5 Fried Dishes You Have to Try


Fried foods are probably among the worst for you, but they sure are tasty! There are several recipes from various cultures, but the southern U.S. especially has a great selection of fried foods you just have to try. Here are the top 5:

Hush Puppies

Fried hush puppies are made with a mix of all-purpose flour and cornmeal, there’s really not that much more to it. The combination of light texture, with bold flavors, makes hush puppies one of the south’s most popular snacks.


Chicken-Fried Steak

Who doesn’t love chicken-fried steak? It has such a crunchy coating, and the ground red pepper to some recipes adds a slight kick to its flavor. When cooking it, you have the choice of choosing which oil to fry it in, so if you’d rather cook it in coconut oil or something other than vegetable oil, go for it.


Nashville-Style Hot Catfish

A typical southern dish is Nashville-Style Hot Catfish, alongside jalapeño pepper-seasoned Hush Puppies. Those of you who genuinely enjoy spicy food have the advantage here, because catfish is so much tastier when it’s hot, as opposed to plainly seasoned.


Fried Green Tomatoes

Many people find fried green tomatoes to be a strange snack. If you grew up in the south, however, you probably won’t be surprised. The great part of it is that it’s not only easy to prepare, but also delicious and will satisfy the snack craving in all of us.


New Orleans Style Beignets

Beignets are the perfect dessert that just happen to derive from the south. The best part about it is that its dough can be stored for several days in the refrigerator, only to be taken out for that delicious New Orleans flavor right when you crave it.


Onion Rings

These classic snacks can have a homemade twist, in addition to that fast-food favorite we all love. Sometimes, they’re even better than fries, and sometimes, they’re just what the doctor ordered. Learn how to make them yourself for the best version.


Toasted Ravioli

This deep-fried take on the Italian dish might be the tastiest, but also most fattening thing you could possibly come up with. As if ravioli alone didn’t have enough carbs, deep frying it would be considered taking things to the next level.


Fried Mushrooms

If you’re a fan of mushrooms, then you’d better try them deep-fried for a phenomenal experience for your mouth! There is a variety of sauces that also can go well with this bad boy. Try sweet and sour, BBQ, or even ranch.


Crab Rangoons

This Americanized Asian snack is of the few that’s not super healthy. Cream cheese, crab, deep-fried crisps that go oh-so-well with sweet and sour sauce! That’s what we’re talking about. Go ahead and make some now.


Fish and Chips

This UK-rooted favorite is something most fish lovers adore! Tartar sauce is a beautiful thing, and it goes fabulously with this dish. Make your own at home, and bring a piece of England home for dinner one night.