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Vegan Fried Chicken sandwich on a plate with lots of lettuce, tomato and pickles

Vegan Fried Chicken

If you love crispy fried cauliflower then you'll love this vegan fried cucumber sandwich! Easier to make than seitan, faster than cauliflower bites and soy-free & nut-free! This is the cheapest recipe with no strange ingredient. Air fry or deep fry!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 bottle vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 large cucumbers sliced

Dry Mix

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1.5 TBSP salt or seasoning salt blend

Wet Mix

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cup water

Crunchy Top Coating

  • 1.5 cup panko plain or flavored
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 TBSP poultry spice blend or chicken rub blend
  • ½ tspn paprika optional


  • Heat oil for frying to 350 degrees.
  • Slice cucumber into medium-sized disks or any shape you'd like.
  • . Grab 3 bowls. Combine dry mix into a bowl. Wisk the wet mix into its own bowl. Combined crunchy top mix into its own bowl.
    Mixing flour and seasoning salt in a glass bowl
  • With your right hand, drop a piece of cucumber into the dry mixture. Coat all sides and shake off excess. Drop into the wet mixture.
  • With your left hand, flip the cucumber around to get it well coated in the wet mixture. Shake off any excess, then drop it into the crunchy top mixture.
    Holding cucumber over wet mixing to drop off excess batter
  • With your right hand, add some crunchy mixture to the cucumber and push it into all sides. Gently remove the cucumber and place it on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the cucumber slices are coated.
  • Once the oil is hot, fry the cucumber in small batches. They'll cook quickly, so remove them once golden brown. *If your oil is too cold, then the batter will come out soggy, so start with one cucumber.
    removing fried cucumber from fryer



Air Fry: Prepare cucumber as listed above and place it in an air fryer. Do not overcrowd them. Spray a little oil on each cucumber, then cook at 375 degrees for 3-5 minutes on each side. They're done once golden brown!
veggie nuggets in air fryer basket


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 23.8gProtein: 3.2gFat: 20g
Keyword appetizer, fried cucumber, veggies
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