December 21st, 2008

stupid, silly

A tasty kind of pain

Today's dinner: General Tso's Chicken. Given that Amazon Fresh didn't have any peppers between jalepeno (too mild) and habernero (ow), and I opted for the latter, this could reasonably be renamed "General Tso's Chemical Warfare" or "General Tso's Public Admission of Culinary Masochism". One habernero was plenty.

It came out excellently, though, and took a lot less work than last time I made it. It's amazing how much having a deep fryer helps; the wok may be the traditional tool for the chicken-frying, but it just doesn't work as well. The curved shape means I need more oil to cook a smaller volume of food (to get enough depth), and then I have to wait hours between cooking steps for the oil to cool before removing it from the wok, since I only own one wok and even if I owned two couldn't comfortably fit them both on the stove at once.

This is the primary reason I bought the fryer, I admit.
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