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11-25-2008, 05:05 PM
Making fresh ground Horseradish is really easy.

Start of with a whole roots and peel it
Cut the root into cubes and set it aside.
In your food processor, add just enough water to cover the blades and put in a few crushed ice cubes

Put the cube into the blender with about 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

run the processor until it is the consistency that you like.

Now comes the important part.
Once the horseradish is ground, a chemical reaction begins that creates the heat. For mild, let the horseradis blend sit for one to two minutes and then add 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar.

For hotter, let it sit longer, for my hot one, I usually let it sit for about 5 minutes before I add the vinegar

The acid in the vinegar stops the reaction, ain't chemistry wonderful!

I usually make a couple differt heat levels, so do the mild one first, and adjust the resting time from there to get the heat that I want.

Wonderful on beef, ham and especially Keilbasa, must be a Polish thing. But my favorite thing to have it on is just a spoon!

11-25-2008, 07:34 PM
:eevis you might want to add 1 more ingredient . That would be in case you let it sit for more than 5 min and get real hot... Then you are going to need at least 1 Snow Cone (to wipe your *$$ with the next day)

11-26-2008, 09:23 AM
Wonderful on beef, ham and especially Keilbasa...

Thanks for the recipe!

I like horseradish, onion and swiss on rye.

11-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Thanks :eevis! Makin' me thirst for some Bloody Mary's! :tu