27 Crispy Fried Favorites

ranch-fried chicken drumsticks

In our humble opinion, no one does fried food better than Southerners. From pork chops and chicken to hushpuppies and green tomatoes, these recipes will satisfy all of your crispy, crunchy cravings.

Southern-Fried Catfish

Fried FoodThis classic Southern-Fried Catfish, dipped in buttermilk and battered in seasoned yellow cornmeal, is a delicious and authentic Southern supper.

Honey-Drizzled Chicken Wings

You had us at honey drizzled.

Lemon Marinated Fried Chicken


Lemon marinated Fried Chicken? Yes, please! 

Chicken Fried Pork Chops

Chicken Fried Pork Chops

The tangy glaze and sweet preserves lighten the flavor of this crunchy, comforting dish.

Extra-Crunchy Fried Green Tomatoes

Photo of Fried Green Tomatoes - Taste of the SouthPanko gives these tangy green beauties an unbeatable crispy crust.

Fried Catfish with Fried Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Fried Catfish and Fried Pickles

Cornmeal adds the perfect crunch to this classic fried catfish.

Fried Peach Pies

Nothing can beat a fried sweet down South. 

Oyster Po’Boys with Carrot and Red Onion Slaw

Oyster Po'BoysLightly coated in a crispy cornmeal crust, fried oysters shine in these classic po’ boys.

Shrimp-Jalapeño Fritters

Shrimp-Jalapeño Fritters

Deliciously fluffy, these fritters are the perfect addition to your summer plate.

Hot Chicken Wings

Hot Chicken Wings

Inspired by the Nashville classic, you won’t be able to stop eating this addictively spicy fried chicken.

Country-Fried St. Louis Ribs with Spicy Cane Syrup Drizzle

Fried until crispy, piled high, and drizzled with spicy cane syrup, these ribs were our tasters’ favorite.

Southern-Fried Fish and Chips

Not your typical Brit’s fish and chips: Our version calls for fresh red snapper and Southern sweet potatoes.

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey from Foster’s Market Favorites

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey

If you have never pickle-brined your savory fried treats then this recipe is for you!

Fried Dill Pickles with Sorghum Mayo

There is nothing more Southern than a plate of fried pickles.

Spicy Pickle Hush Puppies

hush puppies

Flecks of spicy pickles stud these perfectly fried hush puppies.

Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders

Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders

Brining boosts these flavor of this ultra-tender Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders.

Fried Pecan Pies

What could be better than traditional pecan pie? Fried Pecan Pies, of course.

Fried Chicken 

Fried Chicken RecipeSimply classic. Simply delicious. 

Fried Chicken Wings with Honey-Lime Sauce

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Meet your new favorite chicken wings. 

Grits-Crusted Catfish

Our secret to extra crispy pan-fried catfish? Bread the fillets with grits instead of cornmeal.

Fried Green Tomato and Pimiento Cheese BLT

Fried Green Tomato and Pimiento Cheese BLT

Fried green tomato, pimiento cheese, and bacon—there’s truly no combination more Southern.

Double-Fried Spicy Fries


Double the frying means double the crunch. 

Chicken Biscuits

Chicken Biscuit

Crispy fried chicken tucked into fluffy biscuits is our favorite breakfast any day of the week. 

Skillet-Fried Chicken

Skillet-Fried Chicken

This lighter version of fried chicken starts with super-thin pieces of chicken, which allows you to get a crunchy crust with much less oil.

Fried Coconut Catfish Nuggets

Fried Coconut Catfish Nuggets

We love the sweet crunch that coconut gives these bite-sized pieces of fried catfish.

Ranch-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

ranch-fried chicken drumsticksSuper easy and extra crispy, these Ranch-Fried Chicken Drumsticks will have 
you craving more.

Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Wings

Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken WingsUse more or less hot sauce to control how much heat you want these Nashville-Style Hot Fried Chicken Wings to have.

Southern-Fried Pork Chops

Southern Fried Pork Chops

Our favorite way to enjoy pork chops remains frying them to perfection in a cast-iron skillet. Coated in a crispy cornmeal crust, classic meets delicious after smothering in milk gravy. 


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