Ever smell horseradish root? There's hardly any aroma. It's when you grate or cut it that you have to watch out. Horseradish belongs to the same plant family as wasabi and mustard, so it's no surprise it produces mustard oil that can irritate your sinuses and eyes. Get past that hurdle, however, and you can enjoy how delicious it is. It's also one of the six symbolic foods on the Passover Seder plate — bitter herbs to symbolize the bitterness of slavery.
Don't let that leftover horseradish go to waste! Here are seven recipes to put it to good use.
Foodies at Work prepared these delicious cauliflower and horseradish cakes for a Seder thrown by a friend and fellow food blogger. The horseradish gives the cauliflower a nice kick.
Another of the six symbolic foods served on the Seder plate is a hardboiled egg. It symbolizes festival sacrifice. Some people serve deviled eggs, since they are still hardboiled. We love this recipe featured on Taste of Home, which boldly combines two of the symbolic foods with mustard and dill.
The Joy of Kosher combines Gold's horseradish sauce, which is sweet and tangy, with mayo or pareve cream cheese, to create the perfect dip for crispy, baked gefilte sticks.
Saveur featured this recipe for horseradish applesauce and stresses that bottled versions of the stuff won't give the sauce its assertive heat. Grate some of the fresh stuff — mind your eyes and nostrils! — right before preparing it. And try to use homemade applesauce as well. You won't be sorry.
Smitten Kitchen makes a latke that is out of this world: Parsnips, potatoes, dill, horseradish and lemon juice. Be right back. Making about 189,000,000 of these right now.
Maximize that horseradish flavor by mixing it into the frittata and the sour cream topping. Chow recommends you use thinner 1/4-inch-thick asparagus spears in this recipe, which was featured as part of its Kosher-for-Passover Breakfast Recipes series.
Turnips have an earthy flavor, and the fresh horseradish in this recipe featured in The New York Times brings out its natural sweetness. The sour cream adds a tangy, rich element that will make it very hard for you to share.