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Old 09-04-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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ISO uses/advice on a fryer

I made onion rings at a friend's place last weekend and really enjoyed both making and eating them.

Now I kind of want my own fryer. What else is there to do other than make onion rings? Do homemade french frys come out well? What about other food items?

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Old 09-04-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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Cut small pieces of fish and fry them. I've got a grouper recipe around here somewhere that has a distinctive Asian flair. Fried shrimp. Tempura which would be using a tempura batter and frying cauliflower, broccoli, onions wedges or rings, mushrooms, green beans, and even batter pieces of sushi rolls and frying them. There are Thai or Vietnamese spring rolls. Do you want more convincing?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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Crab rangoon, egg rolls, french fries, chicken wings, fish and chips, fried chicken, onion rings...

This Europro below is a good choice. It holds 5 quarts of oil and all the parts except the digital control unit are dishwasher safe. A large oil capacity is beneficial because it will hold the heat better when you add the food so the items will fry better.


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Old 09-05-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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I purchased a deep fryer several years ago and don't regret it one bit. Here's a link with a bunch of fryer recipes.

Deep Fried Recipes - Recipes for Deep Fryer
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
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i agree with andy m. i got that exact fryer from target for about $50. makes some mean chicken wings, freedom fries, onion rings...u name it!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:41 AM   #6
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Agree with Andy M and mugsy27.. I too got the same fryer and love it!!! Does wonderful deep fried chicken!!!! I love the temp control and timer.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:21 PM   #7
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Cool, thanks.

How well do homemade french frys and homemade donuts work?
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:23 PM   #8
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They both can be as good as, or better than, store/restaurant bought.

You need a good technique, a good recipe and practice.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:39 PM   #9
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That's good to know about the larger amounts of oil. I don't think I would put that much food in there, though, at least not frequently. Do you drop the oil level when only cooking a few small items, or does it need to be full to operate well? How much oil do you typically use?

Also, I've read that people sometimes leave the oil in the fryer between uses. Does that work fine with all brands and models?
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:33 AM   #10
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I bought one similar to the one above (on the net), love it. I use peanut oil and there is a min. and max oil line to use. I do leave my oil in while storing. We don't use it weekly but would not be without it.
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