My husband and I signed up for a local farm produce CSA, where every week we go pick up a huge amount of vegetables that we've pre-paid for but we have very little control over what those veggies actually ARE. This means that I have to get creative. Muahaha.
So after getting a bunch of gorgeous radishes 2 weeks in a row and having no idea what to do with them, I thought of braising them. So this is what I did:
Cut the tops off the radishes, wash them, peel all the weird straggly rootlets off
Halve or quarter the big ones
Put them in a pot with a can of chicken broth, a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of brown sugar
Boil them hard until the broth etc. reduces to a nummy glaze.
I used commercial canned low-fat chicken broth, but IMHO it would have been better with homemade high-gelatin chicken stock. OR you could certainly use vegetable stock to make it vegetarian, or veg stock + oil instead of butter to make it vegan. Honestly, they were really damn good. My husband ate all the leftovers out of the pot one at a time while watching the world cup, mumbling "just one more" after each one.