Feast on Fried Flavor
Serve flavor-packed main dishes, sides, and even desserts, fresh from the fryer or skillet.
Recreate 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.
Recipe: Fried Oysters
Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade
Make 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 Catfish
Even 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 Chicken
After 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.
Recipe: Timely Fried Chicken
Coconut Fried Shrimp
Flaky 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.
Recipe: Coconut Fried Shrimp
Fried Strawberry Pies
Make 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.
Recipe: Fried Strawberry Pies
Beer-Batter Fried Pickles
Batter 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.
Recipe: Beer-Batter Fried Pickles
Beer-Battered "Fried" Onion Rings
Fry 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.
Recipe: Beer-Battered Fried Onion Rings
Fried Okra Salad
While 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.
Recipe: Fried Okra Salad
Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey
This 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.
Recipe: Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey
Fried Green Tomatoes
No one does Fried Green Tomatoes like Southern Living. The cornmeal and flour crust is what sets this recipe apart from others.
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