It has a radish taste to it but to me it seems milder than many radishes. I've seen it used in salads but I knew it could be cooked. I decided to try it and searched for a few recipes, although I didn't find anything I wanted to try for just one person.
I grated about 2/3 of what you can see here on the coarse grater. I put this into a colander and sprinkled it with salt. I left this draining for about an hour. While it was draining I broke an egg into another bowl, added a clove of garlic chopped, some red capsicum, half a large red onion and mixed all that together with a fork.
Then I squeezed as much liquid as possible from the grated daikon which reduced in volume by a surprisingly large amount and mixed it into the egg mix. It was too runny to form patties so I added some breadcrumbs. My bread had a strong malt flavour so I used Panko crumbs from the pantry. Then I made balls and flattened and fried them.
They were a bit more fiddly to make than I usually do for just myself. I probably would not buy daikon just to make them. However, I was adventurous and did use the daikon. Well almost all of it and I think the rest will go. I hate waste but this could have easily sat in the vegetable bin in the fridge till I threw it out.
Yesterday I went to my son's place up the coast to get my hair done. It was wet up there as it was most of the day in Sydney. However, there was a brief fine patch when I was about 30 minutes by train from the city. I looked out of the window at Normanhurst near the old brickworks and saw two tiny bunnies nibbling grass on the verge. I was past them before it dawned on me what I had really seen. There used to be a rabbit which would be out and about at about 5:30-6:00 am when I lived at Killara. Not in our place but on one of the side streets to the station. It was full grown, but these were small.
I'm giving knitting a rest for a couple of days. I worked on son's balaclava most of Tuesday in an effort to have it ready to take it with me on Wednesday. I didn't get it done, but I did get very stiff shoulders and fingers. I'll probably pick it up again on Saturday but be more circumspect in how much I do. Shoulders are a lot looser today, they were very tight before.