Oven-fried Jackfruit Bites

Flaky jackfruit, Old Bay seasoning, seaweed flakes, and a crispy baked coating come together to create a delicious and compassionate alternative to seafood.

Oven-fried Jackfruit Bites

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 20 oz can jackfruit in brine drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp kelp granules
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup potato or corn starch
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add all spices to a bowl and mix together until evenly combined. Add cornmeal and potato starch to a large dish along with half of the spice mixture and mix together until well combined. Add jackfruit to a separate dish along with lemon juice and the remaining spice mixture. Mix until evenly coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Take each jackfruit segment and coat on all sides with the seasoned cornmeal mixture, tap it on the edge of the dish to knock any excess coating loose before placing on baking sheet. Continue this process until all of the jackfruit segments are coated and evenly distributed on the baking sheet. Use a silicone sauce brush to dab a light layer of grapeseed oil on each piece of jackfruit. Flip over and repeat the process until all of the jackfruit segments are evenly coated.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then flip all the jackfruit segments with tongs and cook for an additional 15 minutes until both sides are golden brown and crispy. Serve with lemon wedges and vegan spicy mayo or vegan tartar sauce.
Keyword vegan recipe
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11 Comments on “Oven-fried Jackfruit Bites”

  1. This looks delicious. I haven’t tried jackfruit before but have seen it in the grocery. This gives me some motivation to try it now that I know one way to prepare it.

  2. I’m not vegan but I grew up eating jack fruit, and am loving all the jack fruit recipes popping up everywhere these days! I never had it like this and I can’t wait to try it!! Looks super awesome!! Thanks!!

  3. I’ve never had jackfruit. And I’m intrigued by this. I love seafood so I’d give this a try to see how it works out.

  4. I made this last night and it was great. This was my first time cooking jackfruit and it is more animal-like than I thought, which was kinda freaky. Not just the texture but the marks on the flesh from where the skin was look like scale marks! In any case we loved it, and I found that I could easily double the jackfruit and still had more than enough coating.

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