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Fried Cucumbers Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Fried Cucumbers

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"My husband isn't crazy about fried green tomatoes, but he loves these. This is a different and easy way to use up all the cucumbers in the garden! They can be dipped in ranch dressing, horseradish sauce, or salsa."

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Original recipe makes 24 slices Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Line a plate with a paper towel; set aside.
  2. Roll the cucumber slices in the cornmeal. Fry the slices in the hot oil, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the cucumbers to the prepared plate; sprinkle with salt to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2009

Very unexpected!!I modified the recipe bit. I tried the recipe exactly but not enough crunch. So I took some cornmeal, about 1 cup and added an egg and about 1/3 cup beer. Toss cucumber slices in the dry mix and then in the wet. Then fry. Fantastic! I had some mexican squash in the fridge and used those as well. My family was hesitant at first (who ever heard of fried cucumbers, after all)With some ranch dressing or try some ketchup with a bit of hot sauce mixed in. Could not keep up with demand!! Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 13, 2013

I made this exactly as instructed and it was alright but nothing exciting. I never fry anything and I never use cornmeal so I think it was just my taste and inexperience. I will try again using some of the ideas from other posters and hopefully it will be as I hoped. update: So tonight I gave this another try but changed it a bit. I sprinkled garlic powder on the cucumbers then coated it in corn meal, then dipped in water and then bread crumbs. I then sprinkled with salt and pepper and baked for about 20-25 minutes on 375! they came out sooooo much better. More flavor and crispy instead of soggy. This way is worth 5 stars I think!


19 Ratings

Dec 10, 2009

I rate this recipe a 4 stars because it is good but I did make a few adjustments. I did peel and slice the cucumber as stated in the directions. Then I seasoned the cucumbers with some garlic salt and onion salt and pepper to taste. After that, I tossed the cucumbers in cornmeal for the crunch, then I tossed them in flour to completely coat the cucumbers. I fried them until really golden brown. I thought they came out awsome like this!!!!

Aug 03, 2009

This was surprisingly good!! I modified the recipe I used a dry mix of italian bread crumbs, flour and garlic powder. Peeled and cut the cucumber lentgh-wise tossed them in the batter cooking in a deep fryer. Simple excellent quick snack served with ranch or asiago peppercorn dip. My husband agreed it was better than fried green tomatoes.

Sep 07, 2011

Our family has enjoyed these for years but we usually cut them lengthwise, dip them in beaten egg with a little milk and then ZESTA cracker crumbs. Add salt and pepper and these are like vegetable steak to me mmmmmm! You have to have the oil fairly hot to start with and keep it hot or they will absorb the grease, then drain on paper towels.

Sep 16, 2009

Surprisingly good! I don't have cornmeal on hand, so I use some Bisquick baking mix instead and it comes out terrific. Eat it while it's hot!

Jul 19, 2010

I wasn't too impressed with the texture of the cornmeal and it didn't stick too good. Next time I'll work them up like I do zucchini. I'd cut the cucumbers about 1/4 inch thick, sprinkle with salt and garlic powder, do a coating with corn starch, then dip in water, then into panko or Italian seasoned bread crumbs. I'd rather bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes than fry and serve with salsa. Great idea and inspiration!

Apr 19, 2011

This was an okay recipe. I took the advice of some other posters and tweaked it a little. I dipped the sliced & peeled cucumbers in an egg, then dipped them in a mixture of flour, breadcrumbs, parsley, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Fried them in a skillet in vegetable oil. They are a pretty finicky veggie to fry. Make sure you don't overcook. The thinner the slice, the crunchier (and less soggy/mushy) the end product. I recommend changing the oil throughout the process, the ones that tasted the best were the ones that were done in fresh oil (not the oil that i had already fried 10 cucumber slices in). Next time I will add Parmesan cheese to the mixture, I think it would make it a lot better.


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  • Calories
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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