Get over it
You may not wish to share, but as a Jersey native, since fled to Connecticut, I need to ask. Where was the Jersey shore house? And does your buddy Rick still own a bakery in Jersey City, and if so where?
This may seem like blasphemy- but air flyers are amazing. I’m not a gadget of the day person, but these things are excellent and multi purpose
I too want to know about how best to handle the used oil.
Tell us more how you handle the used oil. How do you clean and store it, and how and when do you dispose of it?
I wholeheartedly agree! Being a WI native transplanted to IA, I often long for a good WI fish fry. Last year, I decided to try it, and it was AMAZING!!!! Yes, there is some splatter, and the kitchen gets stinky, but frying ANYTHING in a good batter is so easy, and so delicious. All kinds of fish are just absolutely delicious, and the only leftover kind of fish my husband will eat. Don't know why it took me so long to try it, now I do it all the time. So yes: FEAR NOT THE FRYING!!!!
May I ask? - For what you described of the amount of food you fried, how deep was the oil in your @ 4 qt. pot?
Clean-up is definitely a deterrent; but DISPOSAL is an even bigger one in a NYC apartment.
Outstanding article! So authentic and a joy to read.
I confess to cheating - I use an electric frier, so no spatter, no mess and no smell either. Yes it does use up quite a lot of oil (I use high-oleic sunflower oil ad it takes 2 liters of it), but I can re-use it a couple of times if well strained (of course I would not fry doughnuts in the same oil as fish!) as it won't turn rancid anytime soon.
Having said that, well-fried food is a wonderful treat and I prefer to keep it that way - so I don't make it very often. It has to be something special, and I find it best, both for health and sheer pleasure, not to indulge in it too much :)
This might work for my hardly-eat grandkids...thanks...
I’m all in favor of allowing myself delicious foods and avoid austerity… but I feel my life (and health!)would take a down turn if frying at home was that easy 😂
For me, you identified the reasons I don't fry right in your post: Cleanup and spatter.