The roots grow all over my dad’s yard
Turns out, my dad has wild horseradish that grows around his property. I”m guessing it’s called “wild” because it grows freely? I don’t know, is there even really a difference? Let me know in the comments!
So obviously, my first thought was homemade horseradish! But first, I had to figure out to make it. Thank you youtube. After a few helpful tutorials, I was confident I could totally make it.
I grabbed gloves and a pail, my boyfriend grabbed the shovel, and off we went!
Maybe it’s me, but I swear the leaves of a horseradish root look like banana leaves.
Could be my wishful thinking, I do miss traveling.
Before you start, protect your eyes!
For some reason when you add liquid to the grated root it causes a chemical reaction similar to tear gas, and that shit will burn your eyes!
Prepared Horseradish Recipe:
7 – 8 pieces of horseradish root
3/4 cup of water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp of salt
1. Trim off the the foliage and scrub the roots.
2.. Grate that root.
And Remember, if you can’t go outside wear goggles and open a door. Fresh air is your friend.
3. Add water to roots and mix, let sit for 2mins.
4. Mix in the salt and vinegar.
Artsy – Fartsy – Part
And because, I love artsy fartsy stuff. I went ahead and branded the packaging for my jar. I used my dad’s name as my inspiration.
Fabien’s Hot Tip
If you like rich creamy things, take a spoonful (or two) of sour cream and mix it into your prepared horseradish. You can spoon that over a baked potato, smear it on a juicy steak or even use it as a vegetable dip, so many options and they’re all freaking good.
I hope you enjoy this tasty little recipe!