I love the word chrzan - it's Polish for horseradish. I leave you, dear reader, to take a guess at pronunciation!
We have loads of horseradish growing wild in our garden so while cleaning up today I dug up a small fraction of the mature roots to make some horesradish sauce/paste. Here's some photos from the process!
freshly dug-up roots in the middle of the lawn.
1.1kg of roots after they'd been cleaned of soil and given a scrub
Looking better: washed, peeled and roughly diced
First blitzing in small doses. Only additions: 1 glass boiling water, half glass white malt vinegar and half glass white wine vinegar, one tablespoon salt, one tablespoon sugar
The effect of the fumes on my poor eyes!
1.4kg of finished paste after second blitzing (Yes, I DID recalibrate the scales!)
Shops sell horseradish in little 50g jars like the one in front. How long will my 2 x 600g gherkin jars last, I wonder? (the two smaller ones are going to my sisters) Honest proposition: would anyone within travelling distance like some for free? Otherwise it's likely to go to waste, and I'm guaranteed at least a similar harvest in November, and again in the spring!