Chip fryer oil ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I've had trouble with oil foaming in my chip fryer .. it went right over the top and down the worktop.. it wasn't too full nor the potatoes wet.

    This is usually down to being old or contaminated oil ..but it's wasn't that old.. and still looked clean.. so I changed it..

    Low and behold a couple of weeks later it is starting to foam again .. :Doh:

    I don't mind changing, but am I using the wrong oil.. I usually buy the cheapest vegetable oil..

    Is there a specific oil for deep frying .. a non foaming oil ?
     
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    It could be that the cheapest oil isn't of a brilliant quality and over time, along with the moisture from the items being cooked, the water builds up. We use whatever oil we have at the time, but I prefer sunflower to vegetable, so if there isn't much of a price difference I'll go for sunflower.

    I could also be the spuds that you're using to make chips, some have a much higher moisture content than others, also if you have had the oil slightly under the ideal temperature you'll find that some bits will drop off the spuds and contaminate the oil and make it more likely to bubble too. Even if oil looks clean, it is still a good idea to strain it to remove the bits sitting in the bottom of the pan as these, quite apart from burning eventually, can keep the temperature lower than it should be.

    Alternatively are you sure you're using cooking oil and not fairy liquid! :Rofl1:
     
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    We use one of these now...No oil at all and cooks most things in about 10 - 15 minutes.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-H...=UK_HGKitchen_SmallApp_RL&hash=item2c7e50c117
     
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    We use rapeseed or vegetable oil in the large fryer at home and lower the old basket slowly :RollEyes:
     
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    Thanks for replies and suggestions.. but none really explain why relatively new oil should foam when cooking..

    I do filter it.. although last time it was foaming before I needed to.. it is a modern semi commercial fryer.. made by Buffalo with a proper heat control.. so not cooking at wrong temperature.

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    I always use Maris Pipers bought from our local farm shop in a 25kg bag .. great all rounders, maybe they have more moisture this year due to weather ?

    and no.. I don't use Fairy.. that's the kitchen skivvy's dept. :Wink:
     
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  7. DeuceBG

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    We love it.
    It was a prezzie from our daughter at Christmas and it's been used at least once or twice a week since.
    It does oven chips really well and they come out nice and crisp.
    I think you'd need to spray "Proper" chips with olive oil first if you wanted the same finish though.
    We use it alot to crisp off baked potatoes after cooking them in the microwave.
    You can cook almost anything that can be deep fried or oven baked as far as I know.
    We've used it for scampi, fish fillets, croquet potatoes etc all with great results.
    It's easy to clean too if you do it after each use.
    Only downside is that it fills the room with the aroma of whatever's being cooked. :thumb:
     
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    Get down woman
    Its a Air Fryer not a Hair dryer:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Dead man walkin:RollEyes:
     
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    Last time my cooking oil foamed was because I'd accidentally used wood shampoo :Doh:
     
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    I have just glanced through some of Googles answers very informative:thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Indeed..

    ""a hundred things you never knew about cooking oil "" .. :Laughing:


    you don't get this quality of entertainment or education watching TV:BigGrin:
     
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    I've always used one of these..... no mess, no cooking smells in the kitchen..........a bit dearer admittedly...........

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    What the hell is WOOD shampoo?

    Do you wash tree branches with it?

    Intrigued, Dave:thumb:
     
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    i was going to ask but then had second thoughts......let someone else get the flack. :Rofl1:
     
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    Living in the sticks our nearest chippy is a 20 mile round trip.. and at £1.80 a pop.. makes for an expensive chip.

    Not complaining.. we also have no crime..:Smile:

    besides, you can't beat home made chips.. and not the frozen crap either.. proper ones made with spuds.
     
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    It's for cleaning your wooden furniture
     
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    Is probably a NARFUK thing:Rofl1:
     

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