It may be ironic to write the first post of this blog, “Full Fat Diet” about such a “fat-free” food such as radishes. But bear with me. Let’s first give these guys a good rinse.
…and a little “nettoyage…”
Let’s set the table with a crusty baguette or two… the one on the right is my personal favorite, the “baguette aux céréales” (the other half went into the freezer as soon as we got home from the market). The one on the left is a “tradition.” And since my husband was not in the store at the time I ordered it, I asked for “pas trop cuite” meaning not too cooked!
Three simple ingredients. Radishes. Butter. Bread. But each one is best it can be. The radishes were grown on a local farm and we picked them up this morning at a store called “Direct Producteur” which is located at the “place du marché” in Menilles, in the Eure region of France. It offers all kinds of local”produits du terroir” directly from the producer and without any additional intermediary. We were delighted to discover it! What a treasure trove of delicious fresh products all grown or produced in the region. The butter is also “fermier” as we call it, freshly churned. For this delicious appetizer you must eat the radishes with beurre “demi-sel” or if you don’t have “demi-sel” you could sprinkle some course salt over your “beurre doux” before popping the morsel in your mouth. The bread is also from Menilles, from the bakery just next to the Place du Marché. This is how the morsel looked before it dissapeared. 4 or 5 of these make a nice “amuse bouche” before lunch.
The full fat product here? Butter. Real, genuine, fatty butter. And it was SO good. Did we enjoy it? Oh, why yes we did.