Radishes Fermented

Radishes Fermented

Fermenting is something new I have been adding to my list of items I wanted to learn how to make and store.  When the garden is producing more than my family can eat, fermenting is the perfect way to up your food storage.

Don’t be put off by the process of fermenting.  The brine is simple to make and you can add all kinds of different fresh herbs or spices to change-up the taste.

2 cups Radishes ends cut off, washed and sliced
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
3 Tablespoon honey or agava
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine vinegar, water, honey, salt and red pepper flakes.  Warm over medium heat until honey and salt are dissolved.  Stirring whole time.

Place radishes in jar.

Pour brine over radishes.  Leave 1/2 inch head space.

Place weight in jar to weigh down the radishes so they are completely covered in the brine.

Fermented Radishes

See the weight in the top of the jar.  I used a very clean and sterilized rock.  Don’t judge it works.

Take a coffee filter and place over the top of the jar.  Place jar ring on and tighten down.

Fermenting Radishes

Allow the jar to sit at room temperature for one week.  Uncover and taste to see if they are sour or fermented enough for your taste.  If the radishes aren’t sour enough re-cover and let ferment for a few more days and up to 2 weeks.

Once fermented to your taste.  Remove the weight.  Secure top with jar lid and ring.  Store in refrigerator.

Don’t forget to try adding garlic, dill or pickling spices.  ENJOY!

23 thoughts on “Radishes Fermented

  1. I have never seen fermented radishes. I bet those were taste very good. I never fermented anything myself but it is definitely something I should try.

  2. Good post…..but shame I hate radishes. I hate them with a passion. I even tried to eat one of them recently and oh good, I nearly sick! :O (Sorry, thought I mention I hate them he he)

  3. These sound like something my friend would like. She eats radishes all the time and uses them in everything.

  4. What an interesting recipe. I love having radishes added to my dishes, but I have never tried them fermented. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I got used to eating lots of things like this when I lived in Japan. I love them! I ahve never tried on my own, though. I would love to!

  6. Hmmm, radishes fermented with garlic and dill would be tasty! I haven’t done any home fermenting before, but I want to try. And this seems so easy!

  7. This looks easy enough for me to try. These are great for adding some flavor to your favorite snacks or dishes. I think it’s awesome to be able to make this on your own.

  8. Fermenting veggies is something my grandmother always did when we were younger. I don’t like fermented veggies but my family loves the stuff. This recipe I will have to try for them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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