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Old 04-28-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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What size/shape of cast iron for frying?

I finally got my huge range hood/fan so I can fry without stinking up the whole house. What type Lodge pan do I want? dutch oven? deep skillet? what size? Mainly to fry chicken.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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I believe you can buy a dutch oven with a deep fryer basket. Might be worth checking out but either pan would work fine.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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I have a very large, deep skillet I love for frying chicken, but you might want to purchase a dutch oven because it could also be used for other purposes.

You'll really like how cast iron works for frying chicken. That's the only way I'll do it anymore.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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Thanks! My only fear about the cast iron dutch oven is that it would weigh a ton! I'm sure the skillet will be heavy enough.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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It depends on what type of frying you want to do. For shallow frying you can use the fry pan. For deep frying you would need the Dutch oven.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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You can shallow fry in a dutch oven too. The advantage of the DO is that the higher sides reduces the amount of splatter on the stove.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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The disadvantage is the additional weight.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #8
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They used to call this a Chicken Fryer with just a regular lid when I bought mine.......Now it seems the lid is also a skillet.....

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Now that is what I call an all in one! I'll be looking for one next time I get by the local Lodge distributor.

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Old 04-28-2011, 02:45 PM   #10
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You can also buy the regular deep skillet....a separate lid is also available.
Or just about any 10 in lid will fit.

You can deep fry or pan fry...The deep sides help with splatter when pan frying...The helper handle on the newer ones would make lifting easier.

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