I was given a deep fryer for Christmas. It is the greatest item in the universe.

I broke it in over New Year’s weekend – made steak frites, beer battered onion rings, and heated up frozen mozzarella sticks. I did quite a lot of frying with 3.8 liters of oil, and very little of the oil actually ended up in the food after cooking. It was very easy to clean up too.

Other things to attempt frying:
– sweet potato fries
– fried chicken
– frozen balls of Nutella
– frozen fun size candy bars
– corn fritters
– any thing else I can get my hands on

This is entirely not in conflict with any health related goals I have for the new year, I swear!! I’ll only use my powers of frying for good, not evil. Frying gets a bad rap anyway – it’s all about the oil your cooking in and how long you leave the food in it, really.


    • mik3cap

      I actually have a secret plan to make my own tortillas… I’m pretty sure I can buy masa from the tortilla factory down the street from me! I just need to buy a good press.

  1. dariusk

    Tofu. Deep-fried tofu. Cut it into steak-fry-sized strips and deep fry the suckers just like that, no adornment. Serve with any dipping sauce you like. I like to do buffalo-style, as inspired by T-Sam’s.

  2. …very little of the oil actually ended up in the food after cooking

    How is that possible?

    And, what kind of oil did/do you use?

    • dariusk

      As long as things are well-battered, the batter acts as a shield keeping the oil out (basically).