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Old 01-09-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Deep Fat Frying Temperatures

What temperatures do you folks like to deep fat fry various foods?
For example, we've had good results with cracker crumb coated fresh fish fried in 350*F oil.

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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I shoot for 360F, but have dropped the food in at 375, too. That's with peanut oil.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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I shoot for 360F, but have dropped the food in at 375, too. That's with peanut oil.
That's what we used to do, but have found the peanut oil is less prone to darkening at 350.
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I don't do much deep frying, but that is partly because I don't have a good way to keep the temperature constant. Do you guys have electric deep fryers? Do you know a good way to keep the temperature fairly consistent on an electric stove?
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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I don't do much deep frying, but that is partly because I don't have a good way to keep the temperature constant. Do you guys have electric deep fryers? Do you know a good way to keep the temperature fairly consistent on an electric stove?
We have a Delonghi 4 litre fryer, but I prefer to use one or two of our 4 quart cast iron Dutch ovens on the large burners of our electric stovetop with about 1 1/2 litres in each Dutch oven. The cleanup is easier with the Dutch ovens. Needless to say we have several 'candy' thermometers. Maintaining the temperature is just a matter of using the proper anticipation when pushing heat level buttons. It's a lot easier than cooking on a coal or wood burning stove. Also, frying in smaller batches and preheating the fryer baskets helps avoiding some of the heat drop problems.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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I use one of these,Taxy Amazon.com: 3-Piece Stove-Top Deep Fryer: Kitchen & Dining
I have a gas stove, so can't help you with your electric stove, but when I add the food I turn the heat up to help compensate for temperature drop. I would imagine it's the same for electric.
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+1 on easier cleanup. That's one of the reasons I got rid of my electric fryer.
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I use one of these,Taxy Amazon.com: 3-Piece Stove-Top Deep Fryer: Kitchen & Dining
I have a gas stove, so can't help you with your electric stove, but when I add the food I turn the heat up to help compensate for temperature drop. I would imagine it's the same for electric.
Thank you becasue I am looking for something.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Wow, that's a bit spendy for my blood. I bought an aluminum pot 4.5 quarts and the basket that fits right in from restaurant supply store. I think the whole thing endup being like $36. Works like a charm or is it like a swish clock, I always get my idioms mixed top.
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I use one of these,Taxy Amazon.com: 3-Piece Stove-Top Deep Fryer: Kitchen & Dining
I have a gas stove, so can't help you with your electric stove, but when I add the food I turn the heat up to help compensate for temperature drop. I would imagine it's the same for electric.
Does the lid have a mesh top for ventilation?
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