For a novel twist on how to use radishes (other than raw and in salads) and possibly a great way of introducing this humble little root vegetable to kids, why not bake them and create some Radish Chips to munch on.
Although I love the peppery taste of raw radishes, baking them seems to dissolve some of that tartness or peppery taste which kids and adults usually associate with radishes.
Radish Chips are a great snack alternative and so easy and quick to prepare.
Ingredients 1 Bunch radish
Allow one bunch of radish per person.
Wash and trim the greenery from the radishes.
Thinly slice the radishes. I used a mandolin however, if you donít own one try using a vegetable peeler Ė you will get similar results.
Thinly slice the radishes using a mandolin - if you don't have a mandolin you can still create thin slices using a vegetable peeler.
Pre-heat the oven to 170įC.
Finely dice the sea salt, rosemary and thyme and ensure the ingredients are well mixed together.
Cover a baking tray with alfoil paper and lay the radish slices onto the tray. Similarly when baking any vegetables leave some space between the slices otherwise the vegetables will steam rather than bake.
Sprinkle the radishes with the rosemary, thyme and sea salt mixture. (You can drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the radishes however, in this instance I didnít Ė refer to my notes below)
Sprinkle the radishes with seasoning made from sea salt, rosemary and thyme. I didn't use any olive oil however you may chose to drizzle the radishes with a little extra virgin olive oil.
Place the radishes in the pre-heated and oven and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes (ensuring they donít start to burn).
As they start to turn slightly brown and the edges start to curl flip the radishes and cook for a further 5-6 minutes.
Notes I only used one bunch of radish as Iím the only one that really eats the vegetable in our household but if youíre looking to make a larger quantity, I would estimate one bunch per person.
Additionally, I wanted to bake these chips without any oil, so once they start to cool down they may lose some of the initial crispness that you get once theyíre out of the oven.
To make the radish chips a little more crispy, simply drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the radish slices at the seasoning stage and just prior to placing in the oven to bake.