Get Your Beach Bod Ready With These 10 Fried Recipes

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind and embrace the power of fried avocado tacos.

  • Mama’s Fried Chicken. This recipe honors the classic while embracing newer techniques picked up along the way.
  • Wonder Fries. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these are potatoes of our dreams. The miso mayo is truly essential—so don't skimp.
  • Breakfast Fried Rice. A delicious—and compelling—reason to eat rice for breakfast.
  • KFC: Korean Fried Chicken Wings. Honeyed and fragrant with a fiery kick, these chicken wings are totally addictive.
  • Sweet & Spicy Calamari. The crisp fried coating is thin and delicate, swaddling the squid like a silk scarf rather than a wooly muffler.
  • Chicken Fried Steak with Sage Gravy. Smooth and silky gravy with sage tops off a crispy ribeye in this recipe. A squeeze of lemon will round out your dish.
  • Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime. Tacos like you've never seen: creamy, crispy breaded avocado stands center stage, supported by a sesame cabbage slaw, cilantro-kissed crema, and salt pork-simmered pinto beans.
  • Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream. The brilliance of the sweet potato fry is that with all the sugar in the potatoes, you can really lay on the seasonings.
  • Nobu’s Fried Asparagus with Miso Dressing. Not only is this recipe a quick fix for asparagus fatigue, it also brings out its best qualities. Asparagus loves oil.
  • Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce. These fries are fantastic on their own; they fry up golden and perfect, and are at once puffy, crispy, and pudding-y. But when dunked in their sauce, they become completely irresistible.

Crispy, flavorful, crunchy, perfectly browned—okay, okay we’ll stop. But what do all those adjectives call to mind? You guessed it, the ultimate indulgent cooking method: frying. We love all our fried food, but when it comes down to it, if we’re going to make the take the time and effort to fry something up, it better be exceptionally good. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorites—fry on.

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