The sharp, mustardy flavor of horseradish makes it a natural choice for perking up plenty of savory dishes. Prepared horseradish is made by grating the root of the plant and mixing it with vinegar or mayonnaise.
Horseradish is a perennial plant that's often grown as an annual for the best-quality root. It's easiest to start horseradish from a root cutting planted in rich soil.
Beware that this potent herb spreads and can easily take over an area. It's
also difficult to get rid of since any tiny bit of root can sprout a new plant.
Use your bounty of zippy horseradish in these tempting dishes.
"People say, 'Wow!' when they taste these flavorful Horseradish Deviled Eggs (pictured above)," confirms Ruth Roth of Linville, North Carolina. "The bold combination of ground mustard, dill and horseradish is so appealing…the plate is always emptied whenever I serve these eggs."
"These spicy Horseradish Meatballs, with their thick savory sauce, are a popular party food," notes Joyce Benninger of Owen Sound, Ontario. "I also like to serve them with rice and a salad for a hearty meal."
"A little of Homemade Horseradish Sauce goes a long way to liven up dark game meats, beef, sausage, chops and deli sandwiches," assures Patricia Wolf of Lewes, Delaware.