In an earlier post I talked about the horseradish plant and the benefits that this spicy root can have when added to our diets besides it just tastes so darn good. I had promised that I would give you some recipes to use once you have harvested some of the roots. So, here I go giving you some ideas on how to use the root other than buying it in a sauce in the grocery store. (Which by the way there is absolutely nothing wrong with!).
Apple Horseradish Sauce
Perfect for pork dishes!
4 Granny Smith apples
2 fluid ounces cider vinegar
2 ounces fresh horseradish, grated
1 teaspoon paprika
1 fluid ounce white wine
Grate the apples and moisten them with vinegar. Add the horseradish and paprika. Thin to the desired consistency with the wine.
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
8 large red potatoes, diced with peel on
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon Horseradish
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes until tender. Drain well. Add butter, cream, and horseradish, then mash well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Make Your Own Sauce – It is really easy!
The guy in this video shows us just how to do it!
You can also use horseradish as a topper on vegetables and in salads as a substitute for butter and salt.
There are really many ways to prepare and use horseradish in our meals. For some really great recipes, try this cookbook:
I think you will have fun and really enjoy these recipes using the horseradish that you grew in your Indiana garden or purchased in the produce section of your local grocery store. Of course, being a gardener, I prefer growing my own but if space for you is limited there is nothing wrong with buying a root and using it in your recipes.