Rarely do you see carrots fried, so here food writer Sabrina Ghayour has combined them with halloumi to make these crispy little balls – perfect with drinks at a party or as part of a feast. Discover more of our easy canapé style recipes here.
Ever thought of deep-frying the humble cabbage? Get inventive and use up cabbage in our easy version of a British Chinese takeaway classic. Ready in just 20 minutes, try this simple idea for an easy side dish for your next dinner party.
IPAs are hoppy beers with fruity, floral notes. They work well with strong flavours such as chilli, and their high carbonation gives a lightness to this batter. Feed a hungry crowd with our beer batter vegan pakoras.
Check out this easy chicken wings recipe with punchy jalapeño dip from Max Halley of Max’s Sandwich Shop. Using high-starch instant mashed potato makes the coating on these wings insanely crunchy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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…
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Our quick, easy, vegetarian starter for deep fried camembert with membrillo is a great weekend treat
Buttermilk fried turkey is a great alternative to chicken. The buttermilk makes the batter really light and crisp
Coxhina means little thigh in Brazil, after the meat they’re filled with. They make a great street food-inspired snack
This recipe for salt cod croquettes with shaved fennel salad from Bandol, Chelsea, went down a treat with the olive team
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 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
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