Fried watermelon may seem like a strange dish, but not for the one who tried it.
Gourd berries perfectly heat-treated.
She will certainly appreciate the taste and aroma.
How best to fry a watermelon?
Fried Watermelon - General Cooking Principles
For frying, you need to choose a watermelon with a dense, not falling apart pulp. You can take a slightly unripe berry, which can be easily cut into pieces of the desired shape and size. Watermelon bones are always removed. For frying in the pan and cut off the crust. If the dish is grilled, then the crust is sometimes left.
If you need to fry the berries in a skillet, they always use breading or dip the slices in batter. Without a protective coating to cook a juicy product is impossible.
What are the pieces to be breaded:
Eggs or protein only are often used for coating strength. Watermelon, grilled, does not require any coating. For a beautiful crust and bright taste, you can smear the pieces with olive oil, spice them with spices, lemon juice.
Watermelon is fried not only for desserts, but also for high-grade dishes with meat, cheese, ham. Sliced salads and national Chinese dishes are cooked with fried pieces.
Fried watermelon in proteins
The recipe is wonderful dessert, which can be served with tea or a cup of coffee. Breading for fried watermelon based on starch, flour and protein.
• 0.5 kg of watermelon;
• 2 proteins;
• 4 tbsp. l flour;
• 4 tbsp. l starch;
• 3 tablespoons of powder;
• pinch of vanilla.
1. Watermelon should be freed from crusts and seeds, cut the pulp into neat rectangles or triangles. It is better not to make the pieces large, up to one centimeter thick.
2. Place the egg whites in a bowl, beat with a fork until lightly foamy with the addition of four tablespoons of water, add the starch. It should make easy dough.
3. Pour the flour into another bowl. Place everything at hand. 4. Heat refined vegetable oil or butter in a pan.
5. Dip the slices of watermelon in flour, then dip in the dough of protein and starch, and fry on both sides until the color of the crust is rosy.
6. Put the fried slices on a plate.
7. Mix the powdered sugar with a pinch of vanilla. Sprinkle the cooled watermelons and serve.
Fried watermelon in breadcrumbs
For the preparation of this dish crackers is better to use homemade white bread. Bread should be dried, chopped. For deep-fryer, take an odorless vegetable oil, you can add a spoonful of ghee.
• 0.6 kg of watermelon pulp;
• 1 glass of crackers;
• 2 eggs;
• 3 tablespoons flour;
• deep fat fryer.
1. Beat eggs until light skins, you need to break all the clumps of proteins.
2. Cut the elastic pulp of the watermelon into random pieces.
3. Dip the slices into the flour, then into the egg, then roll in the bread crumbs.
4. Fry the planned slices in the hot fan immediately, while the watermelon did not let the juice.
5. Spread the crushed watermelon slices on paper napkins to get rid of excess fat.
6. Serve with yogurt, sour cream, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Fried watermelon in batter on milk
Option delicious fried watermelon, which resembles a mini patty. If there is no whole milk, then diluted dry concentrate can be used for the dough.
• 2 eggs;
• 200 ml of milk;
• a glass of flour in batter + for breading;
• a pinch of salt;
• spoon of sugar;
• powder for registration;
• butter for roasting berries.
1. For batter, you need to break the eggs into a bowl, add milk, salt with sugar and whisk well. It remains to add a full glass with a pile of flour. A batter should turn out to be a consistency, like thick jelly. Set it aside for a while.
2. Cut the watermelon into slices, remove the bones and skins. The size of the pieces is any, but it is better to do not very large.
3. In a bowl, pour a few spoons of flour.
4. Heat the oil in a pan or in another convenient dish. Pour such a layer so that it is almost equal to the thickness of the pieces. 5. Now quickly roll the pieces of watermelon into flour, then dip it in batter, put it in hot oil.
6. As soon as the slices are browned on one side, turn them over to the other.
7. Remove the pieces from the fryer better on paper.
8. As soon as the napkins absorb excess oil from the watermelon, the dish can be shifted to a finishing plate, decorate at will.
Fried watermelon with ham and cheese
Option amazing summer snack of fried watermelon with ham and cheese. Grilled berry is cooked. For dressing you need balsamic vinegar, green basil is well combined with this dish.
• 300 g of ham;
• small watermelon;
• 300 g of cheese; blue dorblu is best suited;
• olive oil;
• salt and balsamic vinegar;
• Basil greens or any other.
1. The grill must be turned on at 250-300 degrees. Roast watermelon should be at high temperature, as the berry is quite juicy.
2. Wash the berry, wipe, cut across into circles. The thickness is about two centimeters. Then each circle needs to be cut crosswise to make triangles. If the watermelon is large, it can be cut into more sectors.
3. Now you need to remove the crust from each piece, remove all the seeds.
4. Mix a few tablespoons of olive oil with pepper and salt.
5. Using a brush, coat the slices of the berry with the seasoned oil mixture.
6. Put on the grill of the heated grill. Fry for a minute on each side.
7. Cut the cheese and sausage into thin slices.
8. On the hot pieces of watermelon, first lay the ham, then the cheese.
9. Generously sprinkle the dish with balsamic vinegar, garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.
Fried watermelon in caramel in Chinese
Another recipe for a wonderful dessert, for which you can use even unripe, sluggish, unsweetened watermelon. Sweet caramel will reliably mask all its flaws, turn it into a wonderful dish.
• 0.3 kg of watermelon pulp;
• a glass of sugar;
• 3 tablespoons of starch;
• 150 g of flour; • a pinch of salt;
• 2 spoons of lemon juice;
1. Pour the sifted flour into a bowl, add a pinch of salt, a pinch of sugar and, stirring constantly, pour in 70 ml of water. If the batter is dense, you can add some more water, but do not overdo it, pour in a small spoon.
2. The flesh of the watermelon without crusts and stones needs to be cut into cubes up to two centimeters, roll in starch. You can use potato or corn product.
3. Heat the oil, enough layer in one centimeter.
4. Watermelon cubes rolled in starch alternately lay out in heated fat, fry from all sides.
5. Cook the caramel. For this prescription sugar mix with lemon juice and 70 ml of water. Heat slowly to dissolve all the sugar before boiling. Boil for 5 minutes.
6. Dip roasted watermelon in caramel, shift the pieces on a platter in the form of a pyramid.
7. You can lay out at once portions, forming small slides.
8. Pour the remnants of caramel on top of the pyramids. You can sprinkle dessert nuts, seeds, decorate with chocolate chips.
Unusual, but very tasty and juicy idea for a picnic. Due to the sugars contained in the watermelon, the pulp itself is caramelized and turns out to be very tasty. Serve roasted berries with nuts, meat, onions, all sorts of sweet, salty or spicy sauces.
• watermelon, better small, about 1 kg;
• olive oil 20 ml;
• 1.5 tablespoons of honey;
• juice of lime or lemon.
1. Rinse a thin and small watermelon, cut into triangles. Thickness about 1.5 centimeters. Crust is not necessary to cut. Put the berry aside.
2. Cook the marinade. To do this, lemon juice (ideally used lime) must be grind with liquid honey until smooth. Add olive oil to marinade, stir.
3. Now alternately take one piece of watermelon in your hands, lubricate the marinade well (this is convenient to do with a silicone brush), and place it on the grill with the greased side down. 4. After five minutes, grease the top side with the marinade, turn the pieces over. If the grill is weak, leave the slices on the first side for 10 minutes.
5. Serve the watermelon immediately while it is hot. But in a cold form the fried berry is also tasty.
Appetizer of fried watermelon and feta cheese
Spectacular appetizer of grilled watermelon.
• 5 pieces of watermelon, the size of a deck of cards;
• mint leaves (handful);
• 2 spoons of lime juice;
• 4 tablespoons of olive oil;
• 2 bunches of greens (arugula, lettuce, cress);
• 5 slices of feta cheese;
• 1 spoon of pumpkin seeds;
• salt, pepper to taste.
1. Wet the pieces of watermelon with paper towels, coat with one spoon of olive oil. To taste, salt, pepper.
2. Put the blanks on the grill, fry on both sides.
3. Hand wash and dried greens.
4. Mix the remaining butter with lime juice, add spices. Pour half the sauce to the greens, stir and put on a large plate.
5. Put slices of fried watermelon on top, pieces of feta on them.
6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the cheese. Decorate the dish with mint leaves. Serve immediately until the lettuce leaves fade and look fresh.
Fried Watermelon - Tips and Tricks
• To prevent the slices of watermelon being fried in butter not to be greasy, they are immediately spread out of the frying pan on dry paper napkins, they can also be used to cover the dish from above.
• A watermelon batter will be tender and porous if you add a little baking powder to the dish.
• For breading and batter, you can use not only wheat flour, but also corn flour. Watermelon slices will turn out unusually beautiful and fragrant.