Sometimes a plain ol’ radish just won’t do! Liven up your party vegetable trays or salads with radish roses. They are surprisingly so simple to make.
Using a paring knife, make ﬁve rounded cuts all around the bottom of the radish about 3/4 of the way down, but not through. After the ﬁrst ﬁve cuts, make another ﬁve rounded cuts above and staggered between the ﬁrst cuts (see diagram). Repeat for a total of three rows of rounded cuts (or more depending on the size of the radish). Use the tip of the paring knife to make a divet in the top of the radish to create the center of the “ﬂower”. After all cuts are made, soak in ice water for at least 1 hour, but up to overnight, so radish cuts open into a ﬂower form.
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