I made doughnuts for the first time a few weeks ago, and I must admit, I've been craving them ever since.
Two things have been stopping me: (1) they're not that good for you, and (2) they're expensive because it takes a lot of oil to deep fry them.
I threw away my frying oil last time, but I've been wondering if it's okay to re-use. I did a bit of reading today, and it looks like the answer is yes. Yes, it's okay to re-use your frying oil.
Here are three helpful articles/conversations that I read:
Here's my plan for possibly re-using my oil next time I deep fry something:
- Keep using canola oil.
- Use a narrower pot and fry fewer pieces at a time so it uses less oil.
- Try to keep the oil from heating up over 375° (I actually had a hard time with that when I made my doughnuts earlier this month).
- Filter and store the oil (possibly in the fridge or freezer) after it cools off.
Hmm . . . I just realized that since my oven is broken, I need to make doughnuts today so we have something to go with our soup for dinner. I guess we'll all just have to suffer through them.
Do you re-use your oil? Do you have any tips? How do you store it?