Sauteed Radishes are a great low-carb and keto-friendly side dish that can easily replace the need for starch potatoes. This side dish couldn’t be easier and it is cooked up quickly making dinner in a hurry.
Radishes, a crunchy root vegetable, are commonly eaten raw and can be found sliced on most salad bars these days. Though radishes can come in a variety of colors and shapes, most of us will be familiar with cute little round radishes with red and white flesh.
Growing up I can’t say I was a fan of radishes. As a matter of fact, I hated them. I do remember my parents enjoying them and having them on the table from time to time.
But I didn’t like the peppery taste that accompanied the crunch most people enjoy. I never did understand why they were spicy when after all they were just a root-like some of my other favorites carrots and potatoes.
Since my childhood, I’ve learned that radish can come in all types of shapes and even colors. I also now know why they carry a slightly peppery taste.
They are a part of the Brassicaceae family and their hint of spice is reminiscent of their root cousin, horseradish.
Tastes Change and So can Radishes
These days, I am happy to report that my feelings for radishes have changed. Gone are the days of harboring disdain for these little gems. I actually find myself looking forward to serving them at mealtime.
Mind you, the little girl in me still doesn’t like them raw, so I am glad that not only have my tastes changed but so have my options for radishes!
If you follow a low carb or the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle you will know that I am not alone with my newfound love of these little root vegetables. Because of the lower carb content in radishes, they can offer a great substitute in dishes that call for potatoes, like roasts and soups.
If you like dishes like these two I mention I would definitely recommend you try adding them in place of the starchy potatoes. As for myself and my husband, we enjoy our radishes either roasted or simply sautéed in bacon drippings with some red onion slices tossed in.
Simple sides make me happy. They cook up quickly and offer a break from our typical sides like broccoli and green beans.
My young son, like myself at his age, has not completely confessed his love for radishes, even the cooked ones, but he is slowly warming up to them and will at least take a spoonful on his plate each time I make them.
So, I am hopeful that with time he will also learn to love radishes, but until then that just leaves more for me!
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Simple Sides: Sautéed Radishes
An easy healthy side dish of sliced radishes sauteed until tender. This is a delicious low-carb way to replace potatoes.
- 2 pounds of fresh radishes
- 1 medium red onion
- 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings (or oil of your choice)
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Remove the little root ends from the radishes and slice them into nice even slices. This will ensure they cook evenly in the pan.
- Remove the skin from the onion, cut it in half, and slice it into thin slice each half into thin even slices.
- In a skillet, over medium heat, add in your bacon drippings or oil.
- Next, add in your sliced radishes and cook until they are slightly tender. Stir occasionally so they don't burn. If you need more fat in the pan adds as needed.
- When your radishes are slightly tender toss in your onion slices and your spices. Cook the dish until both your onions and radishes are as soft and tender as you like them.
- Serve warm.
Amount Per ServingCalories 60Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gSodium 205mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 3g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
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Suzanne Elliott says
Oh my stars! Made the sautéed radishes, and it was great! My husband liked them and said it’s a keeper. Great flavor, and even our little dog wanted some! Will definately make it again !