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Old 09-12-2018, 05:50 PM   #11
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I use 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 corn oil. I don't keep it for long. I don't heat it to the max, enough to get the cubes of bread I throw in a nice golden colour. I have a large, deep pan, and I only use enough oil to come 1/2 way up. I don't wait until it's turned a darker colour through use. I get rid of it before that happens. I always use my kitchen thermometre. All this seems to work for me.


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Old 09-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #12
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I am thinking if I can always use less oil for deep frying but more oil for
pan frying? In that case I don't need to use too
much oil while at the same time it's not just pan fried, but I take longer
to fry the food. Will it be a better "middle" way to take advantage of both cases?
Surely it would be better (and easier) to cut down on fried food generally.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #13
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It probably would - but not nearly as much fun! It's the 'naughty but nice' factor that's attractive, apart from the taste! You've made me think of Yorkshire Pudding! Naughty but nice. I can now do toad-in-the-hole, now that I've given my butcher the recipe for the sausages. OH is over the moon!!

To our friends in DC, 'Toad in the hole' is Yorkshire Pudding with sausages in it, and baked. Recipe to follow. It's a winter dish. I'll send the lot: the recipe for the sausages, and the recipe for Yorkshire Pudding. If nothing else, you may be interested to read a recipe that goes very well as a during-the-week dish. In the UK, it's a really great favourite. Thank you Mad Cook!


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Old 09-29-2018, 12:07 PM   #14
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Surely it would be better (and easier) to cut down on fried food generally.
I had a microbiologist customer who explained to me how frying any food, much like charring it, adds carcinogens. So yea, frying may not be the healthiest.

I keep a deep fryer set up in my garage, but its not something I use all the time. And especially after going on a low carb diet, its been a natural reduction in my deep fried food consumption since potato fries and chips are out of the diet and I haven't found a real good replacement for any coatings for vegetables, etc., so I mostly do chicken wings these days...with no coatings.

I do have a pan fried southern chicken coating recipe thats working well for me though.


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It probably would - but not nearly as much fun!
Aint that the truth!? Funny how I seldom hear health nuts telling mountain climbers what they do is hazardous to their long term well being! A mountain climber will tell you the risk is worth the joy they get from it, even if they die doing it.

Wouldn't it stink to be the epitome of perfect health and still get hit by that tractor trailer on the highway?
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:41 PM   #15
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I do have a pan fried southern chicken coating recipe thats working well for me though.

I would be interested in seeing your recipe..



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Old 09-29-2018, 02:03 PM   #16
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I would be interested in seeing your recipe..



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It's actually not an original of my own, its from Buttoni, the lady I tried to lure over here to fire up that new Low Carb section here. I dont think she ever got a reply as to whether she would be allowed to link her own work/blog. Either she never got a reply/ruling on it, or got one that said no, she cant, either way, shes hasn't been back that I can see.
Here's the chicken breader:


https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2018/0...ied-chicken-4/


It is remarkably crunchy and in my experience stayed on the chicken really well. It's for cast iron pan frying, I haven't tried deep frying with it yet, except a disaster when I tried to deep fry with zucchini sticks for fries...nope, that did not work out well!


A lot of her recipes are sort of game changers for me. Especially a few of her bread recipes. Her dumplings/pasta dough is about as good as any low carb pasta dough, but I've not found any, including hers to rave about. Other's mileage has varied though and they seem to like the stuff.


All requires some pantry items most folks dont have usually, but once you stock up...you got it.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:54 PM   #17
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Thank you, Chef Kenny..
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:43 PM   #18
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I reuse the oil in my fry daddy over, over and over again. Then I strain it and do it all over again. I add new to bring the level up.

I do lots of things that are not good for my health. This one is way down on my list.
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