The Best Deep Fried Recipes: 19 Classic Southern Recipes, State Fair Foods, and More

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor,

Sweet Corn FrittersThere's nothing quite as Southern as deep frying something delicious in hot oil. Our collection of The Best Deep Fried Recipes: 19 Classic Southern Recipes, State Fair Foods, and More will have you frying up a storm in no time at all. This collection of deep fried delicacies includes recipes for Southern fried chicken, state fair foods, deep fried desserts, and even more Southern recipes. No matter what you are craving, you will be able to find something to make in this collection of deep fried recipes. 

If you have never fried anything before, fear not! These deep fried recipes will teach you the ropes and show you that frying a batch of your favorite food doesn't have to be messy or dangerous. 

The Best Deep Fried Recipes

The Best Deep Fried Recipes:
19 Classic Southern Recipes, State Fair Foods, and More

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For more classic Southern food recipes, be sure to check out 11 Savory Southern Recipes for Dinner: The Best Southern Dinner Recipes.

Easy Fried Chicken Recipes

The first thing that ought to come to mind when you think fried Southern food should be fried chicken. Every Southerner worth their salt knows how to make fried chicken, and here you will find some of our favorite recipes.

Nashville Hot Chicken NuggetsPopeye's Copycat Fried Chicken with Delta Sauce

See our collection of 12 Fried Chicken Recipes for more recipes like these.

Classic State Fair Foods

If you love visiting the state fair and sampling all of the wacky deep fried delights, then you will definitely appreciate these state fair foods. Make these Southern recipes at home and you will feel as though you've spent the day at the fair.

Deep Fried Cookie DoughFried Chicken and Waffles Sandwich

Deep Fried Desserts

The only way Southern desserts could possibly get better is by frying them. These deep fried desserts are sweet and simple to make. 

Deep Fried Pecan PiesNana's Fried Apple Hand Pies

Classic Southern Recipes for Deep Fried Foods

Because deep frying food is so prominent in the South, there are far too many deep fried recipes to categorize. Here you will find plenty of classic Southern recipes, such as fried fish, hush puppies, fried okra, and more.

Flavorful Southern Fried OkraFlavorful Southern Fried Okra

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