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How to Make Your Own Homemade Horseradish

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Homemade Horseradish

If you are fortunate enough to have horseradish growing in your garden, fresh preparations are definitely far superior to the dried or store-bought varieties for use in your cooking.

To assure that you have the full potency of this tear-producing concoction, make your horseradish preparations in small batches and do not store them for more than two to three weeks.

Fresh horseradish roots will keep for a long time if they are stored in moist sand in a cool place, such as your garage. Or, you can also freeze the roots, but they will turn bitter after three months in the freezer. (for other home made recipes; from basic mustards to Spicy German Mustard, Pale Dijon mustard, and homemade cheeses, both herbed and regular milk cheese, homemade soymilk, and other favourite recipes, go to and look under the ‘Recipe’ category.

To make your own fresh horseradish, you can either use roots fresh from your garden as needed, or roots that you purchase when available from your local grocer or country farm. Store any unused root, as above.

    1. Wash each root, scraping the part to be used clean of soil.
    2. Grate the root yourself, or cube the desired amount of cleaned horseradish root and put it through a food processor or blender.
    3. Add enough white vinegar to make a spreadable paste.
    4. Add sugar and salt to your personal taste.
    5. Pack the prepared horseradish in a jar with a tightly fitting lid.
    6. Store in the fridge between uses.