As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, The Captain got me a deep fryer for my birfday. I have always wanted one but wouldn’t get it because fried food is not good for you, it makes you fat, I’d have to find someplace to store it, blah, blah, blah. I casually mentioned that I would like to have one, and the Captain showed up with this all proud of himself. He said he chose this one because it had a removable oil well and would be easier to clean. He’s usually the one who does the cleaning up after I cook so that was an important selling point for him. I cook/He cleans or He cooks/I clean. That’s our deal most of the time. He said this one was just a few dollars more than the other fryers that did not have removable wells. I’m not sure how much it was, but he said it was somewhere between $35-$39. My opinion: It looks good, it worked well, it was easy to clean, and I’m happy.
Meat & Onions for Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls
I used 1/2 pkg Steak ‘Ems and about 3/4 of a sliced onion. Then I seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then I cut a slice of Provolone cheese into thirds and rolled it with some meat & onion mixture into an egg roll wrapper as shown in the link above. I did use water to seal all the edges. I didn’t get a photo of that part. I was concentrating too hard on rolling them correctly and completely forgot.
Here they are right after we put them in the fryer.
It only took 3-4 minutes to brown them up.
They turned out great!
I made a sauce to dip them in. I put about 1/4 of a cup of soy sauce into a small bowl, added about 1/2 tsp sugar, a couple of drops of sesame oil and some black pepper, and stirred it all together well. These were really good and I’ll make them again.
Now I can’t wait to make some Chinese egg rolls with cabbage and meat and all that good stuff. Of course, some fried chicken will be made soon too. And hush puppies. And onion rings. And French fries. The Captain wants me to make donuts. Unless donut recipes have changed drastically in the last decade, they just are not as good as the ones you buy at a donut shop, IMHO. If anybody knows differently and has a recipe they’d like to share, I’ll take it. I’ll definitely have to limit the fried foods to once a month or so though.
Okay, that’s it for today.
Have a good one.