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Bacon Fried Radishes

While perusing the recipe section at Diet Doctor I saw a recipe with radishes. Now I have never used radishes before but I have used bacon and bacon makes everything better. I have had radishes in salads before but never prepared buy me. I was feeling adventurous, so while at the store I picked up some radishes. Not being familiar with them I didn’t know there were different types, they had some whitish ones and some lovely pink ones and then ugly black ones all in the same thing and only one price listed. I got some white ones and some pink ones, the black really didn’t look appetizing, along with some other veggies for other recipes…stay tuned… finished my shopping and checked out. At the checkout I was chatting with the cashier and learned the pink ones were called watermelon radishes which was really cool considering I love watermelon.

One tip I would like to offer is do not mix the different types when cooking as they do not cook at the same rate. The watermelon ones cooked much quicker than the regular white ones which left them kind of woody tasting.

Ingredients you will need, besides the obvious of radishes, are:

  • 10 oz. bacon, chopped
  • 1½ lbs radishes, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • salt and pepper

First things first, I had to wash these babies up and trim them. I always wash my veggies and fruit with a kelp soap called Green by Golden(NeoLife) as its totally safe and does a great job so I don’t have to worry about anything with my kids. We also use this to wash up in the shower. After trimming slice off any bad spots and quarter them.

While prepping the radishes you can have the bacon cooking up on the stove top. You could cook your bacon in the oven and just put some of that bacon grease in the pan and saute the garlic up.

Mmm, Bacon!

Once bacon is cooked remove from pan and set aside. Add the garlic to the bacon grease and cook for a few minutes until fragrant. Add the radishes to the pan
stirring occasionally and fry till tender and have a nice color, about 10-15 minutes. *A note here, if you have different types of radishes pull the ones that are tender out and let the others cook longer. While radishes are frying break up the bacon into smaller pieces. After the radishes are finished add the bacon back to the pan and season with salt and pepper leaving it to cook for a few minutes to get everything nicely flavored and hot. Remove from pan and eat while still hot.

You can enjoy as a side dish or fry up a couple eggs, since you still have the bacon grease in the pan, and enjoy as a nice meal. That is what I choose to do. It is heavenly.

A little bit of heaven right here.

Nutrition Info per serving(this makes 4 servings): Net Carbs 4g; Protein 10g; Fat 28g. *This is for the radish dish only*

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