Spiral-cut, salted Daikon radish or beer radish (if you can find it).
Salted and spiral cut radish is a staple in German beer gardens and the Oktoberfest. It is ususally served with a mug of beer and a fresh pretzel.
How is this Appetizer called in German?
The radish starter is called "Bierradi" in Bavarian German.
How to pronounce "Bierradi"?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Bierradi".
Authentic Oktoberfest Radish Recipe
- 1 Daikon radish
- 1-2 tbsp. coarse salt
- ½ tsp. coarse pepper
- Peel the radish.
- Use spiral cutter according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Place on a plate, sprinkle generously with salt and allow to rest for about 30 minutes.
- Remove water and sprinkle radish with fresh ground pepper (optional).
If you don´t have a spiral cutter just cut the radish into very thin slices and salt them lightly.
Try other radish variations with a traditionally “Brotzeit” and a mug of beer.