Daikon as a Substitute for Mashed Potatoes
2 lb. daikon radish
2 tbsp salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Garlic powder (to taste)
Wash the outside of the daikon radish under cold running water. Pat the
daikon dry with clean paper towels or disposable kitchen towels.
Fill a large saucepan or stockpot halfway with cold water. Add 2 tbsp. sea
salt or kosher salt to the pan.
Chop the daikon radish into small pieces with a large knife. Add the radish
to the saucepan or stockpot.
Bring the water to the boil over high heat with the pan covered. Continue
boiling the daikon pieces until they fall apart when poked with a fork.
Strain the daikon pieces in a fine-mesh sieve to remove all of the water.
Allow the radish to rest in the sieve for 5 minutes to fully drain.
Place the pieces of radish back in the saucepan or stockpot. Add the oil,
the coconut milk, salt, freshly ground black pepper and garlic powder to
Mash the radish and contents of the saucepan or stockpot with a potato
masher. Transfer the mashed daikon to individual serving plates or a large
serving bowl. Serve hot.
Tip: You can add additional seasonings and spices like dried or fresh herbs
to the daikon mash if you want.
Adapted from: eHow
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