Fried Daikon Radish with Crispy Bacon

Toothpicks can be a cooking tool. Japanese toothpicks are usually made with wood, so it's ok to boil or fry them with ingredients.

Fried Daikon Radish with Crispy Bacon
Photographed by Takashi Yoshida


Recipe by
Shinjiro Terada

Easy

Vegetables

Quick

Party

45kcal

15minutes

Calorie count is for a piece.

Ingredients (Makes 16)

  • 8 cm daikon radish
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 tsp garlic (grated)
  • Curry powder, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Lemon (cut into wedges), to taste
  • Flour
  • Oil for deep-frying

Directions

1

Cut the daikon radish in half, then cut each half into eight wedges. Cut the bacon in half.

2

Place the daikon radish in a bowl and coat with the grated garlic.

3

Roll each piece of daikon radish fairly tightly with a piece of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold the bacon in place, then lightly coat the bacon-rolled daikon radish in flour.

4

Heat your oil for deep-frying to 180°C and deep-fry the bacon-rolled daikon radish until the daikon radish begins to brown and the bacon becomes crisp.

5

Mix together curry powder and salt. Serve with the salt-and-curry-powder mixture and lemon wedges on the side.