Recipe By Brett
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 6m Additional 30m Ready In 51m
Servings 4 servings Calories 162.1

These crispy savory cakes are a unique and tasty way to enjoy daikon radish. Like an Asian twist on a modified latke recipe. If you like spiciness and the bitter taste of radish, you’ll love this recipe. If not, give it a try anyway, dipped in ketchup, sour cream, miso mayo, jam, or whatever floats your boat.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups grated daikon radish
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®)
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the daikon in a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. 2 Drain daikon. Stir in the garlic, onion, egg, bread crumbs, pepper, paprika, and chili garlic sauce. Mix well. Form into 8, small round patties.
  3. 3 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 162.1
  • Carbohydrate 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol 46.5 mg
  • Fat 10.3 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sodium 1433.6 mg
  • Sugar 2.3 g

Chef's Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. I made this a lot healthier by baking the cakes on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with a cooking spray. 10 - 12 minutes per side, in a pre-heated 425 degree oven resulted in crispy, nicely browned cakes. I also used Egg Beaters, instead of eggs to further reduce calories. My 4 star rating is - Read more ...
  2. Like the other reviewers I found this weird radish thing in my CSA basket and was all like "Huh?" So Allrecipes to the rescue and I decided to make these radish patties! THEY WERE GREAT. I let my radishes stand on a kitchen towel for the better part of an afternoon (I had plenty of - Read more ...
  3. Instead of using only daikon I mixed sweet potatoe and daikon radish.
  4. Alright so I made a big mistake because I used turnips instead of radishes (grated soaked in salt etc.) BUT this recipe was so versatile and delicious that it turned out just fine. The only change I made other than that was added some crunched up crackers in addition to the bread crumbs because my - Read more ...
  5. I live in Japan and subscribe to a grocery service that invariably sends me a daikon each week. These are not US daikon, my daikon are HUGE. My biggest shocker was the 5 kilo daikon. It was like a cricket bat! Needless to say, I struggle to use up all that daikon weekly and I - Read more ...
  6. We received three large daikon in our CSA delivery and I had no idea what to do with them before I found this recipe. These are wonderful!
  7. Yummy! I skipped direction #1 and instead grated my daikon the night prior tip from the previous reviewer and squeeze the liquid out before use. Added 1 tsp of Sriracha because I like the tang. I didn't have Italian bread crumb; so I added 1/2 tsp of Italian dressing powder mix. Delicious & easy to - Read more ...
  8. This had a very weird taste. I could not quite put my finger on it. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either.
  9. Very tasty and pretty easy to make! I used much less oil - enough to cover the bottom of the pan (maybe 1/4 inch worth) and green onions instead of red. They turned out great. Also I skipped the step of salting and draining the daikon because I had grated mine the day before and - Read more ...
  10. Very good. I found it a bit too salty so you can reduce the salt and when draining the daikon press out some extra water. If you find that the patties are not holding add an extra egg. I used garlic chili sauce and homemade corg (Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic) jelly as sauces. Excellent.