3 of 18Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
Fried Oysters Recipe 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.
4 of 18Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Fried Apple Pies
Fried Apple Pies
Recipe There'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.
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Smashed Fried Okra
Smashed Fried Okra Recipe What a revelation! Use a meat mallet to smash okra and create more surface area for crispy-brown goodness. Try this at home.
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Fried Soft-Shell Crab
Fried Soft-Shell Crab Recipe Seafood 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.
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Cornmeal-Fried Artichokes Recipe These 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.
Light and Crispy Pan-Fried Catfish
Recipe 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.
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Timely Fried Chicken
Timely Fried Chicken Recipe 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.
12 of 18Photo: Tina Evans
Coconut Fried Shrimp
Coconut Fried Shrimp Recipe 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.
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Fried Strawberry Pies
Fried Strawberry Pies Recipe 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.
14 of 18Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Beer-Batter Fried Pickles
Beer-Batter Fried Pickles Recipe 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.
15 of 18Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Beer-battered "Fried" Onion Rings
Beer-battered "Fried" Onion Rings Recipe 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.
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Fried Okra Salad
Fried Okra Salad Recipe 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.
17 of 18Van Chaplin; Lisa Powell Bailey
Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey
Two-Alarm Deep-Fried Turkey Recipe 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.
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Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
Recipe No one does Fried Green Tomatoes like Southern Living. The cornmeal and flour crust is what sets this recipe apart from others.