Brown Butter Glazed Radishes

Brown Butter Glazed Radishes

Many people think of radishes as a raw salad topper, but cooked radishes are sweet and crisp-tender and make a quick and easy weeknight side. Brown butter adds a hint of nuttiness, and a touch of sugar caramelizes the radishes, while chopped fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon lend brightness. Serve the glazed radishes warm or at room temperature. If you find radishes with beautiful green tops, toss the glazed radishes with the greens and a little olive oil for an out-of-the-ordinary salad.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, bring radishes, butter, sugar, salt and 1/3 cup water to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until all the water has evaporated and the radishes are just tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Continue to cook, tossing the radishes in the melted butter, until the butter has browned and the radishes are golden brown, caramelized and glazed, 5 to 10 minutes more.
  3. Step 3

    Serve glazed radishes topped with herbs and a squeeze of lemon.