Deep Fryer recommendation

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Deep Fryer recommendation

Post by The Quadfather » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:42 pm

I have dabbled in deep frying over the years, and never really found the nitch. A few times I tried just using a couple inches of oil in a soup pot on the stove. Learned that this method does not allow the oil to bounce quickly up to temp. when you drop your food in. Plus, you don't really know the temp along the way.
Then I think I used some random fryer somewhere that doubled as a crock pot... never a good idea to buy a product that can't decide what it wants to be. These things usually suffer in both areas.

So tonight I fried up my recent sea bass catch from the Westport Jetty. I cannot say enough good things about this fryer, The Presto, Pro Fry. http://www.amazon.com/National-Presto-0 ... B005FYF7XQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you are looking for a quality fryer, this thing heats up a full pot of oil in 7-8 minutes to 375 deg. When you drop your product in, it is sizzle/sizzle, with a short drop in temp as expected. However, it bounces right back on target immediately. I breaded this fish up with some cheapo McCormick's breading mix, and then rolled it in Panko crumbs.
As good as any fish and chips I've had at a restaurant. Good times. Now it's on to calamari.
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Re: Deep Fryer recommendation

Post by swb69 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:36 am

That looks amazing! My wife uses an ancient fryer that was left in our house when we bought it. It works very well though, and the food is always better than anything that comes from a restaurant. I don't know about squid though, never even been tempted, just looks wrong, LOL.
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Re: Deep Fryer recommendation

Post by natetreat » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:59 am

A good deep fryer is awesome, and no fishermen should be without! Mine is a bit small, I have to do multiple batches. The trick is to keep the fries in the oven while you fry the rest so that it comes out hot and not soggy. And if you user peanut oil it makes them tastes even better.

We've been eating beer battered ling and panko crusted razors with lemon and chives every night for the past couple of days :) The best beer for it is Black Butte Porter, and you fry up some steak cut potatoes and you're eating like 'Merica!

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Re: Deep Fryer recommendation

Post by akshay31 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:37 am

Excellent thread..!!!

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Re: Deep Fryer recommendation

Post by jbuenavides » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:08 pm

I have always been a fan of using deep fryer ever since I find the meal healthier for I don't use too much oil for cooking. The only downside might be the fact that the cooking time is longer.

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Re: Deep Fryer recommendation

Post by hewesfisher » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:43 am

I bought an outdoor fryer so the splatter and odor stay there too. Caught a nice sale on the 2.5gal propane fryer (they make bigger ones too) here last spring. Awesome little unit, restaurant quality in the back yard. [thumbup]
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