Steamed Buttered Radishes - Radis Au Beurre à La Vapeur

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A lovely and unusual side dish to all kind of roasts and birds. From the book "The French Farmhouse Kitchen" by Eileen Reece.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove leaves and roots from radishes and wash quickly under cold running water. Do not allow them to soak. Peel and coarsely chop the onions.
  2. Melt half of the butter in a wide-based pan in which radishes can eventually be placed in one layer.
  3. When the butter foams, add the onions, season well and saute over low heat, shaking the pan so that they soften without coloring.
  4. Add the radishes and turn over the mixture with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour into the pan just enough cold water to cover the bottom, cover with a well fitting lid and cook for 5 minutes, no more.
  6. Add the rest of the butter cut to in small pieces, stir well, test for seasoning and correct if necessary.
  7. Pour into a heated serving dish and serve immediately.
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WOW!!! I wasn't really sure what to expect from steaming the radishes (DH was really skeptical) but this was really really delicious. It's hard to explain the flavor but so good and the presentation of the dish was wonderful...wish I could take a picture. Definately going into my Favorites of 2012 and one I will be making again. Thank you for posting. Made for New Kids on the Block Jan-June 2012. P.S. I followed the instructions completely.