Just got a deep fryer - what should I fry?

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  1. uwsmuseumguy

    uwsmuseumguy Well-Known Member

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    can you reuse the oil in these or how does that whole process work. one word of caution, potatoes apparently "clean" oil that had fish in it, but the fish flavor will transfer over to anything else you cook.
     


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    why? to get that nice, golden, 360 degree sphere of batter crust around anything you can think of
    Okay, but that doesn't explain the purpose of the deep fryer.
    can you reuse the oil in these or how does that whole process work. one word of caution, potatoes apparently "clean" oil that had fish in it, but the fish flavor will transfer over to anything else you cook.
    Yes. Strain it through a cheesecloth (or a t-shirt like I do [​IMG]). Don't burn the oil and it should be fine.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Okay, but that doesn't explain the purpose of the deep fryer.

    Yeah, it kinda does. Along with accurate temperature control and a basket that makes it super easy to fry and drain batches of food. Much easier than having oil popping out of a shallow pan while you turn things in it with tongs, and guess how hot your range is getting the oil.
     


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    Cheese-sticks or breaded veal.
     


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    why Senior member

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    Yeah, it kinda does. Along with accurate temperature control and a basket that makes it super easy to fry and drain batches of food. Much easier than having oil popping out of a shallow pan while you turn things in it with tongs, and guess how hot your range is getting the oil.

    I use a candy thermometer, spider, and a large pot.
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i wish there was a way to truly deep fry ice cream.

    not just the 'deep fried ice cream' where it is just a lump of fried bread covering a scoop of ice cream.

    it would take a technological advancement not of this century, but next.
     


  7. uwsmuseumguy

    uwsmuseumguy Well-Known Member

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    Okay, but that doesn't explain the purpose of the deep fryer.



    Yes. Strain it through a cheesecloth (or a t-shirt like I do [​IMG]). Don't burn the oil and it should be fine.


    may be a basic question, but i'm guessing store in the fridge, how long does used oil keep generally?
     


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    chicken
    onion rings
    mozzarella
    Snickers bar

    shine on you crazy diamond
     


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    why Senior member

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    may be a basic question, but i'm guessing store in the fridge, how long does used oil keep generally?
    A long time. It depends on the oil (canola seems to break down faster than peanut, for instance). Maybe six months on average? It's hard to say, because it breaks down faster from cooking than from oxidation in the refrigerator.
     


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    i wish there was a way to truly deep fry ice cream.

    not just the 'deep fried ice cream' where it is just a lump of fried bread covering a scoop of ice cream.

    it would take a technological advancement not of this century, but next.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_ice_cream ?
     


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    deep fried twinkie, deep fried candy bar, deep fried sushi rolls, deep fried oreos, deep fried .... need ideas? browse this site: http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Don't forget the Zuchinni and Mushrooms...[​IMG]
     


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    Fresh balls of mozzarella
     


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    Potatoes.
     


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