Fried Daikon (Crispy Daikon Radish Recipe)

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Are you looking for a tasty side dish with Japanese daikon radish? This Fried Daikon is crispy outside with a soft juicy inside that you can’t resist!

Looking for simple daikon dishes? Try my Pickled Daikon, Daikon Skin Stir-fry, or Daikon Soup with Egg.

fried daikon on a plate.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • This Fried Daikon is a quick and easy appetizer that you can whip up in no time!
  • This side dish offers a healthier twist on traditional french fries! While the texture may differ, the taste is equally delightful!
  • It’s simple; only 5 ingredients are required!

Daikon: Japanese Radish

Daikon, often called white radish, is a winter radish variety known for its elongated shape and crisp texture. It is a very common vegetable in Japanese and Asian cooking. Learn more in this quick guide, “How to Cook Japanese Daikon Radish.”

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Fried Daikon Recipe:

ingredient list for fried daikon radish.
  • Daikon: Find a sturdy, weighty, and shiny daikon (Check out more daikon recipes here.)
  • Marinate daikon with soy sauce and grated garlic.
  • Potato Starch: You can substitute it with cornstarch or rice flour.

How To Make Fried Daikon: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make fried daikon.

Step 1

Cut the daikon into sticks.

How to make fried daikon.

Step 2

Marinate the daikon with grated garlic and soy sauce.

How to make fried daikon.

Step 3

Coat the daikon sticks with potato starch.

How to make fried daikon.

Step 4

Pan-fry them at medium heat until crispy.

fried daikon in a plate with kethcup.

Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce! It’s best to eat them right away! They get soft and soggy as time passes, so please serve them immediately and enjoy the crispy texture.

Recipe Tips

  • Do not overcook the daikon, or it will become soggy and lose its crunchy texture because the daikon’s moisture comes out.
  • Do not throw away the leftover soy sauce. You can use it to marinate or stir-fry other vegetables.

Variations

This fried daikon is easy to customize, and create your own version! Try adding these ingredients to the marinade for extra flavors!

  • Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Curry Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Taco Seasoning

What To Serve With

To complement this savory fried daikon, I recommend serving it with yaki udon, tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet), tofu and seaweed salad, and mushroom miso soup.

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Fried daikon served on a plate.

Fried Daikon (Crispy Daikon Radish Recipe)

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Juri Austin
Are you looking for a tasty side dish with Japanese daikon radish? This Fried Daikon is crispy outside with a soft juicy inside that you can't resist!

Equipment

  • Frying pan 26cm 10 inch

Ingredients

  • ¼ Daikon, 220g
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 clove Garlic, Grate
  • 5 tbsp Potato Starch
  • Oil, for pan frying
  • Ketchup (or any favorite dipping sauce), Optional

Instructions

  • Cut daikon: Slice thin rounds and cut them into thin sticks (leave the skin on).
  • Marinate: Put daikon sticks, grated garlic, and soy sauce in a plastic bag, combine to distribute the sauce and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Coat with potato starch: Spread potato starch on a large plate, add the daikon, and coat them with potato starch.
  • Pan fry: Add oil to a frying pan (enough to cover the surface), and pan fry daikon at medium heat until brown on both sides (3 to 5 minutes).
  • Serve: Leave them on a paper towel to remove excess oil and serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Video

Notes

  • It’s best to eat them right away! They get soft and soggy as time passes, so please serve them immediately and enjoy the crispy texture.
  • If you want to serve them later, keep the marinated daikon in the fridge and pan-fry them right before the meal.
  • Do not overcook daikon, or it will become soggy and lose its crunchy texture because the daikon’s moisture comes out.
  • You can use leftover soy sauce for marinating or stir-frying other vegetables. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 508mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: daikon, pan fry
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