We found another new kitchen gadget lately that we just love. It’s perfect for just the two of us – a compact fryer by Cuisinart.
Not that we fry much, but it’s nice to have a way to fry easily when you want to. And boy does this make it easy!
It operates on very little oil, just over a quart. (We prefer lard.) There’s a little line in there that you can barely see that shows you the maximum fill line making it really easy to know how much to use.
Turn the little sucker on to your desired temp and wait for the light to turn green. (Between 350 and 375 is best for frying.)
The basket has a great little lip on it to hold it above the oil while you place your items inside.
Then simply place into the oil…
Close the lid…
And wait for the light to turn green to indicate it’s done! (Or peak inside and check the browning of your food and take it out when it looks done to your liking. We actually took our shrimp out after about 4 minutes while the light was still red.)
Talk about beautiful! As well as easy and not messy. (I really like the not messy part.)
I tried to be the voice of reason and suggest that we wrap the fryer and call it Christmas but I knew in the store that it wasn’t going to happen. We went straight home and made lunch right away. LOL We had to try it out and make sure it worked well! …Maybe we’ll fry something for Christmas. 🙂
Laughter is brightest where food is best.
~ Irish Proverb
- Can Fried Food Be Healthy? (marksdailyapple.com)
- Gluten-Free Southern Fried Chicken (thedomesticman.com)
- Rendering Lard & Restoring its Good Name (ibelieveicanfry.com)
- Bacon butter (AKA lard), the comeback kid (theconscientiousomnivore.wordpress.com)