Fourth of July Fried Chicken Recipes

Fourth of July Fried Chicken Recipes

Looking for the best fried chicken for the Fourth? Look no further. We got ’em all: Cajun, Northern, Asian, and Southern recipes.

Momofuku's Fried Chicken

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

Everything about this flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 8
Cajun Fried Chicken

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly with good old hot sauce, this bird is memorably moist within, superlatively crisp without.

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  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
Crispy Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken

Snap, crackle, pop goes this fried chicken, which relies on more than just flour and cayenne for its coating’s beguiling taste and texture.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Cedar-Plank Grilled Salmon

Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke yet ensures your pricey catch doesn’t slip through the grate. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw

Sweet and simple. Nothing but cabbage, cider vinegar, sugar, mayo, a little onion, salt, and oil. Just like you’d find at a BBQ shack.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
Corn Dog

Corn Dogs

Corn dogs, that ubiquitous county fair food, played a crucial, almost divine role, in keeping David alive during a detour in Dallas. Recipe included.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 52
Fork-Mashed Potatoes

Fork-Mashed Potatoes

These fork-mashed spuds are indulgence defined with their easy execution, deceptively rich taste, and lack of bowls and beaters to clean.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 6
Grilled Pork Loin

Spice-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

No more standing idly by as those chops you tossed on the grill dry out into leathery toughness. Nope. Not with this trick.

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  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 15
Steamed Lobster

Steamed Lobster with Drawn Butter

An herbaceous steaming liquid lends a lovely lilt to lobster, drawn butter brings it loads of lusciousness.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Zucchini Slaw Recipe

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws—choose rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
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