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Old 02-17-2015, 04:22 PM   #21
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I bet I'm the only regular member here who has never "deep fried" anything, and I've been cooking all my life. I wasn't raised with deep fried foods so I guess I've never seen the need. Once in a while I enjoy deep fried fish and chips (hold the chips), but I order it out. I just don't care for French Fries. Shallow frying (like for chicken) with some oil in a skillet is fine with me.


What foods do the rest of you regularly deep fry?
Fish - I've done cod, catfish, tilapia - they all work okay for fish 'n chips. When we lived in the islands, I did grouper, mutton snapper, hogfish.

Shrimp, breaded and fried (I grew up on that back in the 50's when it was as cheap as hamburger, before shrimp drew a premium price), and I've done tempura too.

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Old 02-17-2015, 07:57 PM   #22
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Have any of you ever played around with "off the wall" fried foods like these?

Lists Galore!: 25 awesome foods you never knew could be deep fried!
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:28 PM   #23
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For what it's worth, this is the model I have. I think it works great, especially if you fry often for just a few people. I just don't use it much anymore, but it was always nice to just be able to close up the lid when done and get a few fryings out of a single filling of oil. The temperature control is a nice feature, too.

De'Longhi Cool Touch Deep Fryer in White - BedBathandBeyond.com
That is really nice. I like the way the temp control works. And the price is right.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #24
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I bet I'm the only regular member here who has never "deep fried" anything, and I've been cooking all my life. I wasn't raised with deep fried foods so I guess I've never seen the need. Once in a while I enjoy deep fried fish and chips (hold the chips), but I order it out. I just don't care for French Fries. Shallow frying (like for chicken) with some oil in a skillet is fine with me.


What foods do the rest of you regularly deep fry?
Yea! Someone else that doesn't like FF. I get odd looks when I go out and have the choice of potato. You can bet it is never a French Fry. Yuck.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:31 AM   #25
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:44 AM   #26
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I have and used the electric deep frier, but any more I use my 10" cast iron, which works great for fish, wings, and anything else, i don't need deep oil.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:20 PM   #27
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I bet I'm the only regular member here who has never "deep fried" anything...
Do you have room at your table for another non-fryer? I rarely have anything fried. I don't even like the greasy feel in my mouth from things like poorly-made pizza or take-out egg fu yung. I'll blot those things before diving in.

That list you linked to was rather...interesting. Again with mega-grease! Deep fried pizza??? Why?
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:46 PM   #28
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Do you have room at your table for another non-fryer? I rarely have anything fried. I don't even like the greasy feel in my mouth from things like poorly-made pizza or take-out egg fu yung. I'll blot those things before diving in.

That list you linked to was rather...interesting. Again with mega-grease! Deep fried pizza??? Why?
Although I'm not rabidly anti-fried, I tend to agree that it is unnecessary to fry foods which are not traditionally made that way. That's just asking for trouble. It's easy enough to over do ones fried intake with traditionally fried foods that really are better that way (at least I think they are ).
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Although I'm not rabidly anti-fried, I tend to agree that it is unnecessary to fry foods which are not traditionally made that way. That's just asking for trouble. It's easy enough to over do ones fried intake with traditionally fried foods that really are better that way (at least I think they are ).
One of those odd items is really good. If you've never had fried ice cream from Carlos & Totos restaurant in Barstow California, then you are just plain missing out on one of the great things in life.

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Fish - I've done cod, catfish, tilapia - they all work okay for fish 'n chips. When we lived in the islands, I did grouper, mutton snapper, hogfish.

Shrimp, breaded and fried (I grew up on that back in the 50's when it was as cheap as hamburger, before shrimp drew a premium price), and I've done tempura too.

French fries

Wings
I haven't done it in a while but a favourite first course was wedges of camembert cheese double dipped, first in egg and then breadcrumbs and deep fried, Served with redcurrant (or cranberry) sauce or jelly.

I used to fry the camembert and cool it until I was ready to serve it and when I wanted it I just reheated it in the oven which also crisped it up nicely. Rather 1980s, da-a-r-ling, but I liked it. It's very unusual these days to serve a savoury after the dessert - the nearest you get is the ubiquitous cheese board - but if you wanted to revive the tradition you could serve the breaded camembert.
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