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Old 12-18-2020, 08:00 PM   #1
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Reusing oil

when I fry shrimp in oil I sometimes reuse it. Anything wrong with that?

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Old 12-18-2020, 08:24 PM   #2
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Nope.
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:24 PM   #3
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Whenever I reuse oil, I strain it through a coffee filter and store it in the refrigerator. I've never had a problem.
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Old 12-18-2020, 11:16 PM   #4
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It smells .... but it’s not unsafe
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Old 12-18-2020, 11:41 PM   #5
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It would not be a problem if you use it exclusively for seafood. If you fry any kind of vegetable in it, the vegetable would smell and taste like fish!
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:59 AM   #6
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It would not be a problem if you use it exclusively for seafood. If you fry any kind of vegetable in it, the vegetable would smell and taste like fish!
Thanks for the advice
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I use a Fry Daddy and reuse the oil a few times.
I sometimes strain it. Not all the time.
Even with an air fryer, I find myself heating up the always available Fry Daddy.
We buy the big container of soy bean oil at Costco.
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Old 12-21-2020, 08:48 PM   #8
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I just finished a steak and used 3 drops of liquid smoke when frying it. It tasted good
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Old 12-21-2020, 09:45 PM   #9
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Hey George, welcome from SE Wisconsin neighbor.
I fried jalapeño poppers in oil. The next thing tasted HOT, beware.
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:49 AM   #10
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I use a Fry Daddy and reuse the oil a few times.
I sometimes strain it. Not all the time.
Even with an air fryer, I find myself heating up the always available Fry Daddy.
We buy the big container of soy bean oil at Costco.
Same here..I bought a plastic oil funnel with filter at the automotive department..when the oil has cooled down I filter it into a container and pop it into the freezer and wash out the fryer..works great
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:28 AM   #11
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Same here..I bought a plastic oil funnel with filter at the automotive department..when the oil has cooled down I filter it into a container and pop it into the freezer and wash out the fryer..works great
I don't remove the oil from the Fry Daddy unless I am changing it for new oil.
I only strain it when I am reusing some of it along with some new oil.
I never use the fridge or freezer for used oil.
I just put the plastic top on once its cold and its ready for the next time.
I know my way has flaws. But I am lazy.
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Fry Daddy rocks. I use mine pretty frequently, mostly for frying breaded fish and shrimp. I use canola oil.
Never tried soy bean oil. How is it ?
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I use corn oil for frying. It has a high smoke point, is relatively flavorless and is inexpensive.

I used to have an electric deep fryer but it as a pain in the butt to clean so now I fry in a 4qt or 7.25qt saucepan.

When the oil is cool, I strain it through a 100% cotton men's handkerchief into a plastic bottle. I don't refrigerate it. I add fresh oil as needed when reusing.
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