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T-Fal EZ Clean Fryer Review and Chicken Tenders

hi and welcome to Uncle Scott’s kitchen
today I want to take an updated look at
this the t-fal easy clean semi-pro fryer
now a little over a year ago I did an
initial review of this unit and showed
how to cook some delicious home cut
french fries and after that review I got
several questions and comments that
people asked well can you cook other
things besides french fries of course
you can and today what we’re going to do
is kind of take an updated look at the
unit tell you how its performed over the
last year then I’m going to show you how
to cook some delicious chicken fingers
at home or if you’re from Alabama where
I grew up
fingers okay now if you didn’t see the
initial review there’s a link to it up
on the screen somewhere presumably but
what I really liked about the unit was
that it has an adjustable thermostat you
just set the temperature what I like
about that is it’s different than using
the Dutch oven in a candy thermometer to
fry on your stovetop when I do that I
feel like I’m fiddling with the dial all
the time and you know he put the food in
the hot oil and the temperature goes
down then it goes back up and it
overshoots and I’m kind of fiddling with
the dial the entire time you don’t have
to do that with this unit when you put
the food in you’ll notice that the
thermostat kicks back on to warm the oil
back up and then it turns it off when he
gets to the correct temperature you
don’t have to worry about overshooting
so I really like the thermostat the
other thing that I like a lot is the oil
filtration feature you can flip this
dial back and forth and the oil in the
hopper after you fried food will drain
through a filter filter out all those
particles and all that mess and allow
the oil to be captured down in this
hopper and be clean and the usable for
the next time you want to fry so I
really like the oil filtration feature
beyond that
I’ve had this unit for over a year and
we’ve used it fairly heavily we’ve had
no mechanical issues with it whatsoever
they’ve been using it for over a year so
I’m gonna say the TfL has very good
reliability okay the best piece of
advice I can give anyone for using a
fryer at home whether t-fal or any other
one is find some way to get the unit’s
underneath your vent to it the reason
for that is when you fried food there’s
all kinds of steam and grease it’s going
to be released into the air and it’s
going to get all over the walls it’s
going to get all over your cabinets it’s
going to get all over the ceiling and
then your wife is going to get all over
you if you don’t want that so what you
want to do is get it underneath your
vent hood so that all that steaming
grease goes straight up through the vent
and doesn’t get out into your kitchen
and into the room the way I do that is
either put it on my grill surface here
or if you have a flattop stove no big
deal put it right on that or if you have
a gas stove with grates like this what
you can do just get a cookie sheet get
it on that and then just put that
under stove and underneath the vent it
may save your marriage
[Music]
okay now anybody can buy a bag of frozen
food frozen chicken fingers frozen tater
tots what-have-you and put it in a fryer
that doesn’t take much skill
I don’t aspire to do that that’s not
very aspirational but what I do like to
do is say take something like a chicken
finger and see if I can make it better
for myself at home then I can get in a
restaurant or from the grocery store so
that’s what my wife and I have tried to
do we go to Sam’s or Costco get the big
bag of chicken boobs and if I’m very
nice to my wife she will pound them out
in no way is this a metaphor for
marriage slice them up and slice them
thin and what we do is soak em in
buttermilk for a while alternatively for
a standard weeknight meal or just to do
things the easy American Way you can
also just buy a pack of thumbless
skinless pre-cut chicken tenders at your
local supermarket now these cost about
six dollars and fifty cents for a little
over a pound of chicken and these were
definitely pricier than the value packs
and the warehouse stores but at the same
time they are significantly more
convenient a little bit less mess and as
a bonus I don’t have to suck up to my
wife quite as much to get her to pound
anything out and that’s a good thing now
we’ve got to get these marinated and
bred in so that we can fry them up and
here’s where we reach a fork in the road
when it comes to fried chicken recipes
some people use buttermilk some people
use regular milk some people use eggs or
a combination of any of those three we
tend to use buttermilk based recipes
mainly because we have a family member
with an egg allergy but the other
recipes are pretty tasty
as well there are many to choose from
but here is what we do and don’t worry
about writing any of this down we’ll
have this recipe and links to some other
good ones on the website so for a single
pack of pre-cut chicken tenders like
this one we take 2 cups of buttermilk
and 2 tablespoons of salt and 1
tablespoon of Tabasco sauce now you can
also use cayenne pepper or if you don’t
like things too spicy you can leave that
out all together so give that a good
stir then put in your chicken tenders
and make sure they all get coated really
well alternatively you could do this in
a ziplock bag then cover everything up
and put it in the fridge we like to let
ours rest for about 2 hours in the
fridge a good rule of thumb is to
prepare these at mid-afternoon if you’re
gonna make them for supper that night
that gives them about the right amount
of time to marinate if you’ve only got a
half hour well that’s better than
nothing ok after they’ve marinated we
got to get them out and get them breaded
and get it ready to fry and to do that
we’ll need to dredge them for this we
use 2 cups of flour 1 teaspoon of
cayenne 2 teaspoons of black pepper the
2 teaspoons of salt now here is where
you can start doing a little experiment
some people like that garlic powder
paprika and other spices sometimes we
add some panko breadcrumbs there are
plenty of opportunities here to really
personalize and customize your chicken
tender recipe for your own particular
taste so we mix all that up then we take
our chicken tenders out shake off the
excess buttermilk dredge them really
well in the flour mixture and put them
on a wire rack at this point they are
ready to fry
now when we’re cooking raw chicken like
this we take care to not crowd the
basket we just put in one layer of
chicken fingers at a time so we get our
fryer set up on the stove underneath the
vent hood I preheat the oil up to 375
the light goes off when the unit is up
to temperature and then we drop in our
basket of chicken tenders now the
thickness you choose for your chicken
tenders will kind of determine the
length of time you need to cook them we
cook ours for four minutes more or less
at 375 that gets them up to a very safe
temperature and gets the better all nice
and crispy but not burnt so the easiest
thing to do is try a test batch then use
a meat thermometer to make sure your
chicken has been cooked to the correct
temperature okay so how did we do look
at this mounds and mounds of delicious
homemade home cut chicken fingers
I think this fryer does an excellent job
for home cooks like me it lets people
like you and me cook restaurant quality
chicken fingers at home or even better
actually
and these chicken fingers are absolutely
better than what you get in the
restaurant they’re absolutely delicious
the chicken is tender
the batter’s slightly crunchy it’s got
good flavor and spice to it they’re
absolutely delicious now you notice that
some of the chicken fingers are darker
than the other ones that’s due to the
breadcrumbs
some of the batter had bread crumbs in
it and some didn’t the ones that are
darker are the ones that had the panko
breadcrumbs they’re a little bit crunch
here and a little bit darker than the
others but they’re both absolutely
delicious and we like to cook up a huge
batch of these things that frees the
leftovers that way when my little son
gets hungry for chicken fingers during
the week we’re not going out through the
drive-through to giving Nuggets we’ve
got delicious homemade fried chicken
fingers
now when I cook french fries or things
that don’t have a lot of innate flavor
on their own I find that the oil
filtration feature is very very helpful
because I can filter out that oil
there’s not a lot of particulates left
in there that oil can be used over and
over if I cook one or two baskets of
chicken fingers that have been in
buttermilk I find that the oil
filtration feature does a very good job
the buttermilk tends to leave some
solids in the oil but the filter gets
most of that out on a huge Friday like
today where we’re going through lots and
lots of chicken we’ll cook 10 11 12
baskets of chicken consecutively now
find that buttermilk and the breading
really leaves a lot of gunk in the oil
and when you fried that much chicken the
oil kind of takes on a fried chicken
flavor and after a big day like today
that’s a good time to go ahead and just
change out your oil okay for a brief
recap today we’ve taken a second look at
the TfL easy clean semi pro fryer
we initially reviewed it over a year ago
and I like the unit at that time after a
year of pretty heavy usage I still like
the unit I’ve had no mechanical issues
with it so I’m gonna say it’s very
reliable unit the things I like about it
the most or the adjustable thermostat
just put it on whatever temperature you
want don’t worry about it
and then the oil filtration is storage
system it’s really nice to be able to
filter the oil and store it in the unit
so that you can reuse it again and again
now today we made some delicious chicken
fingers I would say restaurant-quality
chicken fingers they turned out great
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T-fal Deep Fryer Buyers’ Guide

How to use the T-fal deep fryer?

Start by filling the bowl with oil, but be careful not to overfill past the maximum level. Put on the lid of the deep fryer and plug it into a wall outlet. The indicator light will turn on, and the fryer will start to warm up. Use the thermostat knob to set your desired temperature according to your recipe. Fill your basket with ingredients before you insert it into the fryer. Once the ready light has turned on, slowly lower your basket with food into the oil. When the cooking time is up, and you have reached the desired food texture, lift up the basket to let any excess oil drip back into the reservoir. Then your food is ready to be removed from the basket and served.

How to clean T-fal deep fryer?

Keep in mind that you should never immerse the base into water or wash it with running water. Do not place the lid, housing, or base unit in the dishwasher, as they should only be washed by hand. Never use any harsh, aggressive, or abrasive cleaning products. Before you clean it, unplug the fryer and let it cool completely, which should take around 2 hours. The bowl and the basket can be washed using the dishwasher and can also be immersed in hot water. Use a damp cloth to clean the lid, the housing, the base unit, and the heating element. Before you reassemble or reuse the fryer, make sure all the parts are thoroughly dry. When storing the fryer, keep the lid on for cleanliness.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.