The 7 foods you need to deep fry

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Everything in moderation, sure, but sometimes it’s necessary to indulge in good old-fashioned battered-and-fried foods. And if the traditional favourites (beer-battered fish, anyone?) tickle your fancy, you’re going to love these 7 different ways of deep-frying food.

Deep-fried poached eggs

Add a whole lot of soul (and crunch) to brunch with deep-fried poached eggs. Serve with a homemade chakalaka for an extra kick.

Get the deep-fried poached eggs recipe here.

Deep-fried green beans

Granted, this one is a little more virtuous than the rest on the list, but these tempura green beans earn a special spot for their simple, earthy flavour and fantastic crunch. Best served with a delicious dip.

Get the deep-fried green beans recipe here.

Deep-fried onion

It’s blooming good. Get the blooming spiced onion with onion-and-chive dip recipe here.

Deep-fried avocado

You’re going to have to trust on this one. Deep-fried avo is the perfect play on textures: crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Plus: tomato, ginger and coriander salsa adds a delightful freshness.

Get the deep-fried avocado recipe here.

Deep-fried lasagne

It’s a comfort food mash up that would appease the even the most ravenous of appetites. Want to tantalise your tastebuds and see it in action? Watch the video here.

Get the deep-fried lasagne recipe here.

Deep-fried mac ‘n cheese

Tiny morsels of macaroni, white sauce and mature Cheddar, gently coated in panko crumbs and deep-fried to crispy, moreish perfection. This serves 10, but you may want to double the quantities: once you pop, you won’t be able to stop.

Get the recipe mac-and-cheese tots recipe here.

Deep-fried ice-cream

We’d scream about this ice-cream for sure. Get the deep-fried ice-cream pancakes recipe here.

Want more of the good stuff? Browse more battered-and-fried recipes here.

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