DO NOT BUY OR ALLOW ANYONE ELSE TO BUY YOU THIS APPLIANCE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES... unless you want to die a very happy death from fried food overdose.
Last Christmas our very dear friends, the "Eds," bought me a brand new Waring Pro Professional Fryer. My first thought when I opened it was, "Aw, crud! There go any hopes of loosing weight after New Year's Day." I refused to even open the box and quickly tucked it away out of sight so as to not even be tempted to tempura. And I was good. I resisted for 5 long months. Until....
I totally blame this one on the baby. Baby HAD to have egg rolls, and lots of them. I tried to convince baby that some nicely steamed broccoli, or some fresh zucchini sticks would be better for it. Baby promptly kicked me in a rather sensitive area and I finally gave in to his demands. Oh, sweet, heavenly, crispy delicious egg rolls. Mmmmmmm. I figured this would finally give me a reason to pull out the Christmas machine.
The fryer worked like a dream come true. I hate frying foods because I always burn myself multiple times. And it is a pain having to stand over the hot pot, monitoring the food, getting oil splatters all over everything. But with the Waring Pro Fryer I was able to wrap and fry all the egg rolls by myself, in record time, without a single burn and almost zero oil splatters on anything. LOVE IT!
But here comes the very very bad part. Egg rolls and wontons were made and eaten. And then there is this big vat of oil sitting on my counter. I can either:
A) Filter the oil for storage and further use and then spend the rest of the day cleaning, drying, and storing the appliance for future heart attacks. Or,
B) Get as much use out if it as I can before going through with option A. Meaning Mr. Hotness goes to the store and buys lots of fryable things and we eat like there will be no tomorrow, no scales, no tight fitting pants, no acne, no regrets.
I'm just going to let you all guess what we ended up doing.
(And I will try to get a recipe for the egg rolls up by tomorrow in case you don't care about zucchini sticks either)