Fried Cucumbers

Kirby cucumbers are short (about 6 inches long) and very crisp, which makes them ideal for pickling and frying.

Yield: Makes about 5 1/2 to 6 dozen
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 57 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 4 small Kirby cucumbers (about 1 lb.), cut into 1/8- to 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup self-rising white cornmeal mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soft drink
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ranch dressing or desired sauce

Preparation

  1. 1. Arrange cucumber slices between layers of paper towels. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and let stand 20 minutes.
  2. 2. Combine cornstarch and next 3 ingredients. Stir in soft drink and egg. Dip cucumber slices into batter.
  3. 3. Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large cast-iron or heavy skillet; heat to 375°. Fry cucumbers, 6 to 8 at a time, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, and serve immediately with dressing or sauce.
  4. Note: We tested with White Lily Self-Rising White Cornmeal Mix.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Fried Cucumbers Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy