Black Radish Chips \\ Croustilles de Radis Noirs

As some of you may know, we like to plant and grow some of our food. This summer will be forever remembered as the Black Radish Summer of 2016. It was our first time growing those, and well, they are very low maintenance and just grew, grew and grew! We are now left with a ton of black radish, which I have no idea how to prepare. If you never had black radish, they are completely pitch black outside and a beautiful contrasting white on the inside. Their flavour is very strong, and they are bitter and spicy at the same time. Imagine a regular radish on steroids, and you’ll almost have the black radish flavour.


Here is my first attempt at making something good with these very pungent roots. As I was looking at these, I thought that everything is better in chip form. So here we go for some black radish chips!

Here is what you need:

  • 2 big black radishes
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds oil
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes

Here is what you do:

  1. Use your potato peeler to cut out thin slices out of your black radishes. Toss them in a salad bowl with the oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350F. Place your black radish slices on a lined cookie sheet in one layer. Bake for ten minutes, flip the chips over, bake for another 10 minutes, and remove from the oven. Enjoy!

Now, are these good? Well, they are something! They are very crispy and have a really nice texture. So you’ll take a few and really enjoy how they feel, and then, BAM, the bitterness will come back strong. Very strong. It’s definitively an acquired taste, but for some reason, I find these quite addictive. I think this is a fun way to prepare black radishes, but I might just keep them for garnish or as a salad topping.


If you have any recipes for black radishes, please send them over!

Ces chips de radis noirs sont définitivement pour les foodies courageux et téméraires! Nous avons fait pousser beaucoup trop de radis noir dans notre potager cet été, et il faut bien en faire quelque chose maintenant! C’est petits trésors noirs sont amers et piquants. Voici ce dont vous aurez besoin pour les transformer en croustilles:

  • 2 radis noirs
  • 1 c. à café de graines de citrouilles
  • sel, poivre, flocons de piment
  1. À l’aide d’un économe, couper les radis en de fines tranches. Les mettre dans un saladier avec l’huile, le sel, le poivre et le piment. Bien mélanger.
  2. Préchauffer le four à 350F (180C) et placer les tranches de radis sur une plaque à bicuits recouverte de papier d’alluminium ou parchemin en une seule couche. Mettre au four pour 10 minutes, sortir et retourner, faire cuire encore 10 minutes et retirer du four. Savourez!

Ces crouistilles sont-elles bonnes? Si vous aimez les choses amers, elles sont pour vous! Personnelement, je pense que je vais garder ces chips pour garnir des soupes ou des salades, mais pas pour notre prochaine soirée cinéma!

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