Radish Canapes

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From the kitchen of Andrea Andros

Trim & scrub clean:

1 bunch fresh radishes

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

To serve:

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.

NOTE:

You can make the spread ahead of time.