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This Horrid Raddish


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I feel like a participant on the television version of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

While cultivating the garden, I unearthed several giant raddishes, 8-10 lbs each. They are about the size of a football (both types, as the surface is quite irregular). Tasting them, they have a muted raddish flavor, with a quite woody texture. Not too woody; they are crisp and toothsome. Overall, a very plesant tasting. I have made soup, as reccommended by Larousse Gastronomique, with the greens which were oddly more flavorful than those of a normal "dwarf" raddish.

So what the hell do I do with these monsters? I would give some away, but my neighbors fear contact with such a hidious deformity. I will probably try to stew some. Surely there is something else. Is there?

Rice pie is nice.

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Bibimbap intimidates me, much as Jin does.

:sad: Sorry.

You don't need a dolsot. You could put the rice in a skillet on a medium heat until the bottom crisps and then slide it into a noodle bowl and then scatter (bibim) your assorted stuff atop the rice (bap).

To ferment, just leave it in a cool dark place for three or four days with the container inside a larger container to catch the runoff.

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Bibimbap intimidates me, much as Jin does.

:sad: Sorry.

Joking, Jin, joking. Replace intimidates with inspires. Really.

Might as well try this tonight. However, a portion must be without egg as my wife does not eat them. :sad:

But that still leaves alot of raddishes.

How well do they store as I have only cultivated small portions and otherwise purchased raddishes as needed?

Rice pie is nice.

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I meant that you could make a BIG batch of kimchi, and then have it to eat for months. After all, it is a preserved vegetable. And I use kimchi as a side with bbq (or what subs for bbq), put it on sandwiches -- do all sorts of un-Korean things with it. Someday I plan to use it as a filling for dumplings ... yum.

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Could it be trated like a daikon? Sliced rather thinly and pickled in the Japanese style? (More experienced pickle-makers will need to fill in the datails.)

I have also had it with dim sum, steamed and served with dipping sause. (I think XO sauce, but soy/vinegar/chili oil mic dues nicely as well.)

BTW, Kyle, the title of this thread is truly poetic! :laugh:

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giant raddishes, 8-10 lbs each. They are about the size of a football

where the heck do you live? three mile island!! put the radishes back in the ground, gather up the wife, kids and dog, and walk away.......never look back.

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giant raddishes, 8-10 lbs each. They are about the size of a football

where the heck do you live? three mile island!! put the radishes back in the ground, gather up the wife, kids and dog, and walk away.......never look back.

Aw come on Rat. There is something to be said about a giant freaky looking crudite platter that looks like it came out of The Land Of The Giants.

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giant raddishes, 8-10 lbs each. They are about the size of a football

where the heck do you live? three mile island!! put the radishes back in the ground, gather up the wife, kids and dog, and walk away.......never look back.

I can tell that several bulbs simply grew together. I live in Texas, with lots of red soil. I missed them while harvesting the crop.

And, after a tough day, I would of course drink vodka with them throughout the night. Didn't I post about my last raddish party? Now I feel a bit guilty about eating them..

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Rice pie is nice.

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