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<p /> Hi all:[p]While we were away, i was able to catch some nice pickerel ( walleye ) right off the dock on the first night. Well,now we have to cook them up for dinner. The pan we used was deep & large with a long handle, so the egg seemed like the place to try to answer so past questions. Can you get the egg hot enough to fry fish in oil, butter or grease & still do this safely.
First off, i would not do this again, even thou it work out very well & the fish was great. If by some small chance the pan were to tip over ever so slightly, the grease would cause a flash fire that would flare up to fast to move out of the way. I am sure most of you knew this, but just in case someone was not sure, take my word for it. Don't try it. I wanted to give it a shot for two reasons, first , to cook the fish & second to save others from trying it & getting burnt.
We filled the egg up 3/4's to the fire ring with lump charcoal & started the fire with the lid fully open & the bottom vent wide open as well. The temp got well over 600F in a short time & the grease started to boil & smoke. I closed the bottom vent to just short of 1/2 way & the fire dropped down to about 500F ( these temps are only a guess, as no probe was used )& the oil settled down. The fish was placed in milk & salted batter & slowly placed in the oil for about 4 mins total.[p]Earl