(Closed) Anyone else HATE frying food?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just don’t like frying because it’s a mess!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I didn’t know what pork schnitzel is, so I googled it–not very appetizing to me.  I don’t like frying so I don’t do it very often–mostly pan frying (not sticking something in a vat of oil).  We usually just bake stuff.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@KaitlinHudson:  My fiance had his gall bladder removed so we have to stay away from oily foods anyways.  It’s better for us ๐Ÿ™‚  Where is pork schnitzel from–regionally?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

In addition to health reasons, I dislike frying because it leaves a mess (those frying covers DON’T work) and stink up the house for days. I very rarely do and when I absolutely have to, my fiance’ does the frying outside on the burner attached to our grill.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Being half German, I love me some pork schnitzel, but I think I’ve made it myself a grand total of twice in my life. My Omi (grandmother) and my mom (who learned to make it for my dad) used to make it a lot for me. As a general rule, we don’t fry ANYTHING other than bacon. When I do eat fried foods now it tends to react poorly with my stomach because we eat them so infrequently. If a recipe calls for frying something, I typically throw it in the oven instead and it turns out perfectly. 

I’m a bit paranoid about the overzealous popping of oil that happens sometimes too, although I wouldn’t say that was the key reason why I avoid frying food at home.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t mind frying stuff, but we eat pretty healthy these days, so I don’t do it often. Just a few tips though, when pan frying, start your temperature on a low setting and make sure to cover what you are frying with a lid or a screen made especially for frying pans. The screens will work for any size pan. When using a deep fryer, let the fryer heat to the correct temperature and put your item(s) in slowly and carefully. That way they won’t splatter. Make sure to empty your leftover grease/oil into a tin can before it cools. You can use a soup, vegtable, coffee, or any other similar can to empty the grease/oil in. It is not that bad, if you take precautions ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am marrying a farmer. We cook in lard… sigh.

The worst part is that the smell gets in the air and settles. Then, your shirt or hair will have that lingering oil smell.

It’s unpleasant, but to answer the exact question posted, I would say that you are being irrational, yes. I mean, it’s just cooking, so I’d tell Fiance to make it himself next time he wants it. It’s not like you HAVE to do it, but there really is no reason to literally not want to get near the pan.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think I’ve ever fried anything at home.  I think I maybe once made chicken cordon bleu, but it was just such a pain in the butt. 

We try to eat very healthy when we cook at home, so frying doesn’t usually fit the bill. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I pan fry things from time to time in smart balance oil…its a lot better for you but still yummy. I do hate the mess and the smell…but I have a weakness for fried foods!

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