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Old 11-17-2011, 12:43 PM   #11
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I would not buy a scoop unless it has a release like a traditional ice cream scoop.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #12
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If it were me doing this, I'd try using a spoon or two to drop portions into the oil. Then if that didn't work, I'd buy another tool. But I'm lazy and cheap.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #13
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Yeah, but the time to be wanting the right tool for the job (or at least an easier to use tool) isn't when your oil is at 360F ;^)
But it does borderline on gadget if I only use it once or twice a year.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:51 PM   #14
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Yeah, but the time to be wanting the right tool for the job (or at least an easier to use tool) isn't when your oil is at 360F ;^)
But it does borderline on gadget if I only use it once or twice a year.

I figure folks who have been making hush puppies for the past couple of hundred years didn't have special tools.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #15
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If it were me doing this, I'd try using a spoon or two to drop portions into the oil. Then if that didn't work, I'd buy another tool. But I'm lazy and cheap.
You may be cheap, but anyone who buys the whole dang turkey to cut it up for homemade stock ain't lazy, my friend.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:18 PM   #16
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You may be cheap, but anyone who buys the whole dang turkey to cut it up for homemade stock ain't lazy, my friend.
I really am both. Sometimes my cheapness is a stronger force than my laziness. Especially when I feel like someone is trying to take advantage of me.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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I figure folks who have been making hush puppies for the past couple of hundred years didn't have special tools.
They very well could have started their fire by rubbing two sticks together, too
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #18
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If you have a piping bag with a large tip you could use that to pipe them into the hot oil.

Sort of a squeeze and flick.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:10 PM   #19
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That's pretty interesting how you can get them into the oil so many different ways and they still come out like balls.
No piping bag wither, AB. I'll keep that method in mind though.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:27 AM   #20
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If you have a piping bag with a large tip you could use that to pipe them into the hot oil.

Sort of a squeeze and flick.
I'm imagining hold the bag over the hot oil, dropping them in and the splash.

That's why I would freeze them first, less chance of burning yourself.
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