Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Some foods, like our doughnut holes, don’t require an exterior coating before they’re fried; the batter forms its own coating. Others, like fish, chicken, or veggies, benefit from breading or a batter. If battered, simply dip and fry. If breaded, use a three-step process (see Fried Catfish recipe for example).