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Best ever deep-fried recipes

Our 21 best ever deep-fried recipes for squid, onion rings, olives, and of course chicken... what a treat! For something really indulgent, go for our deep fried cheese or buttermilk-fried chicken

Pea and Yorkshire Fettle croquettes with mint mayo

Check out these crispy croquettes with peas and crumbly Yorkshire fettle. This impressive veggie recipe comes from chef Chris Boustead of new Islington restaurant, Linden Stores.

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Pea Croquettes Recipe with Feta and Mint Mayo

’Nduja arancini

Check out this crunchy arancini with punchy ‘nduja, Grano Padano and saffron. This easy yet impressive recipe comes from Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden.

Arancini with 'Nduja Sausage

Spaghetti carbonara arancini

Check out our spaghetti carbonara inspired arancini recipe with creamy mozzarella and crispy pancetta. Make these impressive and seriously moreish crispy arancini for your next dinner party.

Spaghetti Carbonara Arancini Recipe

Deep-fried cockles with chilli-salt and vinegar

Check out these crunchy deep-fried cockles with a quick and punchy chilli-salt. These crispy cockles are ready in just 30 minutes, perfect for an afternoon snack.

Deep Fried Cockles Recipe with Chilli-Salt and vinegar served on a round blue plate with fish and chip style forks, on a pale white wooden board

olive fried chicken sandwich

Check out this epic buttermilk fried chicken recipe. Our own olive fried chicken sandwich takes a fast-food favourite up a notch with the addition of a spicy, salty, sweet glaze.

Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Devilled whitebait with roasted garlic mayo

Check out this easy recipe for crispy deep-fried whitebait and creamy roasted garlic mayo. This simple yet impressive spring recipe will make a perfect starter at your next dinner party. Click here for more dinner party starter recipes

Devilled Whitebait with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Lobster goujons with courgette fries

Put a sophisticated modern twist on the classic British fish and chips with this recipe for lobster goujons with courgette fries


Chiltern Firehouse’s crab donuts

London’s The Chiltern Firehouse’s crab donuts (or doughnuts) are a treat to make at home. If you’ve never eaten a savoury one before this is the recipe to try…


Pickled onion rings

Onion rings are the best match for beer. Our version is drowned in homemade pickle, coated with beer batter, then deep-fried until crisp and golden.


Spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip

These crunchy fish fritters with sweet and spicy dip from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour are a great idea for a middle-Eastern dinner party spread

Salt cod fritters with harissa honey dip

Fried shrimp po’boy sandwich

The po’ boy is a New Orleans classic. The fried fillings include catfish, oysters and soft-shelled crab. What makes it extra special is the remoulade, a spiced Cajun mayo-based sauce.


Deep-fried stuffed olives

A deliciously moreish appetiser, these deep-fried olives are stuffed with oozing cheese, cured meats and anchovies. The garlic mayo with saffron adds a Spanish kick.


Avocado fries

Just when you thought you’d reached peak avocado, California comes up with something new. These creamy wedges coated in toasty shards of crunchy corn tortilla are delicious with huevos rancheros or spice-rubbed steak, or dipped in hot sauce or salsa and served with a cold beer

Avocado fries recipe olive magazine

Korean fried chicken

This Korean fried chicken (or Jin Chick) is the signature dish at Jinjuu in soho. Served with a fiery gochujang red sauce or black soy sauce and a side of pickled white radish, they’re irresistible. Buy gochujang from souschef.co.uk.


Deep fried camembert with membrillo

Our quick, easy, vegetarian starter for deep fried camembert with membrillo is a great weekend treat


Buttermilk fried turkey

Buttermilk fried turkey is a great alternative to chicken. The buttermilk makes the batter really light and crisp


Roast chicken coxhina

Coxhina means little thigh in Brazil, after the meat they’re filled with. They make a great street food-inspired snack


Salt cod croquettes with shaved fennel salad

This recipe for salt cod croquettes with shaved fennel salad from Bandol, Chelsea, went down a treat with the olive team


Deep fried whitebait with artichoke and white bean dip

This recipe for deep fried whitebait with artichoke and white bean dip is great to serve as a starter or a snack alongside drinks


Deep-fried dill pickles

Deep-fried dill pickles are the perfect snack to serve alongside a beer with a ranch dip, or a burger. They’re a little effort but so worth it

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Deep-fried dill pickles

Crab scotch quail’s eggs with mustard mayo

These crab scotch quail’s eggs with mustard mayo make a great twist on a classic British snack. They’re easy to make but look impressive making them perfect to serve with drinks