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…


9 thoughts on “Fry Guy

  1. This is really funny! And probably the reason I have never invested in a fryer!

    Not that buying the hot wings already fried is any better for the heart, but I’m all about the denial. 🙂

  2. I always wanted a fryer, but I’d probably never use it if I had one. I’d be afraid. If I ever get one, can I come to you for advice on how to use it? By the way, all the ladies over at my blog were very impressed that you steered the slumpbuster story in a romantic direction. Way to go! It seems to have veered away slightly. Perhaps you could stop back by and get it back on track! 🙂

  3. This is hilarious because we just bought a fryer last week. What self-respecting South Louisiana girl doesn’t own a fryer? Me. For the simple reason that if I had one I’d use it, and that wouldn’t do anyone’s cholesterol levels any favors. But does that stop me from EATING fried food every single time we order out? Nope. So I figured I could at least control what kind of oil I fry in Plus, we wanted to make some authentic fish & chips for Ella. Yeah, good excuse, right?

    Glad to hear it was easy and turned out well. Breaking ours out this weekend for the 1st time, and I hope it goes just as well. Mmm, can’t wait to try wings. . .

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