Serve flavor-packed main dishes, sides, and even desserts, fresh from the fryer or skillet.
Fried OystersRecreate a beach-vacation favorite using crumbled saltine crackers as the breading. Serve with a simple dipping sauce of ketchup, horseradish, and hot sauce, and extra napkins.
Beer-Battered Fried FishAny type of white, flaky fish may be substituted for grouper in this recipe. Serve with creamy horseradish dipping sauce.
Fried Apple PiesThere's enough filling to make a second batch of these delicious pies, or you can freeze it for later. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Smashed Fried OkraWhat a revelation! Use a meat mallet to smash okra and create more surface area for crispy-brown goodness. Try this at home.
Fried Soft-Shell CrabSeafood lovers will want to dive right in and enjoy this succulent Fried Soft-Shell Crab. Have plenty of fresh lemons on hand to douse with extra tangy flavor.
Cornmeal-Fried ArtichokesThese are a delightful surprise and worth the time. You really do remove all the leaves. This is based on the Italian fritto misto, or mixed fry, that includes small pieces of battered and fried meats, fish, and vegetables, especially artichokes.
Fried Green Tomatoes With Shrimp RemouladeMake this home-style Southern classic a gourmet main dish by topping the delicately fried stackers with a chilled shrimp remoulade sauce. For best flavor, serve the tomatoes immediately.
Light and Crispy Pan-Fried CatfishEven if you don't have a deep-fryer, you can still enjoy the crispy texture of fried catfish. Simply dredge fillets in paprika and cornmeal, then coat with cooking spray and pan-fry until the fish begins to flake. The natural sugars in the paprika caramelize, giving the fish a mouthwatering golden hue.
Timely Fried ChickenAfter a quick dip in a milk, lemon juice, and egg mixture, dredge chicken pieces in flour and paprika and chill for two hours to allow all the flavor to soak into the bird. To ensure that the temperature of the oil stays the same, fry chicken in an electric skillet.
Coconut Fried ShrimpFlaky coconut fried shrimp are popping up on restaurant menus around the country. Bring the flavor home with a simple recipe with a secret ingredient: biscuit mix. Serve with an Orange-Lime Dip to bring out bright Caribbean flavor.
Fried Strawberry PiesMake a six-ingredient dessert that calls for refrigerated piecrusts and fresh strawberries. Freeze the uncooked turnovers for an hour to keep them firm, then fry in a skillet for about a minute. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Beer-Batter Fried PicklesBatter sliced sandwich pickles in beer, seasoned salt, and flour, then drop into a Dutch oven and fry for about four minutes. Start with crisp pickles to get the best crunch from this favorite barbecue side dish. Pair with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce and enjoy.
Beer-battered "Fried" Onion RingsFry the largest rings of sliced onions in a skillet with olive oil, then transfer to a baking sheet and bake to finish the rings. Sprinkle with kosher salt just before serving–It clings best to the rings.
Fried Okra SaladWhile many fried okra recipes call for sliced okra, this recipe keeps the veggies whole, resulting in a flavor-packed side perfect for picnics, tailgates, or Sunday lunches. Take our advice and fry more than you think you'll need.
Two-Alarm Deep-Fried TurkeyThis Thanksgiving, bring an extra-moist bird to the table. Deep-frying the turkey keeps all the rich juices inside and gives the bird a crispy skin packed with flavor, thanks to the salt, garlic powder, and dried crushed red pepper rubbed just beneath the skin.
Fried Green TomatoesNo one does Fried Green Tomatoes like Southern Living. The cornmeal and flour crust is what sets this recipe apart from others.