Crispy Fried Wheat Recipe - Delicious Vegetarian Meal

Fried Wheat

Crispy Fried Wheat Recipe - Delicious Vegetarian Meal
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6 | Vegetarian diet


Fried Wheat
Fried Wheat

Fried wheat is a traditional dish that has been enjoyed for generations. This simple yet delicious recipe is a staple in many households and is perfect for a hearty breakfast or snack.


Fried wheat has been a popular dish in many cultures for centuries. It is a simple and affordable recipe that has been passed down through generations. The combination of wheat and fat provides a satisfying and filling meal that is perfect for fueling a day of hard work.


How to prepare

  1. Clean, winnow, and wash the wheat in warm water. Finely cut and melt the tail fat in a heated cauldron. Remove the cracklings and pour the wheat into the fat. Fry until it turns reddish in color.
  2. Serve with hot milk.


  • Add a sprinkle of sugar or honey for a touch of sweetness.
  • Top with nuts or dried fruits for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to clean and wash the wheat thoroughly before frying to remove any dirt or debris.

- Be careful when melting the tail fat, as it can easily burn if not watched closely.

- Keep an eye on the wheat while frying to prevent it from burning. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Serving Suggestions

Fried wheat is traditionally served with hot milk for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

Frying the wheat in tail fat gives it a rich and savory flavor that is hard to replicate with other cooking methods.

Ingredient Substitutions

If tail fat is not available, you can use butter or vegetable oil as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

Fried wheat can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve fried wheat in a rustic bowl or plate for a traditional and homely presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried wheat pairs well with hot milk, tea, or coffee for a comforting and satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fried wheat contains approximately 250 calories.


Wheat is a great source of carbohydrates, providing energy to fuel your day. Each serving of fried wheat contains approximately 30g of carbohydrates.


Tail fat adds a rich and savory flavor to the fried wheat. Each serving contains approximately 15g of fat.


Wheat is also a good source of protein, with each serving containing approximately 5g.

Vitamins and minerals

Wheat is rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.


This recipe contains wheat and may not be suitable for those with gluten allergies.


Fried wheat is a nutritious and filling dish that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.


Fried wheat is a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for a hearty breakfast or snack. With its rich and savory flavor, it is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be special to me. It was a hot summer day, much like today, and I was visiting my dear friend Mary in her small village. Mary was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, and I always looked forward to learning new recipes from her.

On this particular day, Mary invited me into her kitchen to watch her prepare a traditional dish called Fried Wheat. I had never heard of it before, but the aroma that filled the room as she cooked was enough to make my mouth water.

As I watched Mary work her magic in the kitchen, I couldn't help but ask her about the recipe for Fried Wheat. She smiled and told me that it was a family recipe that had been passed down for generations. She explained that it was a simple but hearty dish that was perfect for feeding a large family on a budget.

I was intrigued by the idea of a recipe that had stood the test of time and had been cherished by so many. Mary kindly wrote down the ingredients and instructions for me, and I promised to try it out at home.

When I returned to my own kitchen, I gathered the ingredients and set to work. The recipe called for just a few simple ingredients – wheat berries, onions, garlic, and a handful of spices. I soaked the wheat berries overnight to soften them, then cooked them with the onions and garlic until they were tender and fragrant.

As the dish cooked, the aroma that filled my kitchen was reminiscent of the one that had filled Mary's kitchen that day. I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment as I stirred the pot, knowing that I was carrying on a tradition that had been passed down through generations.

When the Fried Wheat was finally ready, I served myself a steaming bowlful and took a tentative bite. The flavors exploded in my mouth – the nuttiness of the wheat, the sweetness of the onions, and the warmth of the spices all combined to create a dish that was truly unforgettable.

I knew then that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen, just as it had been in Mary's. I made it for my family that evening, and they couldn't get enough. My children begged for seconds, and my husband declared it one of the best dishes I had ever made.

From that day on, Fried Wheat became a regular feature on our dinner table. I made it for special occasions and for simple weeknight meals. I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, who all raved about its delicious simplicity.

Over the years, I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding my own touch with different spices and herbs. But the heart of the dish – the humble wheat berries cooked with onions and garlic – has remained the same.

As I sit here now, reflecting on that day in Mary's kitchen so many years ago, I am grateful for the gift of that recipe. It has brought me joy and comfort, and has connected me to a tradition that stretches back through time.

I hope that one day, my own grandchildren will learn to make Fried Wheat and will pass the recipe down to their children. And perhaps, in some small way, the dish will continue to bring people together and create memories that will last a lifetime.


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