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Old 04-16-2006, 09:04 AM
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I know there is ALOT of fish cooking members on here. Does anyone have a better idea of straining the oil after a fry? I have only used the round kitchen strainer, and it seems to make more of a mess than anything else.
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:18 AM
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I think a strainer is what my wife uses.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:09 AM
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We cook alot of fish and we never strain our grease we let it cool then pour it up slowly leaving most of the drippings in the pan what does get in will settle to the bottom.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:53 AM
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A few layers of cheesecloth does a good job of removing the dredgings from the grease but if you will pat the fish down before seasoning & mealing them you won't have nearly the problem to deal with after the cooking is over........using cracker meal to meal the fish with helps too.....
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:20 PM
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I use a large plastic funnel with large filters that are made for straining the grease left over from frying turkeys that I purchased at Bass Pro. It works just as well on fish grease. Just make sure you allow the oil to cool before straining.
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:04 PM
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A few layers of cheesecloth does a good job of removing the dredgings from the grease.
Same here. Also use the largest funnel we have in the kitchen
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:45 AM
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i have always used paint strainers,walmart or hardware stores have em
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:27 PM
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For small amounts, I use a paint strainer supported by a large plastic funnel. These are the cheap, paper strainers found at paint stores. I throw them away after using.

For large amounts, I use a custom made stainless steel 100 mesh strainer.

I strain the cooking oil while it is still warm as it will flow thru the strainer faster.
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Thanks! I have a few more options to try, which sounds much better than the average 4 inch strainer.....MOTS
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:01 AM
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This is what I have. I set the container down in a 5 gal bucket and strain the grease in it.

http://www.acemart.com/merchant.mv?S..._Code=AAAGFC01

If straining into jugs, would probably make sense to put a funnel in the jug to keep from spilling.

This commercial filter will do more oil quicker and easier than other methods.
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:27 PM
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I fry my french fries last, that tends to bring all the junk to the top and you can dip it out. Then strain through any of the cloths mentioned.
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