Game Day: Pickled Radishes

The Super Bowl is this weekend! I know that you are awaiting a brilliant ideas about how to spice up the usual game day dogs, so I’m here to share with you a success story. These pickled radishes are a great toping for what I can imagine to be almost any meat+bread combo – hot dog/sausages, fish or meat tacos, pulled bork sandwiches, you name it, they’re sure to liven up the dishes. The radishes and carrots are tangy and the dill is so refreshing, I love this combination. Next time I’ll add some more honey or a bit of brown sugar because I like my pickles a little sweet/sour, so feel free to adjust to your liking. No matter which route you go, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser this Sunday.

Pickled Radishes & Carrots*

  • 1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 oz. apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 heaping tsp honey or brown sugar (more if you like it a bit sweeter)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • handful peppercorns

I thinly sliced my vegetables on a mandolin, which was really easy and fast, giving evenly sliced pieces. Mix radishes, carrot, onion, dill and bay leaf, place mixture in a clean mason jar. It’s ok if you stuff it to fit in one because the liquid will actually condense it a bit. Bring the vinegar, honey, salt and peppercorns to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour hot liquid over the vegetables, seal tight and let sit in the refrigerator over night.

{The little sausages pictured above are a great alternative to the typical big brats – they are traditional Nuremburgers from Germany. Fresh rolls or baguette are also a must when you are elevating the game day meal}

* recipe originally from Fig & Fauna

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