Radish Cakes

We had daikon and several other kinds of radish from this and last week’s CSA boxes, and this a recipe for daikon cakes was in the newsletter, so I thought it was worth trying. These are Nothing At All like the Dim Sum “turnip” (i.e. daikon) cakes, but they were good!




  • 1 1/2 cups grated radish 
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 3 tsp powdered garlic 
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped 
  • 1 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying


Place the daikon in a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Refrigerate for 30m (I refrigerated overnight, because it got too late for frying) Drain daikon. Stir in the garlic, onion, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, paprika, and chili garlic sauce. Realize you need more egg, add 2nd egg. Mix well. Form into 8, small round(ish) patties. Pour oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium heat. Fry patties in the hot oil until firm and nicely brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.


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