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#11671382 - 06/16/16 12:35 PM Fish fryer
MilesHunter Offline
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Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 823
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I've never deep fried fish before, only pan fried to baked them. What fish fryer do you guys use/recommend? And are there any accessories or things I need to know before I get started?
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#11671424 - 06/16/16 12:56 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
Mo Offline
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Cast iron Dutch oven , peanut oil , thermometer , Louisiana brand coating ( blue label )
365 degrees . Fry till golden brown.
Double burner cooker is nice, speeds things up quite a bit.

Also get a cast iron griddle and some blackening mix.

Mo
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#11671526 - 06/16/16 01:40 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: Mo]
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Registered: 01/05/09
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Loc: Centex
Originally Posted By: Mo
Cast iron Dutch oven , peanut oil , thermometer , Louisiana brand coating ( blue label )
365 degrees . Fry till golden brown.
Double burner cooker is nice, speeds things up quite a bit.

Also get a cast iron griddle and some blackening mix.

Mo


Yup
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#11671681 - 06/16/16 02:42 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
MilesHunter Offline
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Thanks fellas. Is it true that when the fish starts to float they're done?
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#11671719 - 06/16/16 03:04 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
Cast Offline
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Outside on a propane burner, it splatters.
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#11671925 - 06/16/16 04:29 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
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Loc: Beckville, TX
Yep, they'll float in about 3 minutes or so. If it's just me and the wife eating we'll fry them in a fry daddy indoors. It does a real good job. If it's a bunch of people, I'll break out the propane burners outside on the patio. Sounds like Mo and I went to the same chef school....that's exactly how I do it. food

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#11671980 - 06/16/16 04:55 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
Cast Offline
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Originally Posted By: MilesHunter
Thanks fellas. Is it true that when the fish starts to float they're done?


They will in peanut oil. Hush Puppies will flip over when they're almost done.
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#11672437 - 06/16/16 09:59 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
passinthru Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 289
Loc: Sanger
Do you guys use the dutch oven because it does a better job or because you can cook more fish at one time? I've been using the cheap aluminum setup from academy for years with good results but if I can improve my game I'm all in.

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#11672462 - 06/16/16 10:10 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
Jacky Wiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/14/03
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Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
RV Works makes a really nice fryer. I have had one for years and love it. I have the double basket fryer. Easy to use and has built in drain.
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#11672710 - 06/17/16 07:01 AM Re: Fish fryer [Re: passinthru]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3492
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: passinthru
Do you guys use the dutch oven because it does a better job or because you can cook more fish at one time? I've been using the cheap aluminum setup from academy for years with good results but if I can improve my game I'm all in.


Cast iron holds the heat better. Can fry multiple batches of fish, fries, hushpuppies without losing as much heat.

If the aluminum is working for you, no need to change. I don't think quality or taste is affected by using cast iron over aluminum.

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#11672790 - 06/17/16 08:06 AM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
Don G Offline
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Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 320
Loc: Comanche County, Texas
R&V Works fish fryer will pay for itself in savings on peanut oil. I fry lots of fish thru the year in my R&V 4 GALLON FRYER and use the same oil the entire year. I will filter it after 2 to 3 uses.
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#11673279 - 06/17/16 11:46 AM Re: Fish fryer [Re: Don G]
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Loc: Josephine, Texas
Plus 1.....

Originally Posted By: Don G
R&V Works fish fryer will pay for itself in savings on peanut oil. I fry lots of fish thru the year in my R&V 4 GALLON FRYER and use the same oil the entire year. I will filter it after 2 to 3 uses.
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#11673885 - 06/17/16 04:56 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
TurboDan Offline
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 137
Loc: Austin, TX
I use a Fry Daddy for me and the wife. Works great. Use peanut oil and filter when done.
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#11673905 - 06/17/16 05:02 PM Re: Fish fryer [Re: TurboDan]
Bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 18891
Loc: Sanger,Texas
I bought one of these and love it. Built in drain and v bottom. Fire goes into tube in middle of grease. Best cooker I ever had.

Bayou Classic fryer
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#11674617 - 06/18/16 07:35 AM Re: Fish fryer [Re: MilesHunter]
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 615
Loc: Lewisville Tx
fry daddy works great for me,just dont use the wire basket,batter will stick to it.i use McCormick's beer batter!


Edited by hawghoover (06/18/16 07:36 AM)

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