Introduction: Deep Fried Watermelon

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Deep fried watermelon!

This is a very unique twist to the simple watermelon. If you love watermelon, you will surely love this.

I wanted to create something different for the watermelon contest. Hence I decided to just experiment deep frying the watermelon. My family found the taste to be very unique and surprisingly good. The juicy watermelon and crispy outer covering is an amazing combination.

It is quite tricky to get a coating of the batter over the juicy watermelon. With few trials I reached at a good result. I will be sharing with you what I learned while trying to create the deep fried watermelon. I sugar coated it while serving. Hope you like it too.

If you like it, please do vote for me. I will be on cloud nine.

Thank you!

Step 1: Ingredients

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Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 5 minutes

Serves - 4

Ingredients:

Watermelon - 500 gm (4 slices)

Egg whites - 1

Water - 1/4 Cup

All purpose flour - 2 Tbsp

Corn Flour - 2 Tbsp

Vegetable Oil - As required for deep frying

Sugar - 1/2 Cup

Baking Soda - 1/2 Tsp

Materials:

Popsicle stick

Step 2: Egg White

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Separate the Egg whites from the yolk.

With a fork just beat the egg whites till lightly fluffy.

Step 3: Batter

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Take a bowl and add All purpose Flour, Corn Flour and Baking Soda.

Then add the egg white. Slowly add water so that a batter is formed. The batter should not be of a loose consistency.

This is to coat the watermelon slices.

Step 4: Slice

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Slice the watermelon into triangular pieces.

For this, first slice in the middle.

Then try getting the triangular slice.

You can keep it rectangular or square or anything.

Step 5: Coat

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Dip the watermelon slice in the batter. Coat it well on both the sides.


Points learnt from my trials:
As the water melon slices have a good amount of water content the batter should be made tight.

So when the slices are dipped into the batter more water from the water melon will go into the batter making it a loose batter.

Step 6: Deep Fry

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Take oil in a hard bottom pan.

Keep the flame in high and heat the oil till bubbles appear.

Lower the flame to medium and test with a pea size of batter.

If it fries right away and rises up immediately then the oil is of right temperature.

Now add the slice of water melon one by one.When one side has turned golden brown and done turn over to the other side.

The total time for frying for each slice will take only 1 minute (or even less).


Points learnt from my trials:

Since there is water content in the watermelon there will be spluttering of oil. You can wear a hand gloves for safety.

Step 7: Variations

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After frying take out the excess oil from the fried watermelon with a tissue paper.

Variations:

  • I have prepared few without coating it with sugar.
  • Few of them I coated them with sugar.

Both were equally good. If you prefer less sugar you can continue without the sugar coating.

For Sugar coating:

If you want to sugar coat it you can do it.

Powder the sugar if it is crystal form or else you can used powdered sugar.

Place the fried watermelon over the powdered sugar. Coat both sides.

Step 8: Serve

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Ways to serve:

  • You can serve it as it is. I made few of them triangular and other few square shaped. You can get creative with the way you serve.
  • After coating both the sides with sugar, make a small slit on the base or the longer side of the triangular piece. Insert the popsicle stick.

Your deep fried watermelon is ready.

I love the juicy texture of the watermelon inside with crisp outer covering.

The sugar coating, the deep fried layer and the juicy watermelon together gives a beautiful blend of flavor and texture.

Hope you like it.

Comments

786Ayesha (author)2014-09-23

Congrats on your win.

Passion Make (author)786Ayesha2014-09-23

Thank you :)

786Ayesha (author)2014-09-19

Congrats!

Passion Make (author)786Ayesha2014-09-19

Thank you :)

Bhawya (author)2014-09-19

congrats for being one of the finalist dear :)

Passion Make (author)Bhawya2014-09-19

Thank you Bhawya :)

buddhasmom (author)2014-08-24

Yes! I've been looking for this since I tried it at a hotel in China!

Passion Make (author)buddhasmom2014-08-24

Wow that is nice to know :)

SpicyTyrone (author)2014-08-22

Mmmmmmmmm

Passion Make (author)SpicyTyrone2014-08-22

:)

kudzu63 (author)2014-08-18

I wonder what it would be like to use a funnel cake batter. Then after it's done, lightly sprinkle it with powdered sugar. If you like watermelon it should be delicious.

Passion Make (author)kudzu632014-08-18

Ya. It sounds delicious to me too.. :)

snoopindaweb (author)2014-08-17

Pickle the peel?

Great idea :)

terrefirmax2 (author)2014-08-17

The watermelon where you are slicing it does not look appetizing to me. It may be the lighting but it looks kind of slimy and yellow. The rest of the inst. are well done and clear. Good luck.

maxhuey (author)terrefirmax22014-08-17

I think it is your monitor not rendering the proper color/brightness/contrast, it looks perfectly fresh on my 80" screen... :-)

Passion Make (author)maxhuey2014-08-17

I was worried about the photo. :) I had chose the most fresh one and made it on the same day . I was eager to make the recipe on the same day.

It is the lighting I guess. Too much of flash. No more watermelon at home. So cannot redo also. Kept back the sliced watermelon photo. Taken down the one you didn't like. Thanks for your comment. :)

thardy2 (author)2014-08-17

is it baking soda or baking powder? there's no such thing as baking soda powder. ?

I'll have to give this a try.

maxhuey (author)thardy22014-08-17

baking soda in powder form... :-)

Passion Make (author)maxhuey2014-08-17

Exactly! :D

Passion Make (author)thardy22014-08-17

It is Baking soda. I will change it. Thanks for pointing the mistake it out. Do try it out :)

michael.nevison.1 (author)2014-08-17

have you tryed diffrent types of mellon (seedless,black diamond,honeydew,canalope,).also havee you tryed it with funnel cake batter. Iv done simmiler with lime an cucembers or watermelon lemon

This recipe is made with the seeded variety. It would be very interesting to try with all the combinations you have mentioned. Funnel cake batter is such an interesting idea. Thank you!

AngryRedhead (author)2014-08-14

Does this come out a bit like a jelly doughnut?

Its is crispy right after deep frying it. So best to serve immediately. Not exactly jelly. But if you keep for sometime the juice of watermelon will make the outer crispy layer wet slightly.

fixfireleo (author)Passion Make2014-08-17

i wonder if you used the pink and white part of the rind if it would last longer as there is less water. i think that's the part they use when pickeling.

Passion Make (author)fixfireleo2014-08-17

Usually deep fried are the best when served hot. The recipe serves the purpose. So you can plan for serving hot :)

Passion Make (author)fixfireleo2014-08-17

You can try that n create a new recipe :)

fixfireleo (author)2014-08-17

the water content of the watermelon is NOT good for your oil so i wouldnt use a frydaddy or other deep fryer where you reuse the oil. also, it might be easier if you freeze the watermelon first...have you tried that? then again, maybe as it thaws, it might be a mess.

Passion Make (author)fixfireleo2014-08-17

I have not tried that. Thanks for the idea :)

nursetom61 (author)2014-08-17

Looks very tasty! I downloaded the instructable and voted in all 3 categories! I hope you win at least 1 of them. Maybe all 3! Good Luck!

Passion Make (author)nursetom612014-08-17

Thank you so much for your valuable votes :) I am so happy. Glad you liked it!

SnazzyBot (author)2014-08-14

Looks good! What a great idea! =)

Passion Make (author)SnazzyBot2014-08-14

Thank you so much :)

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-08-14

i actually like ur idea =)

Passion Make (author)sabu.dawdy2014-08-14

Thank you :)

sunshiine (author)2014-08-13

I like the tips you shared about making this. I might try this with my guys. Thanks for sharing and do have a great day.

sunshiine

Passion Make (author)sunshiine2014-08-13

Thank you sunshiine :) It tastes unique and good. Do try it out.

Bhawya (author)2014-08-13

wat a creative thought. I would love to try this fritters.

Passion Make (author)Bhawya2014-08-13

Thank you so much :)

lovehunting (author)2014-08-10

That's pretty cool but kinda looks gross but a different way to eat a watermelon

Passion Make (author)lovehunting2014-08-13

I have repeated the recipe again :) Took a better photo. Thanks for your suggestion.

Passion Make (author)lovehunting2014-08-11

Thank you :)

Wow, I never thought of this before!

Thank you so much!

BakeitUp (author)2014-08-10

Great twist on the watermelon :)

Passion Make (author)BakeitUp2014-08-10

Glad you liked it. :)

mile stone (author)2014-08-10

Very unique :) Will give it a try!

Passion Make (author)mile stone2014-08-10

Thank you :) Do try it out.

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