So we got a deep fryer for Christmas, and today we bought some food to cook in it. Oh boy, let me tell you it is awesome! Here are the results:
- Shoestring French fries (Giant Eagle brand) – Good.
- Onion Rings (Giant Eagle Brand) – Not Bad.
- Mozzarella sticks (Giant Eagle Brand) – Awesome!
- Strips of Chicken with hacked together breading – Good.
Initial test results confirm, fried food tastes better than other cooking methods. We used Canola oil but I don’t think it really matters, this is a really bad way to eat.
If you are wondering, the hacked together breading was based on a quick search Heather did on the Internet and we improvised where necessary. We took 1 egg and roughly 1/4 cup milk and whisked into a bowl. We took flower and pepper and mixed into a second bowl. We then took 1/2 stack of Ritz crackers, dash of onion powder, 2 dashes of garlic powder, and 4 dashes of season salt in a 3rd bowl for our breading. First we dipped the strips of chicken in the flower, then the egg mixture, and finished with a role in the breading before dropping into the fryer. The first batch we cooked for 6 minutes and was a little over done so we cooked the second batch at 5 1/2 minutes and again it was still a little over done. The next time we try this we will most likely try 5 minutes and look for a replacement for the Ritz crackers.
If you are into frying up some good food, try using Safflower Oil. Its some awesome stuff. You can get almost anywhere (I have found it at Kroger and Whole Foods). I use when making fish ‘n chips, beer battered onion rings and mot. sticks.
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