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Old 04-30-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Fry in Microwave oven?

Yetserday I was short of Oil for deep frying so used my microwave over to fry chips. Donno what happened but with in few sec it was giving some weird sound and smoke started coming. I was scared and stoped the oven. Can anyone suggest me how to fry in microwave without facing these problems?

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Old 04-30-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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I think you're heading for trouble if you try to fry in your microwave oven. This appliance is not meant for frying. Stick to using your stovetop, especially for deep frying. The oil will heat to a dangerous temperature and will easily ignite in your microwave. READ YOUR MANUAL!!!
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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I agree. The microwave is not a place to deepfry any foods.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:27 PM   #4
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I would not try to fry stuff in the microwave. When we were kids, my sister tried to "bake" cookies in the microwave and that was scary enough.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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If you are trying to make something like "potato chips", you can bake them in the microwave quite easily, but you can't fry them. The chips come out a little crispier if you do them in/on a browning element, otherwise between paper towels is sufficient.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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Brown & Crisp Bags

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Originally Posted by mcnerd View Post
If you are trying to make something like "potato chips", you can bake them in the microwave quite easily, but you can't fry them. The chips come out a little crispier if you do them in/on a browning element, otherwise between paper towels is sufficient.
Some time ago, I bought some "Brown and Crisp Bags", which are kind of like
a reusable microwave popcorn bag. The set came with a plastic rack that
holds the bag off the bottom of the microwave.

These bags are certainly not for gourmet cooking (anyone out there disagree?),
but cooking left over french fries in a bag actually will crisp up
the fries, rather than making them into cardboard which normal microwaving
will do to them.

Just another option for the cook, or for starving teenagers in the house.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:37 AM   #7
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Well, Sangeeth - regardless of whether you mean the "chips" (American equivalent of English "crisps") or the English chips (equivalent of American French Frys) - the microwave is not an appropriate tool to produce either. It is simply not an appropriate tool to use for deep frying for several reasons.

And, IMHO - you're lucky that all you got was strange sounds and some smoke!
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[snip And, IMHO - you're lucky that all you got was strange sounds and some smoke![/quote]
Amen!
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #9
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I misread the thread title, and thought you said "fly" in the microwave. Made me think of the movie, The Fly. I'm just glad your food is safe and unmutated.
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