Recipes

Deep Frying

  • Hot Sauce-Marinated Crispy Onion Rings

    These crispy, piquante onion rings are simply irresistable.

    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Total Time: 30 minutes
    • Yield: 4 servings
    Tags: onion rings
  • Natchitoches Meat Pies

    Natchitoches Meat Pies

    These meat pies are a regional dish featuring central Louisiana's Native American and Spanish heritage that are a favorite come festival season.

    • Prep Time: 1 hour
    • Total Time: 2 1/2 hours
    • Yield: 24 meat pies
  • Boudin Balls with Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce

    Boudin Balls with Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce

    In Southeast Louisiana, folks take boudin, our beloved pork and rice sausage, remove it from its casing, and form it into balls that are then breaded and deep-fried. People go crazy for these boudin balls especially at festivals like Jazz Fest when you want something delicious and bite sized to keep you going throughout the day.

    • Prep Time: 45 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Yield: 6 servings, 48 balls
    • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Big And Crispy Onion Rings

    Big And Crispy Onion Rings

    You can't go wrong here. Everyone will want one of these.

  • Crabmeat Beignets

    Crabmeat Beignets

    These crabmeat beignets are like a marriage of a crabcake and a fritter... light and airy but chock-full of jumbo lump crabmeat. The batter is a little wet, so handle with care when frying.

    • Yield: 36 beignets
  • Fried Okra With Creamy Buttermilk Dip

    Fried Okra With Creamy Buttermilk Dip

    Fry up these bites, whip up the dip, and make some friends.

    • Yield: About 4 servings
  • Corn Oysters

    Corn Oysters

    These fritters, though made entirely of corn, resemble fried oysters—hence their name. They are traditional summer fare, made with fresh-shucked corn straight from the field. When corn is plentiful at the market, get as much as you can and enjoy it every which way.

    • Yield: 24 fritters, 4 to 6 servings
  • The Catfish Place's Hush Puppies

    The Catfish Place's Hush Puppies

    Recently featured on Emeril's Florida: Kissimmee, although The Catfish Place is actually located in neighboring central St. Cloud, Florida. The Catfish Place is one of St. Cloud's favorite places to dine and these hush puppies are no laughing matter!

    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 30 minutes
    • Yield: Recipe makes about 30 hush puppies.
  • Fried Pickles

    Fried Pickles

    These pickles have a great crunch. Serve them alongside your favorite sandwich or just put them out with drinks the next time folks come over for the game.

    Tags: game day