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Fried Cucumbers

Inspired by The Modern Swedish Cookbook

I was unsure of this old-fashioned Swedish, but I am beyond happy that I tested it! Cucumbers are usually used as a refreshing ingredient in salads. This traditionally Swedish take on cucumbers, is a nice change of pace that works very well alongside a number of main dishes, including grilled fish or wiener schnitzels. I particularly recommend using grated horseradish because it added a lovely kick to the dish.

Fried Cucumbers


  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and cut in half

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 inch fresh horseradish, peeled and grated (optional)

  • Oil for frying

Yields: Serving for 4

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Fresh, grated horseradish


  1. Cut the cucumbers in half again (creating quarters), then into 1-inch strips.

  2. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl. Add the salt and pepper to taste, then mix in the grated horseradish.

  3. Beat the egg in a separate bowl.

  4. Working in small batches, dip the cucumbers into the egg.

  5. Toss them in the breadcrumbs mixture.

  6. Fry in the heated oil for about 5 minutes.

  7. With a slotted spoon, remove the cooked cucumbers and set aside to drain.

  8. Serve at once.

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