Pile of churros on a plate

Deep-fried recipes

25 Recipes

Master the art of deep-frying and serve a range of crispy delights at a buffet. Choose from battered chicken, chips, croquettes, sweet doughnuts and churros.

Churros with chocolate dipping sauce

4.116665

(15 ratings)

Try a fresh spin on doughnuts by piping them Spanish-style and serving with a thick and indulgent dark chocolate sauce
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Buttermilk fried chicken

3.75

(5 ratings)

Follow this step-by-step recipe for foolproof fried chicken - dip in buttermilk batter for a golden, seasoned crust and sweet, tender chicken
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Cheat's real chips

5

(1 rating)

Deep-frying with a difference, try this super easy method for crisp, chunky chips - you'll never look back...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bite-sized toffee apple doughnuts

3.95

(5 ratings)

Master the art of deep frying and rustle up a batch of these irresistible mini-doughnuts filled with cinnamon caramel
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Onion rings

4.75

(10 ratings)

You can rustle up these crispy bites with a few storecupboard ingredients - sparkling water is the key to a really light batter
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tempura squid

0

(0 ratings)

Roy Brett's crunchy tempura squid makes a great sharing dish. You can prep your squid in advance and keep it in the fridge until you're ready...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Chorizo Scotch quail’s eggs

5

(4 ratings)

Upgrade this picnic family favourite with a tangy chorizo and blanched almond shell, covering perfectly soft-set yolks
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge

Paella arancini bites

0

(0 ratings)

These crispy paella bites make the perfect canapé for a Spanish-style party. We predict they’re the new deep-fried mac 'n' cheese, watch this space.....
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Parsnip croquettes

5

(2 ratings)

This show-stealing side dish of roasted parsnips and creamy béchamel is breadcrumbed and deep-fried for crisp, golden bites
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Crab doughnuts

5

(1 rating)

Savoury doughnuts are a delicious deep-fried treat. Decorate these perfect party nibbles with lemon zest and a few sprigs of cress
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • A challenge

Cauliflower croquettes

5

(2 ratings)

Upgrade a comfort classic into a modern snack to nibble during drinks with friends. These delicious deep-fried cauliflower croquettes are seriously addictive
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Basic tempura batter

0

(0 ratings)

This tempura mix can be used to batter vegetables, anchovies, sage leaves or squid – perfect for creating deep-fried party snacks...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mussel popcorn subs

0

(0 ratings)

Similar to an American po' boy, these battered mussel morsels aren't your average sub filling. Great as a party snack or an alternative fish supper...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Scotch eggs

3.9375

(4 ratings)

A hidden layer of bacon makes this traditional Scotch egg recipe extra special
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge

Spiced swede fritters

4.6

(5 ratings)

The mild flavour of swede is a great vehicle for vibrant spices, so this twist on Indian vegetable pakoras really works
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Crispy squid with caponata

5

(4 ratings)

Squid is cheap, plentiful, quick to cook, and delicious with the classic Italian vegetable dish, caponata
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Ham & cheese croquetas

4.25

(10 ratings)

These tasty, deep-fried bites can be made ahead and frozen, perfect for no-fuss entertaining as part of a party buffet spread
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Margherita risotto balls

4.0625

(4 ratings)

These deep-fried, arancini patties, made with tomato arborio rice, have moreish melting mozzarella cheese middles.
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Pan puris

0

(0 ratings)

This deep-fried Indian street food makes a great party snack – crisp rounds of bread filled with chickpeas and potato, drizzled with a herb and spice water...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian