Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Pan-Fried Cucumber Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Pan-Fried Cucumber

    Pan-Fried Cucumber. Photo by Maito

    1/2 Photos of Pan-Fried Cucumber

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    15 mins

    0 mins

    FLKeysJen's Note:

    This is an extraordinary way of cooking cucumber, revealing an unexpected side to the vegetable. Although cooked in a wok, the cucumber pieces are colored by laying them more-or-less flat against the surface of the wok, a method known in Chinese as jian (pan-fry) rather than chao (stir-fry). From the Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Shopping List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and then, with the knife at an angle, cut each half into slanted, almost semicircular slices about 1/4 inch thick.
    2. 2
      Heat the wok over a high flame until smoke rises, then add the oil and swirl around; add the cucumber and fry for a few minutes until the slices are tinged a little golden. Spread the slices out so they cover as much as possible of the bottom of the wok, turning from time to time.
    3. 3
      Add the chili and garlic to the wok and stir-fry until fragrant, adding the soy sauce as you go; splash the vinegar around the side of the wok and mix well. Add the herbs and stir a few times; then, off the heat, stir in the sesame oil and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 06, 2007

      45

      Very interesting as well as tasty! Only change I made was to halve the oil. It is nice to find a different way to prepare cucumbers. The chili and basil really compliment them.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on October 23, 2007

      45

      We liked this one an awful lot. Needed to be careful not to overcook the cucumber so that it's still crisp, but it was delish! A definite keeper. Thanks, Jen!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on October 21, 2007

      55

      Yummm! I did not use a fresh red chili, I used a dash and I mean a dash of dried red pepper flakes. I have cooked a similiar recipe for years and this one is outstanding! I also use the pan fried cuke as an ingredients in other salads, on the top as a garnish also.If you make shredded cabbage,carrot soup with chicken or vegetable broth add this prepared recipe right before serving or as a garnish on salads with chicken and chinese hard noodles.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Pan-Fried Cucumber

    Serving Size: 1 (202 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 237.3
     
    Calories from Fat 205
    86%
    Total Fat 22.7 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 258.1 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.6 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 3.8 g
    15%
    Protein 2.0 g
    4%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    rice vinegar

    Ideas from Food.com

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites