My husband and I love to experiment with recipes and some of the most unusual sounding turn out to be favorites of our friends and family such as Zucchini Cobbler or Eggplant and Turnip Parmesan (I haven’t posted this recipe yet).
But, when one of the vendors in the farmers market in Fernandina Beach asked us if we had tried making a bacon wrapped radish, honestly, we laughed out loud! Then of course, we set out on a mission to learn more.
We found a variety of recipes and approaches to this promising appetizer, but none were exactly what we were looking for, but with a bit of trial and error, we have perfected the Bacon Wrapped Radish.
Three dozen fresh-fraom-the-farmers-market radishes.
2 Tablespoons of your favorite bar-b-q sauce, slightly diluted with one tablespoon of water.
1 package (12 slices) of fresh, regular thickness, bacon slices.
1 Box of toothpicks.
Wash radishes off and pat dry.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Lightly spray broiler pan with cooking spray or olive oil to prevent sticking.
Stab several hole into each radish with a toothpick.
Wrap 1/3 of a slice of bacon around each radish and secure with a tooth pick.
Arrange radishes on a broiler pan, about an inch apart.
Brush gently with the bar-b-q sauce.
Cook in oven about 45 minutes, or until bacon browns.
These are fabulous, but the heat seems to build up within the radish and they stay hot out of the oven for longer than you would expect.
TIP: Save some leftovers, these Bacon Wrapped Radishes are even BETTER on day two!