Did you know that radishes can also be fried very well? Radishes fried in olive oil with the fiery spice of harissa, are an incomparably delicious topping for the creamy cream cheese Labneh.
Fresh, fiery & creamy
Fresh radishes not only look really good in a tasty salad, but as roasted radishes they get a really spicy drive.
Radishes already carry a fresh spiciness, but this is softened somewhat when they are fried. This is very good, because I can add a small portion of the spicy chili paste Harissa without overdoing it.
By the way, you can leave the leaves on, because they also taste really delicious when fried! So wash the radishes with the leaves once properly. Then they come directly with olive oil and harissa in the pan. Add a little salt if you like, and the fried radishes with harissa are ready.
For my part, I always have a portion of fresh Labneh in the fridge. The creamy cream cheese from yogurt is always made in a jiffy anyway and is not only great for dipping.
I then simply spread the cream cheese artfully on a plate and put the fried radishes on top. By the way, the oil in the pan has absorbed a lot of flavor during frying. Therefore, I give the spicy oil also still over the plate.
Finally, I pluck fresh cress and scatter it over the fried radishes and the labneh. This actually lifts the taste again neatly and brings with its delicate mustard notes also further flavor to the plate.
If it’s not hot and spicy enough for you, season everything with a few chili flakes and salt. It goes best with crusty baguette, which you can then pull through the cream cheese and oil. Enjoy your meal!
Recipe for fried radishes with harissa on labneh
- 1 Straining cloth
For the radishes
- 1 Handful Cress
- 1 Pinch Chili
- optional: baguette
- Prepare the labneh according to the recipe.
- Wash radishes with leaves and shake dry. Halve or quarter larger radishes – leave leaves on.
- Mix olive oil, harissa and salt in a hot pan and roast radishes in it on all sides for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
- Place fried radishes on labneh, drizzle remaining oil from pan over and garnish with cress and chili.
- Serve fried radishes on labneh with baguette, for example.