Fancy, Fast, and Flavorful: Easy Fried Recipes and Pairings

Fancy, Fast, and Flavorful: Easy Fried Recipes and Pairings

Fried foods have a notoriously dangerous rap sheet. This fall, lets pull your greasy favorites out of the health-hazard category and onto a classy luncheon menu. Read on to see how Recipe4Living has transformed fatty fried to fancy flavorful for your next gathering!

The key to celebrating some fried favorites is balance. Serving fried with fresh favorites like seasonal fruit and lighter faire creates sophistication rarely associated with a deep fryer. Finger food is almost synonymous with fried food, so you want to center your luncheon on the appetizers.

Offer a number of the following fried bites alongside a giant plate of cut-up fresh fruit and raw veggies with dip. You may even want to try light cucumber finger sandwiches. Just remember to keep it fresh and let the fried dishes speak for themselves.

Appetizers- Keep the appetizers light. Try frying up some veggies in a tempura batter to keep your guests from feeling full right off the bat.

Fried Brie
Fried Mushtatoes
Fried Tomatoes
Deep-Fried Zucchini Balls

Main Courses- Easy fried recipes make a delicious main course. Try some easy fish and chips, chicken, catfish, and steak to really make your guests feel full.

No-Fuss Fish and Chips
Southern Fried Chicken

Buffalo Style Catfish Strips with Ranch Dressing

Mildred's Country Fried Steak

Salad Pairings- Pair the heavier main dishes and appetizers with light salads on the side. Make sure to flavor them with rich dressings to keep your guests on their toes!

Russ's Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Mediterranean Salad
Marinated Mushroom Salad

Dessert Pairings- A light dessert is also the way to go with the appetizers and entrees.

Lemon Berry Pie
Fluffy Pineapple Angel Food Cake
Low Carb Cheesecake
Apricot Upside Down Cake
Light and Luscious Orange Bar
Light as a Cloud Raspberry Lemon Meringue Pie

Who ever said fried can’t be fancy? It’s all in the presentation and balance of your meal.  Pairing fried appetizers and main courses with a light salad and dessert will leave your guests refreshed and raving about your fabulous fried food soirée.

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