"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-05-2007, 02:41 PM   #11
Head Chef
Caine's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
This is America. You can deep fry anything. Just make sure what ever you deep fry has a nice, thick, flour and egg batter on it, to soak up all that good fat!

Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 02:43 PM   #12
Head Chef
keltin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Down South in Alabama
Posts: 2,285
Send a message via AIM to keltin
Originally Posted by vyapti View Post
Can you deep fry cube steak? Wouldn't it fall apart?
Not if it is a “real” cube steak. There are two kinds. One kind is made by passing a solid piece of meat, usually round, through a machine (twice) to perforate it and tenderize it. These arte solid pieces of meat and won’t fall apart.

The second kind LOOKS like cube steak, but is what I call “stitch steak”. By changing the blades on the cube steak machine, the butcher/vendor can feed in several smaller pieces of scrap meat that get perforated and “stitched” together so they look like a solid cube steak. But, these often fall apart when you try to cook them.

Problem is.....it's often hard to tell which one you're getting unless you go to a trusted Butcher.

Here’s an example of the machine.

You can turn your tenderizing set into a knitting set just by changing the position of the rear stripper. Take two smaller pieces of hard to merchandise meat and convert them into one value-added product.

keltin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 03:02 PM   #13
Sous Chef
bowlingshirt's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Compton
Posts: 551
Originally Posted by vyapti View Post
Can you deep fry cube steak? Wouldn't it fall apart?
I would rather cook it in a frying pan anyway for making pan gravy.
Official member of the club
Vegans die from arrogant smugness & sprout rot. - pighood
bowlingshirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 03:03 PM   #14
Executive Chef
Dina's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mission, Texas
Posts: 2,686
Send a message via Yahoo to Dina
funnel cakes, fried baked patatoes, fries, onion rings, fried mushrooms, fried ice cream, fried fish, hush puppies, fried bananas
If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart. - Arab proverb
Dina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 03:37 PM   #15
Head Chef
Jeff G.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
Get a roll of biscuits to bake. Open them up. Using your fingers work them into a donut shape. Drop them in the oil. When they are golden on both sides take them out and dust them with powdered sugar or sugar and cinnamon, chocolate, etc.

they make great tasting donuts...
Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 03:44 PM   #16
Chief Eating Officer
GB's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
My brother likes to make deep fried mac and cheese in his turkey fryer. He also does deep fried mashed potato balls.
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2007, 09:30 AM   #17
Executive Chef
AllenOK's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
Beer Battered Fish?
Beer Battered Mushrooms?
Fried shrimp?

My family loves it when I make fried chicken.
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #18
Master Chef
Constance's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Blanch assorted vegetables...broccoli, cauliflower, diagonally sliced carrots, asparagus, zucchini, etc. Dip in a tempura batter and fry up. Other vegetables, such as sweet red and green peppers, thinly sliced onion rings, and thickly sliced mushrooms will not need to be braised.
Serve with sweet and sour and/or mustard sauce.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #19
strawberry's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 98
Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
Try FF made from Sweet Potatoes........
These are very good. I tried making them once at home and I was very pleased with the results. Being from the PNW, sweet potatoes aren't a regular item in the pantry. However once I moved 'down south' so to speak, I have experimented more with them. You can do either sweet potato fries or chips - either are delicious.
strawberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2007, 01:46 PM   #20
Head Chef
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
Originally Posted by vyapti View Post
I'm getting out the deep fryer this weekend. I'm going to make falafels and fried eggplant. My kids, though, won't touch either. So i'm pondering alternatives. I won't do french fries and I've never made a decent batch of onion rings. Aside from that, I'm looking for suggestions.

Does anyone have any ideas?
I love falafel. Can you tell them it's chicken nuggets, lol. Put 'em in a pita and cover them up w tzaziki (sp), cukes & tomatoes. Eggplant croquettes?
Not much of a deep fryer here, but how about avocado fries?

Food Recipes: Cornmeal-Crusted Avocado Fries with Trio of Relishes

*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.