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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. Okay, let’s learn how to cook radishes!
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.
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!
- 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:
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- 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.
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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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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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