In The Way To Fry, his new cookbook out this month, Southern Living Test Kitchen pro Norman King demystifies this regional art. As a curious cook, I rely on science as much as Southern wisdom. Take shallow frying, a technique we’ve improved in five easy steps.
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Looking ahead to Thanksgiving, I’m plopping some dressing in the deep fryer to make a one-bite appetizer.
Just in time for Halloween, I’m deep-frying candy corn. You’ll be the most popular house on the block if you pass out these treats!
An adults-only beverage is turned into a delicious adults-only dessert. Watch as I deep-fry a favorite Southern cocktail—Jack and Coke.
Pecan pie is already delicious and oh-so Southern, but watch me turn it into an insanely decadent deep-fried treat, complete with bourbon whipped cream!
I’m breaking the rules and deep-frying marshmallows! Watch and see if I make an ooey-gooey mess or a new hit.
Like all good Southerners, we like our tea sweet and cold. But what about deep-fried? I will be attempting to change your mind:
Is it the deep-fried goodness, the peppery cornmeal coating, or the moist, tender interior that makes fried catfish a favorite at dinner tables across the South? We can’t say for sure, but here are our test-kitchen’s tips for perfecting this down-home classic:
If you think nothing can top a pimiento cheese sandwich, think again! Watch as I give this Southern staple a deep-fried makeover.