Fry Guy

Stop back here later today to hear the thrilling tale of how our brave hero learns how to cook chiken wings with a deep fryer. Will he survive? Will his cholesterol levels? Will the dentist find any cavities? You’ll have to stop back here and see later today.


OK, I’m back. Didn’t have any cavities, and the weather on my hour drive to the dentist was agreeable. Can’t ask for more than that.

Anyhow, back to the frying. We got a deep fryer as a wedding present. This was nearly six years ago. This will amaze you, especially those of you in the South, we in all that time we have never attemped to use the fryer. I’m not really sure why. Part of it is we have no place to store it, so it went up to the attic. The attic is where neglected appliances go to die.

Anyhow, my wife bought some uncooked chicken wings yesterday, on a “we just got paid we can now replace the cobwebs in the refrigerator with real food” shopping trip. She even bought at the grocery store some breading for the wings made by the restaurant with the “owl theme”. Anyhow, she had them all breaded up when I got home. I picked up some hot wing sauce on my way and we were in business.

Well, we weren’t yet.  We couldn’t figure out at first how much oil to put in the fryer.  Then we turned on the lights in the kitchen and right there on the inside was a min and max line for the oil. Oops. We only spent a half hour on that.

Eventually we figured everything out and got the wings cooked and put on the sauce and all that. They turned out great. Too great actually. And too easy. This is not good. I think I’m gonna start frying everything now. Fried apples, fried strawberries, fried pizza.  I may not survive it, but it will be delicious.

In conclusion, don’t be afraid to use a new appliance and it’s never too late to try.  Now, where is that gravy boat somebody got us for our wedding…