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A comment on Thermapens

Frying some shrimp now, the oil is just getting hot.  Serving with rice cooked in broth derived from a BGE cooked chicken, so if it turns out worthy of sharing I will post the cook in the OT forum.

Anyway, it occurred to me to share that since I got a Thermapen and actually know the temperature of my oil all my fried foods are turning out much better.



XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

Comments

  • flemsterflemster Posts: 262
    When you say fry you mean deep fry or pan fry? Just curious.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Mostly useful for deep frying, like french fries or tonight's shrimp.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,803
    I agree on the oil thing. Fried up tater tots tonight. My wife tried to drop them in and I said "Wait a sec". I checked the temp and it was 240. Thanks, Thermapen!
  • Love my Thermapen!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,807
    100% fully agree. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,757
    Good advice Doc. A must if you are using the egg to heat oil. I even use the Thermapen to check my deep fryer, so far they always agree. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Yes, they are da bomb:

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    The Naked Whiz
  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 616

    Umm.. Naked wiz... Let's put aside the use of a charcoal cooker for a second.. (

    :-O. I'm instead going to point out the pine straw you are using as a base for your grill, which is directly next to your house... This apparent lack of judgement coming from the famed grand poohbah of charcoal? [-X [-X X_X X_X

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  • A) There was a hose just out of sight.  B) It wasn't my house.
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  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 577
    Raymont said:

    Umm.. Naked wiz... Let's put aside the use of a charcoal cooker for a second.. (

    :-O. I'm instead going to point out the pine straw you are using as a base for your grill, which is directly next to your house... This apparent lack of judgement coming from the famed grand poohbah of charcoal? [-X [-X X_X X_X

    Same thing I noticed first. Only you can prevent forest fires Whiz. image
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  • Correction:

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    The Naked Whiz
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,803
    Watch out Whiz!

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  • That's what was on the little red grill. 

    The Naked Whiz
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,803
    Calamari fin soup?
  • Sharktopus steaks.
    The Naked Whiz
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