Snacks That Taste Better Fried
It’s state fair season, so for the September issue of Food Network Magazine, chefs in Food Network Kitchens raided the fridge and pantry and deep-fried for days, looking for hits and misses for the story, “ Can You Fry It?”. There were a few explosions — marshmallows melted, gumdrops sank to the bottom of the fryer, and the iceberg lettuce came out looking like a sea creature.
Recipe tester Leah Brickley suggests trying the converted rice (her fave), but we say, why not try them all?
How to Fry:
Heat 3 inches vegetable or peanut oil in a large, deep pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F (or heat the oil in a deep-fryer). Make a batter (see the following slides). Working in batches, dip your ingredients in the batter, let the excess drip off and carefully lower into the hot oil; fry, turning as needed, until crisp and golden.