The vegetable and fruit stands in the neighborhood are loaded with leafy greens this time of year.
The radishes were too BEAUTIFUL to pass over and at $0.75 for a large bunch too cheap not to buy.
This morning I enjoyed a quick and easy breakfast of coffee and warm French bread topped with radishes and greens sauted in butter.
All you need are a bunch of fresh juicy radishes.
I washed them and cut the green tops off before drying them in a salad spinner to make sure everything was soil free.
To keep things uniform I pulled out the mandolin slicer and made beautiful red jewel disks of the cleaned radishes
Then I heated up both a non-stick pan and the oven (250-300F)
Once the pan was hot I added a large gob of salt free butter
After it melted I dumped in the radishes and allowed them to cook for a bit before adding the greens.
After about 2 minutes the leaves had wilted, the disks were butter infused but still firm and all was ready to be sprinkled with coarse salt before transferring into a bowl.
While the goodness rested I turned my attention to the heated oven and the French bread I purchased on Saturday afternoon.
The paper sleeved loaf was hard as a brick but I had an old trick up my sleeve.
Using my water spray bottle I generously spritzed the paper bag, put it into the oven for 2 minutes and pulled out a soft loaf (use trick only once!) that was quickly cut into 1/2" disks, topped with the veggies and enjoyed with a hot milky coffee.
The butter soothes the peppery radish and the salt highlights its.
Try it and Enjoy!