Home Fried Radishes with Bacon

It’s time for bacon and onions, y’all! Smother those radishes in tasty, crispy bacon and sweet onions, and you’ve got Home Fried Radishes with Bacon. This is my favorite way to eat this tasty vegetable!

Home Fried Radishes with Bacon in a bowl

Everybody knows about home-fried potatoes, also called homefries, but did you know that you can cook radishes the same way? This Home Fried Radish with Bacon recipe isn’t so different, but we’re using low-carb radish instead. 

This is a great recipe for anyone on keto or needing a tasty low-carb potato substitute. Home Fried Radish with Bacon is a keto-friendly dish, and it’s packed with flavor. Who doesn’t love bacon and onions!

Maybe it’s the Southern girl in me, but bring on the bacon grease and smother ‘em in onions! Use low-sodium bacon if you’re watching your salt, or go with no-sugar bacon to make this fried radish recipe Whole30 compliant.

What Kind Of Radishes Are Best For Frying?

You don’t need any fancy or exotic radishes for this recipe! Everyday red radishes, the kind you find in the grocery store in bundles, are exactly what you need to make an outstanding side dish. Just trim off the root end and any stem, give them a good wash, and you’re ready to chop them and cook them!

Home Fried Radishes with Bacon in a bowl


Got salt and pepper? Great! You’re halfway there – you just need three more ingredients to make this easy fried radish recipe!

  • Radishes – Trimmed, washed, and cut into pieces.
  • Onion – Red or yellow onion, diced.
  • Bacon – About 6 strips, but who is counting?
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne – Optional, but a little sprinkle adds a spicy kick!

How To Make The Best Fried Radishes With Bacon

  1. Fry the bacon strips in a large skillet until it is crispy. Remove it from the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Leave the bacon fat in the skillet.
  2. Add the diced radishes to the bacon fat and toss to coat.
  3. Saute on medium-high heat until the radish starts to soften, then add the diced onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until the onion is softened, then crush the crispy bacon and stir it into the radishes.
  5. Scoop the radishes out of the skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.
  6. Adjust the seasoning, sprinkle with cayenne, and serve!

How To Cut Radishes

I love cutting the radishes into quarters. This gives each piece a nice long, flat side to sizzle in the pan and get nice and brown. You can, however, cut them however you want, as long as they’re all about the same size for even cooking.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • This home-fried radish recipe calls for 1-pound of radish, making about 4 servings as a side dish. This recipe is easy to double if you need to feed more people.
  • The radish won’t get super crispy, but you can get them nice and golden brown by keeping your heat fairly high. Just watch the onions don’t burn!
  • Cook the radishes in a single layer, if you can, for the best color on them.
  • Add a bit of chopped parsley on top for a bit of color and freshness.
  • You can use any kind of onion in this recipe – so whatever you have on hand!
  • You can use turkey bacon or any other kind of bacon in this recipe.
  • Got leftover steak or chicken? Cube it and add it to the skillet to make a delish radish hash!

Serving Suggestions

I love serving these home-fried radishes with sour cream, but you can certainly dig into a bowlful of them just like they are! As a side dish, they are delicious with Crockpot Dill Pickle Chicken, Salisbury Steak Meatballs, and a hearty meal of Mexican meat.


Store any leftover Home Fried Radishes with Bacon in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat them in a skillet or the microwave. You can freeze leftover fried radishes, but their texture will change a little when thawing.

Home Fried Radishes with Bacon in a bowl
Bacon Fried Radishes in a bowl
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Home Fried Radishes with Bacon


  • 16 oz radishes root end trimmed & diced into small pieces
  • 6 slices bacon grease reserved
  • 1/2 cup diced onion (red or yellow)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste optional


  • Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp, then remove it from the skillet to drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Add the diced radishes to the hot bacon grease in the skillet, and toss to coat in the grease. Fry on medium high heat for 10 minutes. Next, add your diced onion. Season with salt and pepper and reduce the heat to medium. You can also season it to taste with some cayenne pepper if you are wanting some spice. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Crush the bacon that you fried previously and stir it in. Remove the home fried radishes from the skillet and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve immediately. 

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