By Veronica LePinske. It's easy to slip back into old habits. Grabbing something quick and greasy for lunch is a very easy habit to fall into, but there are easy and cheap alternatives, and with just a few minutes in the morning you could enjoy something so much better for lunch. Did you know that the French equivalent to PB&J is radishes swirled in butter and sprinkled with sea salt with slices of baguette? Delicious, satisfying, and so much better than a greasy burger, this easy and elegant lunch is cheap and easy to make and provides all the energy you'll need to make it through a busy afternoon without the guilt of a greasy sandwich and the drowsy feeling that follows.
- 1 bunch of radishes
- fleu de sel (sea salt)
- 1/2 stick of fresh butter (unsalted and softened)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley and fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon of dried herbs de provence
- 1 baguette, sliced
- freshly cracked pepper
- Start by trimming your radishes. Cut off the leafy greens and trim the tip and root ends. Slice the radishes very thinly into discs (almost translucent-thin). Warm up a baguette in the oven on 325 degrees F for 15-20 mins. Cool the bread slightly and slice the bread in 12 slices. Spread a thin layer of butter on the bread slices and top with a few thinly sliced radish disc and top with parsley. Top with a pinch of fleur de sel and cracked pepper.