carrots are the secret to deep frying in olive oil

Old fashioned tip for deep frying

Around here we deep fry in our very own extra virgin olive oil, and we use the same simple technique our grandmother used to keep the oil clean, a neat trick that works like a charm: to keep the oil clean while you deep fry, add a couple 2 inch chunks of raw peeled carrot to the pan right when you add in whatever food you are frying.

The carrot pieces act like a magnet, attracting any crumbs or blackened bits to themselves and keeping the oil itself nice and clean.

Whether you are frying schnitzels, potato pancakes, or anything else, this works great.

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