favorite deep fried foods?

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    Oct 29, 2015 8:50 PM GMT
    What's your favorite deep fried foods? Corn fritters, apple fritters, french fries, donuts, ...?

    I just bought a deep fryer, the Presto GranPappy. Not too big and convenient; no muss no fuss. Well, the oil is definitely a bit of a muss to manage; I empty it into jars which I keep in the fridge between uses.

    So far I've made

    Sweet potato french fries: meh.
    Carrot sticks french fries: cut each carrot into 4ths horizontally and vertically. Very good.
    Apple fritters: I need to retry this; the first batch I used whole wheat flour, which was a mistake. Deep fry batter is one of those places where you need to use all purpose flour; whole wheat flour makes the fritters very dense, heavy, and chewy.

    And the best: deep fried Twinkie. I made it with an all purpose flour batter which I also added a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamon to. The batter cooked up nice and light and was tasty. Over all, Very Good.
  • LJay

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    Oct 30, 2015 7:39 PM GMT
    Try squid.

    Delicious.
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    Oct 30, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    Thanks. I would except that I lost my taste for fish when I had some weird tasting rubbery fish balls in a Korean restaurant.
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    Oct 30, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    Yes, I want to weigh 400 lbs.
  • iron_man

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    Oct 31, 2015 12:23 AM GMT
    Deep fried oreos. It's like an orgasm in your mouth ;]
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    Oct 31, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    iron_man saidDeep fried oreos. It's like an orgasm in your mouth ;]

    I really should try that since the deep fried Twinkie was such a success. I could even add some cocoa powder to the batter to crank up the chocolate factor. I'm guessing that you freeze them first like you do with the Twinkie so that the filling doesn't ooze out while it's frying.

    Another one in that vein is deep fried Snickers bar. I even have some little 1 inch square ones ("fun" size) that I'll use. But they're not true Snickers, they have peanut butter instead of peanuts. Close enough.
  • Dazza73

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    Oct 31, 2015 10:28 AM GMT
    The Aussie dim sum , thinking I may deep fry a few now
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    Oct 31, 2015 1:30 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWhat's your favorite deep fried foods? Corn fritters, apple fritters, french fries, donuts, ...?

    I just bought a deep fryer, the Presto GranPappy. Not too big and convenient; no muss no fuss. Well, the oil is definitely a bit of a muss to manage; I empty it into jars which I keep in the fridge between uses.

    So far I've made

    Sweet potato french fries: meh.
    Carrot sticks french fries: cut each carrot into 4ths horizontally and vertically. Very good.
    Apple fritters: I need to retry this; the first batch I used whole wheat flour, which was a mistake. Deep fry batter is one of those places where you need to use all purpose flour; whole wheat flour makes the fritters very dense, heavy, and chewy.

    And the best: deep fried Twinkie. I made it with an all purpose flour batter which I also added a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamon to. The batter cooked up nice and light and was tasty. Over all, Very Good.

    You're able to reuse your oil? I tried that once and the oil started popping and splattering all over the place.
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    Oct 31, 2015 3:07 PM GMT
    iron_man saidDeep fried oreos. It's like an orgasm in your mouth ;]


    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^
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    Oct 31, 2015 3:53 PM GMT
    Perch, whitefish, or walleye!
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    Oct 31, 2015 3:58 PM GMT
    Corn dogs (or as they're called in Carolina brown hounds).
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    Oct 31, 2015 4:56 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidYes, I want to weigh 400 lbs.


    Fried foods not necessary. Eat cheese instead.
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    Oct 31, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    bon_pan saidYes, I want to weigh 400 lbs.


    Fried foods not necessary. Eat cheese instead.

    You ever had the Cheesecake Factory's fried macaroni and cheese? Jesus himself is back in the kitchen making that stuff.
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    Oct 31, 2015 6:12 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd said
    Erik101 said
    bon_pan saidYes, I want to weigh 400 lbs.


    Fried foods not necessary. Eat cheese instead.

    You ever had the Cheesecake Factory's fried macaroni and cheese? Jesus himself is back in the kitchen making that stuff.


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    Oct 31, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidYou're able to reuse your oil? I tried that once and the oil started popping and splattering all over the place.

    Yeah, do a google search. There are guidelines for when to toss it. I just tossed some after using it about 3 or 4 times; it was quite dark, but didn't smell bad.

    I would guess that yours spattered because there was something moist in it, but that doesn't sound right. Did you filter it before you stored it? Maybe there were bits of some crud that were spattering. I'm filtering mine through a plastic reusable coffee filter.
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    Oct 31, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    Corn dogs are definitely on my list. I even have some fancy "gourmet" hot dogs in the fridge. (Gourmet hot dogs for corn dogs; now there's an oxymoron.)
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    Oct 31, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidJesus himself is back in the kitchen making that stuff.

    Yeah, hastening your trip to the pearly gates.
  • mont_33r

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    Oct 31, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    Every so often, someone will give me a gift card to the Cheesecake Factory. To refuse it would seem rude. I always later give it away, and people are glad to take it.

    The few times I've been there (compliant introvert pulled by the will of a larger group), I've avoided the admittedly great-looking entrées and desserts and opted for the bowl of strawberries. I wish our bodies would give us credit for what it sees that we could've eaten and then chose not to. And still I admire people who have learned to let themselves have a treat once in a while: a lesson I'm still trying to master. Good times.
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    Oct 31, 2015 7:29 PM GMT
    Try making katsu. Basically, thinly pounded chicken breast, lighted breaded, and then deep fried. Make katsu sauce, or Japanese curry.

    If that's too much effort, then there's the good old buttermilk fried chicken.

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    Oct 31, 2015 7:37 PM GMT
    Well, if I must, gruyere cheese triangles sliced widthwise, baby portobello mushrooms and zucchini slices.....Mmmmmmmmm..
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    Oct 31, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidWell, if I must, gruyere cheese triangles sliced widthwise, baby portobello mushrooms and zucchini slices.....Mmmmmmmmm..

    Hopefully held together with a toothpick, dipped in a batter, then deep fried.     icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 31, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Nooooooo....egg wash and seasoned breadcrumbs...no toothpick.
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    Oct 31, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidNooooooo....egg wash and seasoned breadcrumbs...no toothpick.

    I would guess that that would not work, even if you dipped each separately in the egg wash and then pressed them together and coated them together with the bread crumbs. A batter would more likely hold them together if the pieces aren't too big; that's why you use a batter for apple fritters, etc.; it binds the pieces into a glob that stays together.

    One of my experiments is going to be making a batter with a 50/50 mixture of homemade cornmeal and oat flour. I'm curious to see if it holds together without the gluten from the wheat. The flavor should be great; I've used oat flour before and it has a wonderful flavor.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/03/diy-cornmeal-from-popcorn.html
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    Oct 31, 2015 8:35 PM GMT
    You got a batter fetish? No batter! Batter batter...oh, never mind....
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    Oct 31, 2015 11:16 PM GMT
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