Skillet Fried Cucumber

Looking down on cucumber frying in a skillet over a camp gas stove.

Cucumber is not the first vegetable that you think of when frying, with it being more associated with salads. However, once you have tried frying it you will never want it on salad again. 

When cooked the cucumber becomes very sweet and makes a wonderful side to any meal. The use of butter and seasoning with pepper helps round it out. No additional salt is needed with enough coming from the butter.

Fried cumber is definitely something worth trying next time your skillet is out, it may even become a favorite. It is super versatile and can be cooked over any heat including gas or campfire.

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Sticks of cucumber sautéing in a skillet.
Use a low temperature not to burn the butter or brown the cucumber before it has had time to soften.
Raw cucumber sitting it a skillet over a camp gas stove.
Add the cucumber to the skillet after it is heated and the butter is melted.
Fried cucumber along with other side dishes of peas and mashed potatoes on a dinner plate.
Fried cucumber is a great side dish vegetable which isn’t often thought of but tastes great.
Looking down on cucumber frying in a skillet over a camp gas stove.
Fried cucumber is a unique side vegetable to try on your next camping trip or at you next BBQ.

Skillet Fried Cucumber Recipe

Looking down on cucumber frying in a skillet over a camp gas stove.
Cucumber isn’t the first vegetable you think of for frying, however once you have tried it this way you will never want to eat it on salad again.
Preparation 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseSide Dish


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • black pepper to taste


  • skillet


  • Peel the cucumber and slice it into sticks.
    Tip: Cut the cucumber into quarters length-ways, this will expose the seeds. Slice off the seeds. The main body of the cucumber will now be left and this can be sliced into strips.
  • Gently heat a skillet then melt the butter in it.
  • Add the cucumber and gently saute until the cucumber is softened and lightly browned.
  • Lightly season with pepper then serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg

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