Hello Summer. Hello picnics. Hello Radish Salad filled Deviled Eggs.
I got lucky this week, my Farm Fresh box had a bouguet of Rosy Radishes just waiting for ideas. One idea happened very fast: I washed it, sprinkled some fleur de sel on top and popped it in my mouth. Done.
The next idea took a tiny bit more patience, but the payoff was big. I boiled a few Safe Eggs, grabbed my mandoline to create a handful of thin slices, and chopped a few into a fine mesh of peppery sprinkles.
Once the eggs were finished and peeled, I got fancy with the yolks (not really.) I used a garlic press to turn the yolks into a crumbly garnish. You could just as easily chop them up too.
The whole filling came together pretty fast, however my husband came by and stole two of them before I hardly got started. I will also tell on him by exposing that he ate the leftover Radish salad without anything more than a cracker for a scoop. His sneaky return to the scene of the crime is always a good sign that the recipe works on a whole hardy level, too.
For the more "elegant among us", these make a beautiful party platter and can be chilled ahead of time for a picnic treat.
I used Safe Eggs for these, because I always have those on hand for baking with meringue or macarons or sauces. I learned about Safe Eggs at a blogging meeting and loved the whole idea of NOT worrying about raw egg whites or young kids eating baked treats, etc. Here's a link that tells you more about it: SafeEggs.com
Hope all your picnics are sunny and your days filled with delights as tasty as this Radish Salad. :D
Recipe: Radish Salad
1/2 cup minced Radish (about 5-6 large Radishes)
1 extra Radish, sliced for optional garnish
1/3 cup Sour Cream or Cream Cheese (for firmer)
1/4 cup Grated Parmigianno Cheese
1/2 Lemon zest
1/2 Teaspoon fresh (or dried) Tarragon (or Dill)
6 Boiled eggs (cut in half, yolks removed and saved for garnish)
1) In a small bowl, mix the minced Radish, Sour Cream, Cheese, Zest, a couple of the cooked yolks, Herbs and dash of salt and pepper together well.
2) Spoon a heaping amount of Radish Salad into each boiled egg white half.