These gorgeous radishes that my mom grew deserve some special treatment. There is no more elegant combination than French Breakfast radishes, butter, and salt. I’ve combined them here with a simple basil butter. The combination of the crisp radishes and fragrant basil is delicious. Imagine serving a platter of these at your next party- people will think you are so chic! Or you can be like me and eat yours while watching Wow Wow Wubzy. Makes 8
- 8 radishes, I used French Breakfast
- 4 T. unsalted butter, softened
- 4 large basil leaves, sliced very thinly (chiffonade)
- 8 French baguette slices
- Fancy salt like Fluer de Sel or Sel Gris – the salt matters here, people.
To chiffonade the basil, stack the leaves up and roll them into a tight cigar shape. Then slice thin strips off the roll. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the softened butter with the basil strips.
Slice the radishes vertically into very thin slices. Spread each baguette slice with 1/2 T. of the basil butter. Arrange the radish slices on top and sprinkle each one with sea salt. Serve right away. For a party, make the butter up to one hour ahead. Let it sit covered on the counter so that it doesn’t harden. Have your radishes sliced and refrigerated, then all you have to do is assemble right before the guests arrive.