Nothing beats biting into a piece of meat that has been deep-fried in batter, with its crispy coating on the outside and a juicy interior. While deep-frying has gotten a bad rap in recent years due to health concerns, when properly done it uses little oil. Here are the ten most popular recipes on my site in which deep-frying is the main cooking technique. For more ideas, see "Related Guide Picks" in the box directly below the top 10 list for my complete index of deep fry recipes.
Szechuan's most famous dish, this recipe for Kung Pao Chicken combines deep-fried chicken with chilies, peanuts and a spicy sauce.
A spicy dish from Hunan, located east of Szechuan province.
The western version of Spring Rolls, this recipe for Egg Rolls is made with barbecued pork, vegetables and oyster sauce and soy sauce for seasoning.
This perennial party favorite consists of deep-fried wontons that are filled with crabmeat, cream cheese and seasonings.
From seeds to oil, sesame plays a major role in this popular restaurant dish. Learn how to make the recipe, read feedback from other readers, and submit your own comments.
In this recipe the sweet and sour pork is deep-fried twice for extra crispiness. The sweet and sour sauce is made with vinegar, sugar, pineapple juice and ketchup.
The signature dish of many Alberta Chinese restaurants, ginger beef consists of beef that is marinated in ginger juice, deep-fried twice for extra crispiness, and then coated with a sweet and sour sauce.
Delicate spring rolls are filled with shredded pork, shrimp, Chinese dried black mushrooms and garlic chives.
Lobster tails are deep-fried and then stir-fried with savory black bean sauce in this popular Cantonese dish.
Last but not least, another appetizer recipe. Wonton wrappers are filled with ground pork and seasonings, deep-fried and served with sauce for dipping. The recipe includes dipping sauce suggestions.