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 actually uses very little oil. Here are the ten most popular recipes in which deep-frying is the main cooking technique.
Note: New to deep-frying? Check out How to Safely Deep-fry Food before you begin cooking.
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Szechuan's most famous dish, this recipe for Kung Pao Chicken combines deep-fried chicken with chilies, peanuts, and a spicy sauce.
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This tried-and-true Chinese restaurant favorite is based on an authentic Hunan dish that translates roughly as "ancestor meeting place chicken."
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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.
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This perennial dim sum party favorite consists of deep-fried wontons that are filled with crabmeat, cream cheese and seasonings.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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From seeds to oil, sesame plays a major role in this popular restaurant dish. Put down the takeout menu and learn how to make this recipe at home!
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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.
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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.
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Lobster tails are deep-fried and then stir-fried with savory black bean sauce in this popular Cantonese dish.
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