January 15, 2008

Testing Out the Deep Fryer

POST #    2694

Way back in 2006, I was given a deep fryer for Christmas. Since then, it's been in our cabinet waiting to be used. Why hasn't it been used since December, 2006? Because Shannan hates the smell associated with deep frying. As she was away this past weekend, I seized the opportunity to fry some shit up! On the menu were fries, onion rings, and chicken wings (I was watching football).

I found that fries were the easiest (essentially all you do is cut and fry), followed by wings, and onion rings. It was hard to tell when the chicken wings were done, but otherwise they were easy. I think I liked the results the best with the onion rings, but my batter, while good, could have used some salt. I also learned that you can't put a whole bunch in at once because they stick to one another.

I think that everything I fried tasted good and seemed healthier than any fried food I would get while eating out. Maybe it's because I used fresh ingredients and knew what I was putting into/onto the food.

Given the results, I don't think Shannan should discourage me from using the deep fryer again. I think she would be pleased to eat the results.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, House and Home, Photos at 12:29 PM




A tip for the fries: Wash the chips, clean them well with a tea towel and they will not stick. Use sea salt after frying them.
Manuela W

PS Best regars to Mort and Ran

Posted by: manuela waterman at January 16, 2008 7:46 AM

Those onion rings don't look quite right to me, were they just really wet with oil?

I make homemade onion rings with panko breading and bake them. I think they're pretty good and this way they aren't that unhealthy.

Posted by: Margaret at January 16, 2008 8:57 AM

It's about time you used that gift
who cares what Toots thinks
I hope you enjoyed it

Posted by: Sherri at January 16, 2008 11:51 PM

the fries weren't sticky at all since they were soaked in cold water for an hour.

margaret - they didn't seem especially oily. i think it might just be the picture and the light shining off any existing oil.

Posted by: tien at January 17, 2008 12:19 PM

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