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Fact: No apple or radish parts were wasted in the making of this dish. Leaves of radish and core of apple, you are all worthy! And it only takes a simple recipe to make them shine :)

You will need

Serves 2

  • 5 radishes, whole with leaves on (small to medium in size)
  • 100–200ml vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 pinches salt

Apple Core Sauce

  • 6 apple cores or 2 whole apples
  • 100ml balsamic vinegar
  • 100g sugar
  • Water, to cover

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5 mins to prep

40 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Start by putting the apple cores, vinegar, sugar and enough water to cover the apples in a pot.

  2. Step 2

    Bring to the boil then simmer for 30–40 minutes or until soft and the liquid has reduced slightly.

  3. Step 3

    Put into a blender and blend until smooth.

  4. Step 4

    Pass through a sieve and leave to cool.

  5. Step 5

    For the blistered radish, simply pour enough oil to cover the base of a large shallow frying pan and place it on high until the oil is very hot.

  6. Step 6

    Place one radish at a time, carefully into the pan to achieve a shallow fry and blister on the radish.

  7. Step 7

    Once the leaves are crispy, squeeze the lemon juice straight into the pan and add a few pinches of salt.

  8. Step 8

    Once cooked, pick up each radish individually and place it onto a paper towel to drain the oil.

  9. Step 9

    To finish, plate radishes with the apple sauce as a dip.

Recipe: Blayne Bertoncello

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