Jansson’s Temptation (Daikon Radish Gratin)
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Daikon radish baked in a light, seasoned cream sauce with onion and anchovies.
Serves: 6
  • 2 daikon radishes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh thyme
  • 2 oz anchovies
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Prepare radishes and boil for 15 minutes, until fork tender. This step is really important. Even though the radishes will bake in the oven later, if you don’t pre-cook them, they tend to come out a bit crunchy. Boiling them gives them the nice, tender texture you’re used to in potatoes au gratin.
  3. Sauté onion slices in butter until translucent, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the radishes.
  5. In a greased baking dish, layer the radishes, onion slices, seasoning (a sprinkle of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and fresh thyme), and anchovies, ending with a layer of radishes on top.
  6. Pour cream over the radishes.
  7. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top for color (optional).
  8. Bake for 50 minutes.
  9. Let cool and serve.
Nutrition includes a stick of butter even though entire stick is not consumed in the final dish.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 317 Fat: 32 Saturated fat: 20 Carbohydrates: 3 Sugar: 1 Sodium: 515 Fiber: 1 Protein: 6 Cholesterol: 107
Recipe by The Eat More Food Project at http://www.eatmorefoodproject.com/janssons-temptation-daikon-radish-gratin/