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2012-08-11 09:52:05 AM  
You don't even need a fancy home fryolator either, just a cast iron pot/pan, a jug of cooking oil, and a good thermometer. You can even re-use the oil too. I replace mine with half fresh oil every time and freeze it between uses.

Home made fried chicken is the easiest thing in the world to cook, and is absolutely punch your granny good. However, I have to limit it to once a month, to avoid enfattenation. Also, anyone who claims that they have "a really great recipe for oven fries" is lying to themselves. Maybe you have a good recipe for oven fries, but I know what it will never be as good as.
 
2012-08-11 10:02:00 AM  
This list of gadgets that let you make fair food at home could be boiled down to one simple item: a deep fat fryer

...Cast iron skillet.
 
2012-08-11 10:09:52 AM  
Corndogs in a waffle iron? That's a fair I don't wanna go to.
 
2012-08-11 10:10:31 AM  
We have one of these "Cake Pop" makers.

www.zinzor.com

quick-dish.tablespoon.com

Pure win.
 
2012-08-11 10:39:15 AM  

Beerguy: We have one of these "Cake Pop" makers.

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Pure win.


cdn.smosh.com
 
2012-08-11 11:19:02 AM  
A blog that links to pages on blogs about products described on other blogs!

Having said that, I need a sushi bazooka.
 
2012-08-11 11:29:21 AM  
farking Awesome Oven Fries (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

(This will change your mind about oven fries, Dr. M.)

Preheat oven to 425f
Cut 2 big russets into spears (8-12 per potato)
Soak potato spears in HOT water, 10 min.
Oil cooking pan with 1 tbsp veg oil, salt lightly
Drain & dry potato spears, toss in bowl with 2 tbsp veg oil to coat
Lay out on oiled pan, cover tightly with foil
Bake for 8 min.
Remove foil, bake for additional 12-14 min.
Use spatula to turn spears, bake another 12-14 min until golden brown.

Transfer potato spears to paper towels, lightly season with salt & pepper

Do not skip any steps: the hot water soak, tossing with oil to coat, salting the oiled pan, the covered steam bake, etc.; it's all crucial and if you follow the steps you will end up with non-greasy, golden brown, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside honest-to-god straight-up JoJos that rival any fried potatoes you've had.
 
2012-08-11 11:36:15 AM  

Superjew: farking Awesome Oven Fries (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

(This will change your mind about oven fries, Dr. M.)

Preheat oven to 425f
Cut 2 big russets into spears (8-12 per potato)
Soak potato spears in HOT water, 10 min.
Oil cooking pan with 1 tbsp veg oil, salt lightly
Drain & dry potato spears, toss in bowl with 2 tbsp veg oil to coat
Lay out on oiled pan, cover tightly with foil
Bake for 8 min.
Remove foil, bake for additional 12-14 min.
Use spatula to turn spears, bake another 12-14 min until golden brown.

Transfer potato spears to paper towels, lightly season with salt & pepper

Do not skip any steps: the hot water soak, tossing with oil to coat, salting the oiled pan, the covered steam bake, etc.; it's all crucial and if you follow the steps you will end up with non-greasy, golden brown, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside honest-to-god straight-up JoJos that rival any fried potatoes you've had.


My wife makes them exactly that way and they are awesome. The only difference is she uses her own blend of seasonings.
 
2012-08-11 11:40:35 AM  

Superjew: farking Awesome Oven Fries (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

(This will change your mind about oven fries, Dr. M.)

Preheat oven to 425f
Cut 2 big russets into spears (8-12 per potato)
Soak potato spears in HOT water, 10 min.
Oil cooking pan with 1 tbsp veg oil, salt lightly
Drain & dry potato spears, toss in bowl with 2 tbsp veg oil to coat
Lay out on oiled pan, cover tightly with foil
Bake for 8 min.
Remove foil, bake for additional 12-14 min.
Use spatula to turn spears, bake another 12-14 min until golden brown.

Transfer potato spears to paper towels, lightly season with salt & pepper

Do not skip any steps: the hot water soak, tossing with oil to coat, salting the oiled pan, the covered steam bake, etc.; it's all crucial and if you follow the steps you will end up with non-greasy, golden brown, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside honest-to-god straight-up JoJos that rival any fried potatoes you've had.


Replace that vegetable oil with lamb drippings and add some sea salt, rosemary, and parsley and then you're talking.
 
2012-08-11 11:46:54 AM  

Superjew: farking Awesome Oven Fries (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

(This will change your mind about oven fries, Dr. M.)

Preheat oven to 425f
Cut 2 big russets into spears (8-12 per potato)
Soak potato spears in HOT water, 10 min.
Oil cooking pan with 1 tbsp veg oil, salt lightly
Drain & dry potato spears, toss in bowl with 2 tbsp veg oil to coat
Lay out on oiled pan, cover tightly with foil
Bake for 8 min.
Remove foil, bake for additional 12-14 min.
Use spatula to turn spears, bake another 12-14 min until golden brown.

Transfer potato spears to paper towels, lightly season with salt & pepper

Do not skip any steps: the hot water soak, tossing with oil to coat, salting the oiled pan, the covered steam bake, etc.; it's all crucial and if you follow the steps you will end up with non-greasy, golden brown, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside honest-to-god straight-up JoJos that rival any fried potatoes you've had.


Not trying to be a smartass but after oiling the pan, oiling the potato and the 45 minute prep/cook time I find it hard to believe they would be any healthier than deep fried steak fries cut from the same potato. Not to mention saving about 30 minutes of time.
 
2012-08-11 12:04:38 PM  
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2012-08-11 12:28:05 PM  

Fear the Clam: Replace that vegetable oil with lamb drippings


Because most people have lamb drippings just hanging around.
 
2012-08-11 12:56:02 PM  

Fizpez: Not trying to be a smartass but after oiling the pan, oiling the potato and the 45 minute prep/cook time I find it hard to believe they would be any healthier than deep fried steak fries cut from the same potato. Not to mention saving about 30 minutes of time.


It's more about not heating up 2 quarts of frying oil and all that goes with it. No claim was made about being healthier, although I'd bet you'd be ingesting a lot more than 2-3 tbsp of oil with the deep-fried potatoes...

Also, 475f, not 425f IMPORTANT!!! - sorry about that folks...
 
2012-08-11 03:55:45 PM  
I always hated the phrase "deep fat fryer" instead of "deep fryer". The fat part seems redundant, what the hell else are you going to fry in? Motor oil?
 
2012-08-11 04:47:07 PM  
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2012-08-11 05:18:06 PM  

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Yuck....I think ?
 
2012-08-11 05:32:44 PM  

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Yuck....I think ?


No, no, a thousand times no. Scotch eggs are God's way of telling you that you're very, very loved.

Amazingly yummy.
 
2012-08-11 11:16:34 PM  
A ticket to the fair is a pretty simply gadget
 
2012-08-11 11:43:30 PM  
I have to say that the sushi bazooka works very well. When ordering from the web site also order a couple of the ice glasses.

I picked up the 6 corn dog maker at Goodwill for a couple of bucks. It works as stated.
 
2012-08-11 11:57:48 PM  
If you want "healthier" fries, get an air fryer and toss the fries in duck fat before putting them in. I use maybe two tablespoons of duck fat per half lb of potatos.
 
2012-08-12 01:00:37 AM  

PainInTheASP: This list of gadgets that let you make fair food at home could be boiled down to one simple item: a deep fat fryer

...Cast iron skillet.


Well, you need a full-sized pot to really fry dough effectively, but yeah, basically still shiat you have in your kitchen already.
 
2012-08-13 11:46:21 AM  
Came for the CornBaller, leaving unburned.

/Never touch the cornballer
 
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