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Frying temp.

Can I maintain a 350° constant oil temp with an iron chicken frying skillet? On my large BGE?

I don't want to try it if its not possible.

Thanks.

JJS

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 1,999
    I have kept 350 while frying burgers but I've never attempted to fry an iron chicken. ;)

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,215
    It's possible but risky.  Easier to do on your range.  When the lid is open, oxygen stokes the fire - it's tough to control.  A boil-over can run-away.  There's not a flavor advantage since the smoke is hidden from the food by the oil.  Watch some videos on turkey frier disasters before you try it.
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  • That's all I needed to hear. Thank you guys.
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    @joejoeshooter, it can be done. I did some chicken fried steak without any problems at all. However, I only did this for the CI throw down and just to see that it could be done. Now that I've done it once I really don't feel the need to do it again.


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,146
    I did my frickin chicken but placed my ci platter under threat skillet. I could cook it inside but then the wife would know how many beers I consumed. "just a few honey"
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    The biggest problem with frying is maintaining temperature throughout the entire cooking process.  The ideal temperature for cooking chicken is 375 degrees, anything under that does not seal the chicken and the oil product enters the flesh.  Anything above 400 degrees ruins the oil, and cooks the chicken too fast so you can have blood near the bones or overcooked - dry- chicken to completely cook it throughout.  You get the oil at 375 degrees and drop a chicken breast in, and the temperture drops to about 360.  That temperature isn't perfect, but not ideal neither, because it is sucking up the oil.  If you dropped a second breast into the oil, the temperature might drop down to 340 degrees -- bad!!  You need a cooking machine that can QUICKLY recover and maintain 375 degrees.  So if you cook, very slow, your results will be much better when using an egg.  Of course another thing that enters into the picture is the amount of oil you are cooking in -- more oil will reduce the effects of dropping cold chicken into the oil. 
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