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Old 12-24-2011, 12:16 AM   #41
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Cooked a pound of shrimp in it this evening. Just floured the shrimp, and they were ok, but a tempura batter would have been better.

I think tomorrow night, it's fritters night.

I have a dozen nice sized jalapenos and some cream cheese and bacon also. Sounds like a plan coming together.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:54 AM   #42
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I think fast food place use the same oil for frys, chicken and fish. I have had frys from fast food that have tasted a bit like fish or chicken. I worked with a guy who was allergic to fish and couldn't eat chicken or frys from fast food places that served fried fish.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #43
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Cooked a pound of shrimp in it this evening. Just floured the shrimp, and they were ok, but a tempura batter would have been better.

I think tomorrow night, it's fritters night.

I have a dozen nice sized jalapenos and some cream cheese and bacon also. Sounds like a plan coming together.
Deep fried ABT's?
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #44
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I think fast food place use the same oil for frys, chicken and fish. I have had frys from fast food that have tasted a bit like fish or chicken. I worked with a guy who was allergic to fish and couldn't eat chicken or frys from fast food places that served fried fish.
My father wound up in the hospital because a restaurant he ate at uses the same oil for everything. He became allergic to shellfish several years ago.

I don't really notice any flavor from one item to the next, but I usually save breaded shrimp and items other than fries until right before I change oil. Not all the time, but usually.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:55 AM   #45
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Okay Timothy, change your oil and get ready for the best Sunday brunch you ever made your own self!


Monte Cristo (serving size 1/2 sandwich)
Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 8 slices Texas Toast bread
  • 1 lb Sliced ham
  • 1 lb Sliced turkey
  • ½ lb Sliced Swiss cheese
  • box of toothpicks
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Preheat deep fryer to 360ºF

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat eggs with milk; stir into flour mixture until smooth. Make 4 sandwiches with Texas Toast bread, distributing the ham, turkey and Swiss cheese evenly, and cut in half diagonally, corner to corner. Secure each sandwich half with toothpicks.

Put basket on bottom of fryer (If you put the battered sandwich halves in the basket, they will stick!). Dip each sandwich half in batter to coat. Gently place two sandwich halves at a time into the deep fryer and fry for 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Lift basket to remove sandwich halves from oil, remove from basket with tongs, and drain on paper towels. Repeat, two sandwich halves at a time.

Remove toothpicks, plate, and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with a huge dollop of strawberry preserves. Add a sliced strawberry salad with sour cream, crème fraiche, or whipped cream, if desired
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #46
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Deep fried ABT's?
What's an ABT, msmofet?
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #47
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ABTs are stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon and typically smoked. Stuffing is usually some combo of seasoned cream cheese and a Lil Smokie.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #48
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Okay Timothy, change your oil and get ready for the best Sunday brunch you ever made your own self!


Monte Cristo

Dang, Sir Loin, that sounds really, really good. I'll try it, but not right away. I have to get used to the fryer first. I wasn't very happy with the shrimp last night. I got lazy and didn't bother with a batter. I just dusted them with a boxed "Fry Mix" and cooked them. They turned out over-cooked at 5 minutes. Very over-cooked. Pretty chewy.

On the next batch, I'll butterfly the shrimp and batter them in a tempura batter. Also, I'll cook them for 3 minutes instead of five. I thing that will make a world of difference in the outcome.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #49
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ABTs are stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon and typically smoked. Stuffing is usually some combo of seasoned cream cheese and a Lil Smokie.
Thanks Andy, I surmised that by her reference to my post listing those same items. I was curious what the actual initials stand for in A-B-T.
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