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Tried something new...Dutch Oven Fried Chicken

pwshinepwshine Posts: 46
edited April 23 in EggHead Forum
Just cause...why not. Complete success and opens up so many doors, possibilities 

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 2,224
    That looks great but I worry about a big pot of oil over an open flame.


    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Large BGE.

    "I'm a complete moron when it comes to Egg/Dome assembly!"
    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,151
    Looks great!
    Fried oysters and boiled shrimp this week.



    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • pwshinepwshine Posts: 46
    dmchicago said:
    That looks great but I worry about a big pot of oil over an open flame.


    Yeah, took that into consideration. Completely under control. Couldn’t have gone better.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,151
    dmchicago said:
    That looks great but I worry about a big pot of oil over an open flame.


    Closing the lower vent while cooking with the dome open keeps flames to a minimum.
    At least I could close the dome if fire got out of control. Seems safer outside than on my gas stovetop in my kitchen. You don’t need a big roaring fire to get a Dutch Oven up to frying temp. But bringing the temp up slowly so you don’t end up with a super hot Egg is smart. But you should never do something with fire you don’t feel safe about. And we should all have a fire extinguisher near by.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • pwshinepwshine Posts: 46
    Photo Egg said:
    Looks great!
    Fried oysters and boiled shrimp this week.




    Love it. Looks great! Fried oysters sound like a fun experiment 
  • Hmm since my eggs are both inside an enclosed screened in porch I will stick to using my convection burner for deep frying. That chicken did make my mouth water though.
    LBGE,Mini Max,Stoker Meadow Lake Sask.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,954
    edited April 23
    @pwshine that chicken looks great.  Are those just Drumsticks?  I have tons of frozen Drumsticks, but my wife does not like them on the Grill b/c the tendons gross her out.  Maybe she would like them fried?  
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,151
    NDG said:
    @pwshine that chicken looks great.  Are those just Drumsticks?  I have tons of frozen Drumsticks, but my wife does not like them on the Grill b/c the tendons gross her out.  Maybe she would like them fried?  
    Make her some lollipops.
    https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A0geJGqV6qFeeUoA2x5XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bmEzZ2J2BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjk5MTNfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=frenched+drum+stick+pops&fr2=piv-web&fr=yfp-t#id=6&vid=7cb294e7123ada66d34bba6c874bd6b0&action=view
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • pwshinepwshine Posts: 46
    NDG said:
    @pwshine that chicken looks great.  Are those just Drumsticks?  I have tons of frozen Drumsticks, but my wife does not like them on the Grill b/c the tendons gross her out.  Maybe she would like them fried?  
    @NDG yea they are/were drumsticks. Interested to toy with this going forward.
  • gmanrvagmanrva Posts: 127
    Nicely done.  It all looks fantastic. Love some fried seafood and chicken for sure.
    LGE Mechanicsville Va, XLGE Wake Va., LGE Duck NC.
    Formely Gman2 before password debacle 
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,174
    dmchicago said:
    That looks great but I worry about a big pot of oil over an open flame.


    I agree, that certainly could have ended badly, given the difficulty in precisely regulating the oil temp.
    Birmingham, AL
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 20,329
    edited April 24
    I like your moxy but holy crap you are dancing with the devil here. Food looks awesome but jesus this is a terrible idea. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,954
    An induction burner outside works for me
    Columbus, Ohio
  • I've done fried oysters and shoe string potato in 4 inches of Canola on my XL BGE. It all came out awesome, but I must admit I was a bit terrified. Boiling oil scares the crap out of me, anywhere, inside or outside. I hate to stink up the house frying inside which led me to the BGE. I will definately do it again but I need to read more on keeping it safe. If a spark were to float into the pot of oil... would it combust? open to any ideas for keeping this safer. I used place setter, but I'm not sure that's safer cause you need to get your fire raging to get it all hot enough. I'm thinking maybe a smaller off-set fire in corner of my XL with flame licking the bottom of the pot might be the way to go?
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,902
    I've done fried oysters and shoe string potato in 4 inches of Canola on my XL BGE. It all came out awesome, but I must admit I was a bit terrified. Boiling oil scares the crap out of me, anywhere, inside or outside. I hate to stink up the house frying inside which led me to the BGE. I will definately do it again but I need to read more on keeping it safe. If a spark were to float into the pot of oil... would it combust? open to any ideas for keeping this safer. I used place setter, but I'm not sure that's safer cause you need to get your fire raging to get it all hot enough. I'm thinking maybe a smaller off-set fire in corner of my XL with flame licking the bottom of the pot might be the way to go?

    dome open, bottom vent closed keeps the fire and sparks down. wok uses less oil and heats up faster for small things. what i dont remember was the temp, im thinking it was 600 dome before setting up for the cook but really dont remember

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  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 2,236
    Ya'll need some side burners. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,902
    SonVolt said:
    Ya'll need some side burners. 

    my turkey fryer burner freezes up the 20 pound pig of propane when its 10 below out ;) and i wanted orange chicken out there while fishing for perch for a fishfry =)
  • lentsboy007lentsboy007 Posts: 316
    What did u use for breading on the chicken  ?

    Southern Indiana 1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,397
    That looks awesome!  I mean, that chicken is perfect. 

    I have only deep fried things a couple times in my life.  It certainly does stink up the house and oil splatters tend to make a mess.  So I love the idea of doing this outside. Same reason I love doing smashburgers outside instead of on the stove.

    What kind of oil do you use?

    Any idea on the rough temperature on the oil when you start cooking?


    LBGE/Maryland
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