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If you’ve never had fried radishes before, sauteed radishes will taste like a treat! Keto radishes are sauteed in butter and simply seasoned with salt and pepper. Not only is this radish recipe easy – just 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep – but it tastes great and makes the perfect side dish to just about any main dish.
Cooked radishes take on a potato-like texture and appearance, so serve them where you would serve potatoes for a fun (and keto) side dish. Pair them with pan fried chicken, honey glazed keto salmon, or juicy reverse sear steak.
Can You Cook Radishes?
Yes, you absolutely can cook radishes! You can make roasted radishes that taste very similar, but I’ve found I actually prefer this fried keto radish recipe. They crisp up a bit better. The method is very similar to my garlic butter sauteed mushrooms!
What Do Sauteed Radishes Taste Like?
Sauteed radishes taste similar to potatoes, with a little bite of bite to them. They are a lot more mellow than raw ones.
Radishes get a soft, potato-like texture when you cook them, and just like potatoes, they taste great when you fry them to get crispy on the outside.
How To Cook Radishes
If you’re wondering how to cook radishes and haven’t done it before, frying is a great place to start.
Today I’m going to show you how to make pan fried radishes:
- Prep the radishes. Wash them, and trim the greens and roots. Slice them lengthwise into quarters.
TIP: Slicing radishes into quarters creates more surface area for browning. If your radishes are large, you can even cut them into eighths!
- Melt butter. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it’s hot and starting to foam.
- Add radishes to pan. Place the quartered radishes in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
TIP: A single layer is super important – it ensures that they brown evenly and get crisp on the outside.
- Cook radishes. Saute the keto fried radishes, stirring occasionally until the radishes are soft and browned.
TIP: Don’t stir this radish recipe constantly, or the fried radishes won’t brown.
Are Radishes Keto Friendly?
Yes, radishes on keto are fully approved! By nature, radishes are very low in calories, carbs, and sugars, making them naturally low carb and keto.
Do Sauteed Radishes Have Any Carbs?
Sauteed radishes do have carbs, but not very many! In this cooked radishes recipe, each 1/2 cup serving has just 2 grams net carbs. You can even double the serving size to 1 cup if you like.
Fried radishes makes a great keto side dish to just about any meal, without adding very many carbs.
Can You Make Keto Radishes Ahead?
You can definitely make low carb radish recipes like this one ahead of time. Because radishes hold up well to cooking, there’s no reason you can’t make your sauteed radishes ahead, store them in the refrigerator, and then re-heat when you’re ready to eat them.
You can also prep your radishes ahead by washing, trimming, and chopping them ahead of time.
Can You Freeze Fried Radishes?
You can freeze this easy radish recipe. But, because radishes are made up of mostly water, their texture will be slightly affected. Freeze if you must, or simply cut the recipe in half so that you can eat it fresh.
The radishes will last 2-3 months in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the fridge and then reheat in the microwave (they won’t be crisp this way) or a hot skillet, until heated through.
More Keto Vegetable Recipes
If you like this recipe for sauteed radishes, you may also like some of my other low carb and keto vegetable recipes. I like to use these dishes to round out a protein meal, or to bring to parties to share – whether you’re low carb or not, everyone needs more vegetables in their life! Here are a few favorites for you to try:
- Radish Salad with Dill Dressing – Light and flavorful, if you love radishes, you’ll love this keto radish recipe!
- Roasted Rutabaga – As tender as roasted potatoes, with lower carbs!
- Southern Fried Cabbage – Bacon, onions, and cabbage oh my! This combo is a good one and it’s such a satisfying veggie side dish.
- Keto Roasted Vegetables – This is a basic, staple-type recipe that is so versatile and perfect to pair with just about any meal.
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower – Side dish or vegetarian meal – you can make this delicious cauliflower recipe as a hearty side – or as a main dish!
- Cauliflower Mac & Cheese – Why yes, you can have your vegetables as mac & cheese. This is a favorite and I’m sure you can figure out why. 😉
Tools To Make Radish Recipes
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Paring Knife – Trimming your radishes is easy with this small knife. This ceramic blade is super strong and super sharp, but the size makes it easy to manage for small radishes!
- Large Skillet – The secret for how to cook radishes that brown? Make sure your pan is large enough so that the radishes can fit in a single layer. That’s it! These are my favorite ceramic pans. Functional and nice-looking.
- Glass Storage Containers – Leftovers from sauteed radish recipes? Easily store them in these glass containers with lids.
Keto Sauteed Radishes Recipe
Keto Sauteed Radishes Recipe (Fried Radishes)
Learn how to cook radishes with this super simple sauteed radishes recipe! Keto fried radishes take less than 15 minutes and are similar to potatoes.
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Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the quartered radishes in a single layer. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
Saute the radishes, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes, until radishes are soft and browned. Don't stir constantly, which will prevent browning.
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Serving size: 1/2 cup
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Any time I have tried to do radish recipes, instead of browning, they go from not browned to almost black. They taste okay, just don’t look as appealing as those toasty golden brown looking ones.
Where have these been my whole life. They were amazing. I’m going to make a potato salad with them. Can’t have them raw due to Crohn’s so have to be cooked.
Had them with a filet mignon… SUPERB!!! Thank you!
Another successful recipe! Looked just like roasted red potatoes and were very yummy. Only problem, I didn’t make enough! Thank you Maya & team!
I added roasted corn and it was amazing. None of us like radishes but now we do. I made these for the first time in September 2020 and have continued to make it by themselves or with corn and even cilantro and chili peppers. I thought I left review before so I made sure to go back. I highly recommend y’all try it!
These were a major fail. Very disappointing after all the prep work and cutting these little things. I had my hopes up based on the high ratings here but there’s no passing these as anything close to a potato substitute. 🙁
Oh my!!! These were wonderful – the grandkids even loved them.
Yummy it was so good. I can believe they were radishes. Ty so much.
Sooooo good!! The whole family loved them! And I used black radishes and they worked out great.
Just made this! So easy and delicious! Thanks!
Delish! I added a handful if chopped Italian parsley at the end.
Loved! I used a 10” cast iron skillet and cooked them in 2 batches and they browned perfectly. Not sure how they will feed 6 though, after shrinkage from cooking I’ll be lucky to get 2 servings.
I highly recommend using kerry gold herb butter for this, if you can find it. Total game changer in this recipe and really amped the potato vibe!
Oh my Gosh this recipe for fried RADISHES is my new go-to-recipe for the week. I prepared them with the Cauliflower Rice and Baked Salmon this Saturday. There were no leftovers to be put away. I am currently in the process of re-learning how to eat correctly and am taking my family on this journey with me. I simply loved this recipe and am looking forward to preparing and eating the cauliflower pizza. I award this recipe (5) five stars. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more recipes like this one.
This looks fabulous, I can’t wait to make it. Adding radishes to my grocery list now.
This recipe flashed across my pc so I decided to give it a try. I had some radishes in my fridge for another recipe but forgot where it was. I was pleasantly surprised they tasted like fried potatoes without the carbs. Since I have gone keto I have cut out potatoes and eat a lot of cauliflower. Every now and then I miss having potatoes with my eggs for breakfast, it was like eating home fries. I got really creative after I saw how good they tasted, so the next time I shredded them with garlic and onion and made hashbrowns, they were delicious. Thank you so much, I never cared for radishes in my salads before now I have a new “mock” potato. I wish they were big enough to make french fried radishes.
We’ve just recently discovered daikon radish which is very similar to these small salad radishes we get in North America. Do you think daikon would cook up and roast like these radishes? Do you have any recipes that might work for daikon?
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Hi Jan, Yes a Daikon radish also works as a substitute for potatoes! I suggest trying it in place of celery root in this Beef Stew recipe.
I love daikon radishes and add them to my soups!
I never used to like radishes, until I tried them roasted. I’ve yet to try them sauteed, but this looks delicious.
If you love radishes as much as my husband and I do, I recommend shopping for them at your local foodservice type market or grocery. I can purchase a 5 lb. bag locally at Smart Foodservice (used to be called Cash & Carry) for less than $10. They come cleaned and trimmed – which makes prepping a breeze. Just cut them in to quarters (or slice thin for frying) and you’re good to go. They’ll keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks (but we usually use them up in less time). You can also roast them in the oven and achieve a similar result.
Delicious!! This is such a great side dish. I would have never thought to try this 🙂
Wow, I would never of thought to fry radishes! Brilliant idea and I love that they can be added to a variety of recipes,
I have to admit I’ve never tried radishes this way, but they look so incredible – I love the crispy edges, the color is to die for, and that sprinkle of parsley just sets everything off so perfectly! This could easily increase my radish consumption 1000% 🙂
I’m new to keto. Looking for all sorts of delicious recipes to try without going too meat heavy. Thanks for this fun new twist on radishes. I’ve only had them before in my salads. This was great!
Never imagined such an awesome and easy recipe to make Radishes so happening and tasty. Best snack for sure. Buttery and yum.
OH MY amazing side dish for the family.