Easy Kabocha Squash Fries

If you’re looking for a super easy kabocha squash recipe, why not try these Japanese-style Kabocha Squash Fries? It’s ready in 10 minutes and tastes so good!

fried kabocha squash served on a plate

Kabocha squash is the sweet and starchy Japanese pumpkin we make all sorts of dishes.

We love these kabocha squash fries because they’re crispy on the outside and soft in between. We like to serve them as a side dish with anything from dinner, lunch, or breakfast!

You need four ingredients, kabocha squash, potato starch, salt, and oil. Fry up the kabocha squash, sprinkle with salt while they’re still hot, then enjoy!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Japanese kabocha squash
  • You are looking for kabocha squash fries recipe.
  • You want to make a side dish with kabocha squash

I will show you how to make this tasty dish. If you want to check the recipe, please jump to the recipe card. Let’s get cooking!

About This Recipe

  • Kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin)
  • Four ingredients
  • Easy recipe under 10 minutes
  • Crispy and sweet

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

ingredients for fried kabocha squash
  • Kabocha squash: We use 1/4 Kabocha squash. Find the one already cut into a quarter size if you can. If whole kabocha squash is the only option, this post “How to Cut Kabocha Squash” would be helpful.
  • Potato starch: Coating with potato starch makes these fries crunchy. You can substitute it with cornstarch or rice flour.
  • Salt: I use coarse salt in this recipe, but please use your favorite salt.
  • Oil: I use olive oil in this recipe, but please use your favorite oil.

🔪Instructions

Ok, let me walk you through how to make it step by step. You can watch this recipe video as well.

how to make fried kabocha squash step by step
  1. Remove the kabocha squash seeds and cut it into slices.
  2. Coat with potato starch.
  3. Shallow fry on one side for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Turn over and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle salt.
fried kabocha squash served on a plate with a folk

Here you go! The outside is crispy, and the inside is thick and sweet, with a sprinkle of salt to make it even tastier.

Please enjoy these fried kabocha squash while they are still hot!

How to Cut Kabocha squash

If you’re not sure how to cut it, have a look at this complete guide!

How to Cut a Kabocha Squash (Japanese Pumpkin)
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Cutting kabocha squash.

How to Cook Kabocha Squash

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If you are new to kabocha squash or looking for more recipes to spice up your fall menu, check out my other Kabocha recipes in this post!

Thanks for Stopping By!

fried kabocha squash with a folk

If you love kabocha squash, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this simple but tasty dish. It’s easy to make and tastes so good!

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fried kabocha squash served on a plate

Easy Kabocha Squash Fries

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Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
If you're looking for a super easy kabocha squash recipe, why not try these Japanese-style Kabocha Squash Fries? It's ready in 10 minutes and tastes so good!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Kabocha squash, 250g
  • 2 Tbsp Potato starch, 18g
  • a pinch of Salt
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Cut kabocha squash: Remove the seeds and cut it into slices.
  • Coat with potato starch: Put the kabocha squash and potato starch in a large bowl and stir by hand to coat evenly.
  • Shallow fry: Put 1 cm (1/2 inch) oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Put the kabocha squash and fry on one side for 1-2 minutes (or until browned), turn over, and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt: Transfer them to a plate, and sprinkle salt on them.

Video

Notes

  • Equipment: Frying pan 22 cm/9 inches
  • Substitute: You can substitute potato starch with cornstarch or rice flour.
  • If you don’t know how to cut kabocha squash, see this post: “How to cut kabocha squash.”

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 7.1g | Sodium: 99.4mg | Sugar: 1.4g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried kabocha squash, vegan
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ich liebe sweet Kabocha, ich könnte ihn jeden Tag essen, morgen, mittags, abends und zwischen durch auch, yummy!
    I love sweet kabocha, I could eat it every day, morning, noon, evening and in between too, yummy!
    Grüße,
    Jesse-Gabriel