Deep Fried Watermelon!

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is an old recipe from my great grandmother Sullivan (she gave the recipe to my grandmother Mabel Kennedy Sullivan).

With a big family like Great Grandmother Sullivan had... you use everything you can and don't waste anything! (She had at least 15 children!!).

This is good at every meal time... and snacking...

Eat it as is... or with a favorite dip, salsa or pasta sauce.


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Serves:

Depends on how much you want to make!

Prep:

12 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

WATERMELON

1 large
watermelon rind, (peeled and cut into 1 -2 inch triangles, sticks or cubes)
4 Tbsp
salt
water to cover

MILK AND EGG COATING

1 c
milk
1 Tbsp
flour
2 large
eggs

FLOUR COATING

1 c
four
salt and pepper to taste

BREAD CRUMB COATING

1 c
bread crumbs, dry

OIL FOR FRYING

4 - 6
inches deep vegetable oil

DIPPING SAUCES

pasta sauce, salsa, sour cream, ranch dip, onion dip (your favorites)

LINKS TO WATERMELON RIND RECIPES

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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel the watermelon, cut into triangles, sticks or cubes (small is better). Put in a bowl and cover with water. Sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate overnight.
2
Drain and rinse the melon in a colander. Let drain.
3
Beat together the milk and egg coating. Set aside.
4
Mix together the flour coating. Set aside.
5
Put the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
6
Heat the cooking oil, about 4 -6 inches deep in a sauce pan or deep fryer.
7
Dip the melon rind into milk and egg mixture, then in the flour. Back into the milk, then into the bread crumbs.
8
Fry in the oil about 2 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towel lined dish. Taste... if it needs more salt and pepper, do so to taste. Serve hot.
9
*** You can also sprinkle with garlic powder and parmesan cheese.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Fab Fair Food!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy