Got radishes in your garden? Then do what I’ve learned to do, and turn the humble pink or red roots into a Classic French Radish Sandwich. Radishes require nothing more than sweet butter, coarse salt, and a crusty baguette to make them sing. Check out my video recipe for this crunchy-licious picnic fare:
Oh. No garden for you? You can find radishes at any respectable supermarket. Even my local, poorly-stocked market sells the roots.
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As mentioned, I have ‘French Breakfast’ and common round ‘Cherry Belle’ radishes in my little herb garden. Both types are extremely easy to grow. Both types are fast, too — just 28 days from seed to harvest!
A romantic tip: Find someone who looks at you the way Avery looks at my Classic French Radish Sandwich.
Need another great radish recipe? Check out my Roasted Radishes with Honey, Lemon and Thyme.
Here’s the printable recipe (which, in truth, you probably don’t even need):
Classic French Radish Sandwich
- A mandoline, for thinly slicing the radishes
- A crusty baguette
- Unsalted butter, softened
- 1 bunch radishes (about 12 roots)
- Coarse salt (i.e., kosher, sea, or Malden)
- Cut the baguette crosswise into 4 quarters. Slice each quarter lengthwise to "butterfly" the bread. Spread the bread generously with the softened butter. Then clean and trim the radishes, and slice them thinly (about 1/16th-inch-thick) on the mandoline.
- For each sandwich, arrange a large handful of the radish slices on one half of the bread. Sprinkle the radishes with a generous pinch of salt, and then close the sandwich and press the bread gently to seal. Serve and enjoy!