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hottest horseradish you've ever had
« on: September 9, 2013, 07:29:42 pm »
Ok I am on a mission. Years and years ago when I was little my grandfather used to get horseradish sauce in half gallon jars. It was hot enough to where when you opened it it burnt the hair right out of your nose and brought tears to your eyes. Sadly to say that brand is no longer around. I believe it was called vergabrand horse radish. Stores today do no carry anything even close to this. Only thing I found close to it was Captain kats seafood restaurant. Their cocktail sauce would literally take your breathe away. But they would only sell the cocktail sauce and not the horseradish.

I want to know what is out there. I want the hottest of the hot. I want horseradish where when you open the jar it takes your breathe away just from the smell. What do you all have and where did you get it from? Can it be ordered online?


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I may have just found a lead on Verga Brand Horseradish. I was reading another forum and someone mentioned that Heims Pure Foods in Gloucester City NJ still sells it. I've sent them an email to make sure since the forum post was 2 years old. I really hope they do. Then its a matter of figuring out how to get it from jersey to georgia :)
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    Re: hottest horseradish you've ever had
    « Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 10:07:55 am »


    My Slovak Grandma used to make horseradish that was so strong it turned me off of horseradish until quite recently.

    You might try Slovak/Polish/Middle European markets to see what is available.

    Hmm, home made horseradish, I might have to look into this!!

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    Re: hottest horseradish you've ever had
    « Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 11:28:02 am »
    You want hot than get some wasabi. Wasabi is  in the same family as horseradish and way hotter. It is also pretty rare and very expensive. Most wasabi you get here in the states isn't true wasabi, it's green tinted horseradish so beware.

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    Re: hottest horseradish you've ever had
    « Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 07:39:48 pm »

    My Slovak Grandma used to make horseradish that was so strong it turned me off of horseradish until quite recently.

    You might try Slovak/Polish/Middle European markets to see what is available.

    Hmm, home made horseradish, I might have to look into this!!

    Horseradish root begins to lose its potency as soon as it's processed.  Vinegar is added to stabilize it but only slows the deterioration so if you want hottest of the hot, make it yourself.

    I'm sure plenty of recipes exist on the web.  If I remember right, Bill, all you need to make the relish is fresh horseradish root, vinegar, and salt.   ;D
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    Re: hottest horseradish you've ever had
    « Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 08:24:56 pm »

    Thanks, I'm thinking about getting some horseradish root and growing my own.

    http://www.freeplants.com/horseradish.html

    Sounds simple.  I like simple!!  ;D



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    Re: hottest horseradish you've ever had
    « Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 01:36:39 pm »
    I make it myself for Easter.  I normally just use root and vinegar.  Tried it with salt this year= no good.  You definitely need fresh roots, I grow my own.

    Best store brand I've found: Silver Spring sold at Save A Lot stores.  Not super hot but good flavor.

     

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