Fried and True

The only thing better than a plate of chicken nuggets? Yes, two plates of chicken nuggets—but also these three inspired upgrades on the fried-food icon.

Photograph by Toan Trinh

Photograph by Toan Trinh

Rabbit nuggets with smoked garlic salt and green-pepper jam (pictured at left).

East By Northeast, Cambridge,

Korean-fried chicken nuggets with pickled daikon.

Highball Lounge, Boston,

Crispy sage-and-apple chicken rillettes with house mustard and herb salad.

80 Thoreau, Concord,