I use a strange unordinary technique in my kitchen.
Yes, time for true confessions.
I fry in my soup pot.
Not a life changing confession, I agree, but I am telling you this because you may want to change your frying habits, too.
It won’t kill you to try it. I can tell you that it won’t even hurt, I promise.
See, if you try it, you may find out that it works just as well with one added benefit, one HUGE added benefit: you won’t have to wipe up grease spatters the way you do with a shallow fry pan! I even recommend that you try it with hamburgers (although I must admit it to be a bit tricky to turn the patties). Does it work? Yes, yes it does. And I have been doing it so long that I question who ever said that frying needs to happen in shallow, grease splattering fry pans. Face it—they are designed to disseminate a fine mist of bacon, beef or pork grease that lurks in your fan filters, stove grates and on the — you know, the cabinet above your stove that you hate so much to wipe down and never do because the sticky residue never comes off with one wipe or even two and then you pull out the big gun, the degreaser spray and then you have tiny rolls of greasy dust bunnies that beg to be removed with a paper towel that also releases little fibers of….
Well, you know the rest. And if you don’t, then you probably have never cleaned that cabinet above your stove.
So now you know. Frying in a soup pot makes perfect sense. Right?