This Fried Radishes with Crispy Bacon Recipe is a healthy alternative if you're craving those starchy potatoes! Simple seasonings with bacon make for a perfect blend of flavors. Whether you use it for a savory side dish or an over the top breakfast...this recipe will be a must have for your table!
If you're like me, you do miss potatoes from time to time.. but let's face it, that's a lot of carbs!!
Now with my Fried Radishes with Crispy Bacon Recipe you can have a healthier alternative!
I know, you think radishes? Once you fry these bad boy's up, the flavor isn't as sharp as a raw radish. Trust me!
You're going to love this 30 minutes recipe! Perfect for a savory side dish along with cauliflower mashed potatoes or roasted mushrooms.
Let's get started!
THE BEST WAY TO COOK RADISHES
First let's prep your bacon. Chop up the bacon slices. I like to use thick cut bacon for this fried radish recipe, but you can use any bacon you like.
Now your radishes. Cut your radishes into quarter size chunks. Cut off any green stems as well.
Okay, now that's done.
Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium heat.
Cook the bacon until it is about halfway cooked, stirring occasionally. You want your bacon to look like this before you add your radishes to the pan.
Add in the quartered radishes and garlic powder.
Continue to cook until the fried radishes are fork tender and the bacon is crispy. This will take about 10 minutes.
Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and fall in love with this healthy potato substitute! Yummy!
ARE RADISHES KETO?
I know it seems like these would not be keto because they are so potato like.
The truth is, radishes only have 8 net carbs per pound. That is fantastic!
Some other noteworthy side dishes that pair well with these fried radishes:
- Keto Mexican Cornbread - this recipe has jalapeños but you could leave them out for a more traditional cornbread.
- Keto Garlic Bread - this bread has so much garlic butter flavor...you will be surprised it is keto!
- Brussels sprouts in the air fryer - These get so crispy and I show you how to make them from frozen Brussels sprouts!
Did you make this pan fried radish Recipe? Tag me on Instagram so I can see! @lowcarbwithjennifer
Pan Fried Radishes with Crispy Bacon - 4 Net Carbs!
- 5 Slices bacon, chopped
- 1 Pound Whole radishes, quartered
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook the bacon until it is about halfway cooked, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the quartered radishes and garlic powder.
- Continue to cook until the radishes are fork tender and the bacon is crispy. This will take about 10 minutes.
- Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
- You want to be sure to add the radishes before the bacon gets too far along. It should still be pretty fatty. If you add the radishes to the pan too late, the bacon will burn before the radishes are cooked all of the way through.
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.
Peggy T says
I made this dish today with radishes and was very pleased. I cook lunch every Sunday for my family and they all liked the Pan Fried Radishes. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.
Ann T. says
Just made this bacon & radishes.I followed the recipe to a "T"and it is absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for another great recipe Jennifer!!Now I can't wait to have it also in the a.m. with my eggs. Yumm!!
Looks like a good use for the 2 lb Korean radishes I grew this year! Thanks!
Laura Bramlett says
I sautéed some Brussel sprouts with the radish, since I only had about half of what the recipe called for. It was delicious. Also used chopped garlic instead of powdered. It’s as keeper.
Dorania Mato says
I love this dish, followbyour instructions to the T, amazing like having potatoes. Nice chance for a side dish
Shirley Hill says
This recipe is a keeper. Yum! I used fresh minced4 cloves of garlic. Thanks for sharing.
Twyla Lindemann says
I sauted some onion in the bacon fat, and man was that delicious. Maybe more net carbs but it’s worth it.
They don't taste like potatoes to me, but they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe, definitely pinning it to make again in the future. I didn't think I'd like the addition of the vinegar, but it really perfected it!
When I came across this recipe a week ago I thought, “What? Cooked radishes? Who does that??” The more I thought about it, the more curious I became. I just made it and it is SO GOOD!! They don’t taste like radishes, and the balsamic vinegar is such a wonderful touch. It doesn’t taste vinegary at all. I can’t even describe the yummy taste that it adds. Thank you for this recipe and broadening my keto horizons.
Sooo good! It didn’t have a radish taste, very close to potato. The bacon made it awesome! My husband didn’t believe it till he tasted it
Can you substitute the balsamic vinegar with something else?
You could leave it out
I made this today.....so yummy. There’s a little left so I might panfry an egg with these for breakfast. Thank you for your tasty recipes.
Fantastic! Husband didn’t believe they weren't tators. I removed bacon & added back in to serve because I cannot smell & worry about burning. Next time I’ll try it with balsamic vinegar since I was out. Still great tasting.
I have never cooked radishes this way and am so pumped to try it out! Looks so delicious and it has bacon in it so it must be good! Right?
Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer says
OMG I am seriously LOVING this recipe big time! I love radishes and bacon. I never thought to skillet-fry them. This is definitely on the menu this weekend!
And side note - totally in love with your pan too!