Radish Butter Sandwiches

I can hear you now ... Radish butter? Have you lost your mind? But seriously ... it's the best appetizer and/or light lunch I've discovered lately. It's fresh, flavorful, and just downright tasty. There's something about the crunchy, peppery taste of a radish mixed with good salted butter that screams "Spring is here!"

I first made it with some french breakfast radishes I picked up from the farmer's market, but it's also delicious with plain red radishes or big purple daikon radishes ... or any radish you choose. The flavor is more or less peppery depending on the variety you choose, but no less delicious. Try it ... and let me know what you think!

Radish Butter
From Deborah Madison's Local Flavors

5 french breakfast radishes, chopped small (it was a little over 1/2 cup)
1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup), softened - it's best with Kerrygold butter or Amish roll butter, but any salted butter will do
1 tsp lemon zest

Mix ingredients well. I use my KitchenAid mixer, because it's super easy - but you can also use a good old fashioned wooden spoon too.

Serve spooned over crusty bread. A good baguette from your favorite bakery is perfect.

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