I made a few minor tweaks to the original recipe, plus the more significant change of not boiling the greens first as I wanted to preserve their "crunch," and thus following recipe was born. Even if you don't celebrate Passover, I think you'll enjoy this unusual and flavorful way to enjoy a nutritious green that too often goes to waste.
I had only 1 bunch of radish greens, which made enough of these little pancakes to serve two as an appetizer or snack. This recipe easily doubles, and simply hold each batch of cooked pancakes on a baking sheet in a warm (250° to 300° F) oven until ready to serve. Enjoy with a few squeezes from lemons, or with apple sauce or even hot pepper relish or a few dashes of your favorite Kosher hot sauce.
1 bunch radish greens, washed & stems removed (approx. 1/4 lb, or 2 cups chopped)
1/3 cup chopped green onions or spring onions, including green part
|Chopped Radish Greens|
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground allspice
Ground pepper: several turns from a pepper mill or 1/8 to 1/4 tsp (to taste)
3 Tbs olive oil for frying
Optional accompaniments: Lemon wedges, apple sauce, chutney, hot pepper relish, hot sauce
Shake off excess water from the radish greens and use a very sharp knife to chop well.
|Radish green mixture|
Heat oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Use a tablespoon to drop the radish green mixture by the heaping spoonful and gently press with the back of the spoon to flatten into small pancakes about 1/2" thick. Fry until golden brown on each side and cooked through--you may need to work in batches and/or add a little more oil for frying.
|Frying the pancakes|
Remove the cooked pancakes to a plate covered with paper towels to absorb excess oil. If frying in batches, transfer to a baking sheet and hold in a warm oven until ready to serve. Serve warm, with lemon wedges (they taste delicious with a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice) or other accompaniments.
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