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!

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Step 1: Ingredients

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Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 5 minutes

Serves - 4


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


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.

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786Ayesha10 months ago

Congrats on your win.

Passion Make (author)  786Ayesha10 months ago
Thank you :)
786Ayesha10 months ago


Passion Make (author)  786Ayesha10 months ago
Thank you :)
Bhawya10 months ago

congrats for being one of the finalist dear :)

Passion Make (author)  Bhawya10 months ago
Thank you Bhawya :)
buddhasmom11 months ago

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

Passion Make (author)  buddhasmom11 months ago

Wow that is nice to know :)

SpicyTyrone11 months ago
Passion Make (author)  SpicyTyrone11 months ago
kudzu6311 months ago

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)  kudzu6311 months ago
Ya. It sounds delicious to me too.. :)
snoopindaweb11 months ago

Pickle the peel?

Passion Make (author)  snoopindaweb11 months ago

Great idea :)

terrefirmax211 months ago

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.

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

Passion Make (author)  maxhuey11 months ago

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.

Passion Make (author)  terrefirmax211 months ago
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. :)
thardy211 months ago
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 thardy211 months ago

baking soda in powder form... :-)

Passion Make (author)  maxhuey11 months ago

Exactly! :D

Passion Make (author)  thardy211 months ago

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

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

Passion Make (author)  michael.nevison.111 months ago

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!

AngryRedhead11 months ago

Does this come out a bit like a jelly doughnut?

Passion Make (author)  AngryRedhead11 months ago
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.

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)  fixfireleo11 months ago

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

Passion Make (author)  fixfireleo11 months ago

You can try that n create a new recipe :)

fixfireleo11 months ago

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)  fixfireleo11 months ago

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

nursetom6111 months ago

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)  nursetom6111 months ago
Thank you so much for your valuable votes :) I am so happy. Glad you liked it!
SnazzyBot11 months ago

Looks good! What a great idea! =)

Passion Make (author)  SnazzyBot11 months ago
Thank you so much :)
sabu.dawdy11 months ago

i actually like ur idea =)

Passion Make (author)  sabu.dawdy11 months ago
Thank you :)
sunshiine11 months ago

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.


Passion Make (author)  sunshiine11 months ago

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

Bhawya11 months ago

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

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