Trim 3 large bunches radishes. Transfer to a skillet and add 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon each butter and sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover, bring to a boil and cook until almost tender, about 4 minutes. Uncover and cook until the liquid evaporates and the radishes are glazed, 4 to 5 more minutes.
Photograph by Con Poulos