I’d never tried a black radish before, in fact, I thought it was a beet upon first glance at the farmers market.
The friendly folks at Garden Works quickly set me straight though, and mentioned that it was a good complement to egg dishes.
I thought it would be a nice addition to a frittata, but I had an unusual craving for potato salad (unusual because I’m normally not a big fan of potato salad), so that’s what I made.
I boiled diced potatoes, drained them once they were just tender, and grated up my black radish. I tossed them both together with a little bit of Japanese mayo, salt and pepper, and served it up on a bed of greens. It was simple and tasty, and the black radish provided the perfect amount of spicy bite to the salad.
As a side note, after discussing with friends that I don’t ever eat American mayos (they taste eggy and don’t appeal to me), but that I love Japanese mayos (no eggy taste and a nice tang!), I finally decided to look up the difference. Turns out that while most American mayos are made with distilled vinegar, Japanese mayo is typically made with rice vinegar (oh and a little MSG…).
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