Edible Vegetable Arrangement: Slicing Radishes

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Shape your radishes into flowers! Learn how to slice radishes for a vegetable tray in this free video clip about party appetizer platters.

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Okay, now I will show you how to slice the radish, the giant radish and the purple top turnip. Now these have a beautiful color on the outside, so we don't want to peel that off. We want to take advantage of the pretty color. You want to also take a look. Now here is a little bit more damaged area and this part looks nicer. So this is going to be the section that we cut off flat so that it won't roll while we are cutting it. And you do it just like with the kohlrabi. We are going to, you want to slice off that top. And you want to save this because we may use it for a center later. So save anything that looks interesting. And again, we are going to slice as thinly as possible. And keep that knife moving in a motion like this. It helps also to hold your vegetable like a claw with your fingers here like that, to put the knife right up against your fingers. And that will help guide the knife down as you are going. And you want to slice a bunch of those. Let me show you the, well when we get to the purple section, you will see that you get a nice purple edge on your petal. You are starting to see the pretty purple edge on the petal. And you want to take advantage of all the beauty of the vegetable. And for the radish, again, you want to take a look at it. Look for the part that doesn't look so pretty and cut that off for our base so our vegetable isn't rolling around. You want to hang on to anything. We may use that, we may not. And then slice in a nice smooth straight motion to get the thinest slice possible. You can also put this in to a food processor and get slices also. But you see with the radish how you get that nice pretty color along the edge. Okay, you want to, when you finish slicing you vegetables, you want to store them in a plastic bag so they won't dry out or get yellowed. If you are not going to use them right away, it is a good idea to store them in the refrigerator like this. But even if you are working on them right away, you want to put them in a bag just to keep them moist.

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