'fried foods' on Serious Eats

Fast Food: Popeyes Crawfish Tackle Box

Popeyes emphasizes their Louisiana roots at every turn, but it's still pretty bold to offer a nationwide special on crawfish. For a limited time, $4.99* will get a thrill- or fish-seeking fast foodie a Crawfish Tackle Box featuring big pile of fried crawfish nuggets, a small batch of Cajun fries, a biscuit, and a tub of Creamy Horseradish Sauce. It's a good deal. More

20 Fried Food Recipes for Fat Tuesday

With Fat Tuesday approaching, there's never been a better time to indulge in some fried, fatty foods. Whether sweet, savory, spicy, gooey—there's something about that crunchy exterior that has us loving all things fried. Here are 20 recipes that will have you wishing Fat Tuesday was every Tuesday. Fried chicken, fried pickles, fried cupcakes, and more. More

Dulces: Buñuelos de Rodilla (Mexican Christmas Fritters)

Buñuelos de rodilla are just such a recipe. These "knee fritters" are named that way because the flat disks of translucent dough are shaped upon the knees of women. Imagine spending a whole day carefully stretching hundred of buñuelos, crafting them so they fry up crisp, golden, and airy. The picture of this scene is wondrous and really illustrates how even the humblest foods are treated with respect and affection. More

Deep-Fried Tripe

Deep-frying tripe may also be one of the easier ways to introduce offal-squeamish eaters to the joys of stomach. Its winning crispiness not only creates textural pleasure but also disguises the looks of the honeycomb, which not everyone finds to be an asset. More

We Tried Popeye's Fried Crawfish Special

The last time I went to New Orleans, my buddy and I ate a pound of crawfish while sitting on the hood of his car. They're like little Southern lobsters: little red crustaceans with small, but deliciously meaty tails. Throughout the month of November, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is offering fried crawfish as their "Popeye's Crawfish Special," a limited-time promotion. (Today, November 3rd, they're offering a free taste of fried crawfish to anyone who walks in.) More

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