From the kitchen of Andrea Andros. It's easy to prepare the spread
ahead of time. This has a lovely pink color. This was in the 1st
Family Cook Book.
1 bunch fresh radish, trimmed & scrubbed clean
Grate all but one radish.
Drain in sieve for 30 minutes.
Squeeze out excess liquid with hands OR wring out in paper towels
(do not use cloth towels, as radish liquid stains).
When radishes are as dry as possible, combine with:
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped fine
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
a bit of kosher salt
Spread mixture on toasted cocktail breads, cut on diagonal, crusts
removed OR use crackers
Thinly slice reserved radish for garnish.
Stand a slice atop each toast.
Sprinkle with a touch of coarse kosher salt.
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