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crn Mar 14, 2007 01:14 PM

Would they be considered fried if just dippped in hot oil & removed?

  1. LMAshton Dec 28, 2013 05:15 PM

    They really do taste best when deep fried. Anything else just doesn't work well and the taste and texture end up wrong.

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      Andreasdad Mar 15, 2007 08:12 AM

      Tried microwaving them...works fine, but they do not have quite the same character as when cooked in hot oil.

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        Andreasdad Mar 15, 2007 08:11 AM

        Dammit, Caryl, I hate it when you're right...

        1. Scrapironchef Mar 14, 2007 04:37 PM

          I toss them on top of the bbq, takes about ten seconds per side. A good alternative to chips and salsa.

          Microwave em on rainy days.

          1. carswell Mar 14, 2007 02:53 PM

            You can also toast them in a hot oven or under the broiler.

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              dimples Mar 14, 2007 04:26 PM

              Be very careful, though--they catch fire quickly!

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                Tripeler Dec 27, 2013 08:52 PM

                I usually toast them in a toaster oven with pretty good results.
                However, you need to use a lot of care so that you don't burn them.

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                aelph Mar 14, 2007 02:47 PM

                A friend just does hers in the microwave, but my favored method is (carefully)right over the gas.

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                  grindy1 Mar 14, 2007 02:45 PM

                  Just put them in a microwave and watch them "pop". Fun to watch and healthier than frying.

                  1. Aromatherapy Mar 14, 2007 02:41 PM

                    If frying is the problem, try toasting them. I just move them around over a gas burner.

                    1. pescatarian Mar 14, 2007 02:39 PM

                      Yes, but not properly fried. They will be soggy if they are not fried long enough.

                      1. juster Mar 14, 2007 02:38 PM

                        Well, yeah... I'd say so. They're absorbing some of that oil. I haven't tried it, but you might try microwaving them if you're avoiding frying. Sounds weird (and very likely might not work at all), but I have done it with krupuk (shrimp chips), and that works pretty well (and fast! do not leave the micro).

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                          monkeyinthemiddle Mar 14, 2007 02:48 PM

                          papadums and popcorn,
                          two things a microwave can manage well

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                            LMAshton Dec 28, 2013 05:14 PM

                            I've tried microwaved. They were just all wrong.

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