JP, sorry, there were none left, otherwise, you would have been in that line up too!!! I should cook them outside, absolutely no question, and you know, I think that next time I am going to. My house smelled like french fried potatoes for a couple of days, even with opening the windows and doors for a brief time. Even my Brother--in-Law one day when I went outside and he saw me, told me that I smelled like French fries, I laughed, because he didn't know that I had cooked them, but he certainly could smell it on my clothes, funny thing.
Dallas, no, I don't use peanut oil, I know that I should, I simply use a high quality canola oil, I don't buy the cheap brands. It is interesting. My Husband bought be this deep fryer, and spent a little bit more to get a little higher quality one, it has a filter on the lid. Even after cooking 20 pounds of potatoes, the oil in the fryer only had gone down about 1/4 inch. I am not exaggerating. I think it is the design or something, but these fried foods are bascially oil free. I drain them in the basket and then place them into a brown paper bag to shake off the excess oil. But...there isn't any. By the time I had finished cooking this bag of potatoes (and that is a lot of spuds), the brown bag was not even that oily, of course it had some oil residues, but basically none to speak of, for the amount of fries I made. I am impressed, needless to say.
Rick, curious, is yours a Saladmaster too? Did you get sucked into buying the cookware to get it? (Ooops, did I actually say that?). I saw this apparatus at a home show one time and wanted it, it looked so cool (and it really is). I told the demonstrator that I wanted one. She told me that I had to have a pot party and then if I had enough people that booked a party and if I bought some pots, it would be mine. So, to make a long story short, I did. I did get the Saladmaster cutter, and have never looked back. The pots were extraordinarily expensive, but I love the pots too, I don't think that I will ever have to buy another set of pots, and when I go, my girls will have to fight over who gets the pot set (hee, hee, I can just see them squabbling now).....no Mum said that I got them, no Mum said that I got them.....guess I better get that in the will eh? Hee, hee, one should never let their children squabble ;) :) :)
BenC, the gadget has three other "blades". One I use for slaws or hash browns, one that makes flat discs (like the fries, only no krinkle), and one that makes really fine shreds for super thin slaws. The most useful kitchen device that I own. It can grate 2 pounds of cheese in about 2 minutes. So handy when you have a big family of teenager boys that eat like they will never see tomorrow. Yes, Rick, where the heck do they put it all? I have never figured that one out yet, and we have fed alot of teenager boys throughout our lives as foster parents.....yeah!!! They probably all grew up to be big and strong men. I know the ones that keep in touch sure look good!!!!! Go and have a wonderful and beautiful day. Cindi
P.S. Go ahead and have those greasy, grimy day with yours kids, they'll love you to the end of time :roll: ;) :)