Fried Watermelon

  • Fried Watermelon
  • Fried Watermelon
  • Fried Watermelon

Watermelon is dipped into a light batter, fried, and topped with powdered sugar for a unique dessert or snack. Like most fried foods, this is best served immediately while crisp.

Fried Watermelon


8 pounds watermelon ( seedless )
3 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons water
3/4 cup flour
to taste Powdered Sugar


Cut watermelon in half lengthwise. Cut each half again lengthwise into 2. You should have 4 long triangular-shaped pieces. Remove the rinds, cut into 1-inch thick slices, then cut the flesh into about 1-inch triangles. (It is not a science, so do not worry if you have odd shapes.)

Heat oil in a deep-fryer or wok to 350 F.

Whisk cornstarch with egg whites and water until combined.

Dredge watermelon chunks in the flour, then coat with the cornstarch batter. Deep-fry in batches, leaving room in between pieces to properly brown, until watermelon chunks are golden.

Remove from oil and drain well. Sprinkle deep-fried watermelon with a dusting of powdered confectioners' sugar to serve.

Adapted from The Fry Dudes


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  1. Posted by Patricia Taylor at

    A very unique recipe. I had never heard of doing this before.

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