Lillet and Brown-Butter Glazed Radishes with Kohlrabi

Photo: Stephen Kent Johnson
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Look for radishes with fresh, vibrant green tops, which lend a striking color and mild peppery bite.


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 large bunch globe radishes (about 12), halved, plus leafy green tops for serving

  • 1 large or 2 small kohlrabies (about ¾ pound), peeled and cut into ½-inch wedges

  • 1 cup Lillet Blanc

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high. When it boils, reduce heat to medium; simmer until foamy. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally and scraping bottom of pan, until foam subsides, butter turns golden brown with a nutty aroma, and milk solids separate into brown specks that sink to bottom, 2 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Add radishes, kohlrabi, Lillet, and 3/4 cup water. Generously season with salt and pepper. Boil, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender and liquid is reduced to a glaze that evenly coats vegetables, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl; let cool 5 minutes. Toss with radish greens; serve.

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