Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pretty Radish Sandwiches


Tonight, I had to do a late run through Meijers for butter because I have some cupcakes that need frosting. How did I run out of butter? I was up there anyway because I had killed my cell phone earlier this week and I had a library book that was due today that I didn't finish, but that's ok because I didn't really enjoy it. But I had to drive up to return it. But I digress....

Anyhow, so I'm wandering hungrily through Meijers and this happy little radish bunch lept off the shelf and into my cart. Ok I'm lying. I picked them up and put them in my cart. They were just so pretty and fresh looking and promised that spring was right around the corner. Well that and I remembered seeing a picture of an open faced radish sandwich in the latest issue of Bon Appetit. Sheesh I love that magazine!

These little radish sandwiches were so easy and quick to put together. I'm now in full anticipation for spring and the first peppery radishes to come out of my backyard garden. Because although my little radishes were downright cute, they weren't as peppery as the ones I grew last year. Now those were good.

Radishes, by the way are really good for you. They are relatives of the turnip. They are high in ascorbic acid, folic acid and potassium. They're also good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper and calcium. They also have a low calorie density. They also can be used for a variety of homeopathic medical remedies.


For all of that, there really is no recipe for these sandwiches. Well Bon Appetit came up with one and if you want to see it you can read it here. But what I did was use unsalted butter to butter as many cocktail slices of bread as I was going to eat. I then sprinkled the butter with kosher salt. Then I carefully thinly sliced as many radishes as it took to cover the bread. Then I ate it. Deeeeeelicious!

5 comments:

glamah16 said...

Perfect for a tea party.Radishes are so under appreciated.

Toni said...

I never thought about radishes as a basic sandwich ingredient. My mom used to eat them with butter.

BTW, it seems that I have to have permission to read your Daring Bakers blog. Whassup with that?

Bellini Valli said...

Radishes would make a very pretty sandwich. They are a "pretty" veggie so they have the added bonus of being good for you as well :D

Deborah said...

So, I don't usually buy bon appetit, but I was at the grocery store last night and the headline "FAST EASY FOOD" caught my attention. I put the magazine in my cart, and here I sit at work, with my new magazine sitting to the side. I had to open it up and look at that sandwich! I don't think I would have even noticed it if you wouldn't have written about it, but now I want one for lunch!

Pixie said...

I do love radish yet don't eat it too often. This sounds like a wonderful easy treat to make!