Pan Fried Daikon Cake Recipe -
Pan Fried Daikon Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 51 mins

Pan Fried Daikon Cake

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"These crispy savory cakes are a unique and tasty way to enjoy daikon radish. Like an Asian twist on a modified latke recipe. If you like spiciness and the bitter taste of radish, you'll love this recipe. If not, give it a try anyway, dipped in ketchup, sour cream, miso mayo, jam, or whatever floats your boat."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    51 mins


  1. Place the daikon in a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain daikon. Stir in the garlic, onion, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, paprika, and chili garlic sauce. Mix well. Form into 8, small round patties.
  3. Pour oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium heat. Fry patties in the hot oil until firm and nicely brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2011

I live in Japan and subscribe to a grocery service that invariably sends me a daikon each week. These are not US daikon, my daikon are HUGE. My biggest shocker was the 5 kilo daikon. It was like a cricket bat! Needless to say, I struggle to use up all that daikon weekly and I frequently give it away to Japanese friends. Not anymore. This recipe is fabulous. EVERYONE, including the picky 6 year old, LOVED this recipe. I have made it twice now, served as a side dish, but I can see making it on a large scale for party nibbles. The only change I was forced to make was the sriracha - the only thing I had on hand was Thai chili sauce, which worked very well and added a nice tang. I was generous with it - probably more like a tablespoon, as it was sweet chili sauce. I also fried the cakes in just enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan - not near as much as the recipe called for. Seriously, if you have daikon in the house, make this. This recipe will change your opinion of daikon - it has changed mine - I now look forward to the daikon rather than dread them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2010

This had a very weird taste. I could not quite put my finger on it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either.


66 Ratings

Dec 09, 2009

Very good. I found it a bit too salty, so you can reduce the salt and when draining the daikon, press out some extra water. If you find that the patties are not holding, add an extra egg. I used garlic chili sauce and homemade corg (Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic) jelly as sauces. Excellent.

Nov 16, 2010

Yummy! I skipped direction #1 and instead grated my daikon the night prior [tip from the previous reviewer] and squeeze the liquid out before use. Added 1 tsp of Sriracha because I like the tang. I didn't have Italian bread crumb; so, I added 1/2 tsp of Italian dressing powder mix. Delicious & easy to cook. [Must have taste buds for daikon radish.] This recipe is a keeper, thank you!

Jun 07, 2011

Instead of using only daikon, I mixed sweet potatoe and daikon radish.

Dec 21, 2010

We received three large daikon in our CSA delivery and I had no idea what to do with them before I found this recipe. These are wonderful!

Apr 19, 2011

Alright, so I made a big mistake because I used turnips instead of radishes (grated, soaked in salt, etc.), BUT this recipe was so versatile and delicious that it turned out just fine. The only change I made other than that was added some crunched up crackers in addition to the bread crumbs because my mixture was too wet and I wanted it to have a little extra crunch to it. This was delicious! I made a very similar recipe for zucchini patties a few months ago, but honestly I liked this one better. I might try to make this with radishes next, but just in case anyone is curious, it does work great with turnips.

Feb 15, 2010

Very tasty and pretty easy to make! I used much less oil - enough to cover the bottom of the pan (maybe 1/4 inch worth) and green onions instead of red. They turned out great. Also, I skipped the step of salting and draining the daikon because I had grated mine the day before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 1434 mg
  • 57%

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

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