I was talking to my Dad through FaceTime this morning, when AN came in with a bunch of radishes straight from her garden. French radish are simple, but delicious to munch on! Especially when it comes straight from the garden like this. I had Dad on hold while I received the bowl and greeted AN and the first thing he said when I got back to him was, "how lucky you are to have these beautiful radishes." The guy was totally jealous, but he was right - I am lucky!
The best way to consume these is during the Spring season. I'm not sure if these are for sale in the supermarkets because I've only had from the garden so far. But I guess they are. Why wouldn't they be? When you have the radishes, clean them thoroughly. Make sure to remove the dirt. I used water and my fingers to clean them and I did it one by one. I cut off the leaves, leaving a little few centimeters so we have something to hold on to when munching them. I was gonna throw the leaves in the garbage, but Dad told me I could use them for a soup. Read the next post for that wonderful recipe. I also cut off the bottom white tip and placed them in a bowl.
How do the French typically eat French Radish? It's too simple. Get ready with bread slices, butter, and salt. Butter the bread slices. Pour a little salt in your plate. In one hand, hold the buttered bread and in the other hold the radish. What you want to do is dip the radish in a little salt, bite into it, and bite into the buttered bread right after. C'est ton con, like the French say. It's too good and I can't get enough of them! French Radish - fresh and so good!