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Deep-fried 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.

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Try a fresh spin on doughnuts by piping them Spanish-style and serving with a thick and indulgent dark chocolate sauce.

1 hr
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Follow this step-by-step recipe for foolproof fried chicken - dip in buttermilk batter for a golden, seasoned crust and sweet, tender chicken

1 hr and 10 mins
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Deep-frying with a difference, try this super easy method for crisp, chunky chips - you'll never look back

40 mins
Easy
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Vegetarian
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Fresh, zingy Asian flavours at are the heart of this tofu dish with pineapple and sweet chilli

45 mins
Easy
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Deep-fried Brussels are a taste revelation, they're dangerously addictive with our mustardy vinaigrette. Serve as a speedy yet elegant starter

20 mins
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6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Master the art of deep frying and rustle up a batch of these irresistible mini-doughnuts filled with cinnamon caramel

1 hr and 15 mins
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Bite-sized pieces of rabbit are coated in parmesan and breadcrumbs, deep fried until crisp and golden and served with herby mayonnaise

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

Easy
Vegetarian
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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 hr
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Upgrade this picnic family favourite with a tangy chorizo and blanched almond shell, covering perfectly soft-set yolks

1 hr and 50 mins
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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
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This show-stealing side dish of roasted parsnips and creamy béchamel is breadcrumbed and deep-fried for crisp, golden bites

2 hrs and 20 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Savoury doughnuts are a delicious deep-fried treat. Decorate these perfect party nibbles with lemon zest and a few sprigs of cress

1 hr and 45 mins
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5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 2.7 out of 5 star rating

Create crispy fried patties using spiced pulses, then fill with prawns, chilli, coriander and tomato, Brazilian-style

40 mins
Easy
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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 hr and 10 mins
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Spears of fried broccoli make a brilliant vehicle for transporting moreish sriracha mayonnaise into your mouth. Any leftover mayo certainly won't go to waste

40 mins
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7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A hidden layer of bacon makes this traditional Scotch egg recipe extra special

1 hr and 50 mins
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13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Squid is cheap, plentiful, quick to cook, and delicious with the classic Italian vegetable dish, caponata

1 hr
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17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These tasty, deep-fried bites can be made ahead and frozen, perfect for no-fuss entertaining as part of a party buffet spread

1 hr and 45 mins
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4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Lightly pickle rings of red onion, then deep fry for a crisp, indulgent starter or snack that's guaranteed to please

40 mins
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7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These deep-fried, arancini patties, made with tomato arborio rice, have moreish melting mozzarella cheese middles.

1 hr and 10 mins
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