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Old 02-03-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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Howdy,

I was eyeing the turkey deep-fryer and realized I'd never put a whole salmon in the hot oil. Has anyone ever tried this? I'm guessin' I'll need to rig a wire cage to lift it in and out. And maybe some salt and pepper...

lemme know what you think?

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Old 02-03-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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Never tried it, or heard of it... Could be very tasty though. Let us know how it turns out
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Old 02-03-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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Hmmm.... Just about anything that I enjoy baked, is much better deep fried!

Baked potato - french fries / potato chips
Baked turkey - deep fried turkey
Baked Halibut - Halibut fish & chips
Baked Alaskan - never mind

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Old 02-03-2004, 03:24 PM   #4
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Fry some up and let me know how it goes.
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:05 PM   #5
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I don`t know that you could fit a whole salmon in one of those turkey fryers, would be much better to just batter up a bunch of the meat and deep fry....YUM!

we deep fry salmon and steelhead and any other fish using a dry batter called "golden dipt" english style, just add water to a pancake batter consistency. we use a "fry daddy" deep fryer.
for a tarter sauce we use about a cup of miracle whip a tablespoon each of mustard,ketchup,sweet relish and a couple tablespoons of minced onion. have not heard a complaint yet, and had some kids turned onto eating fish when I told them the truth that they were eating fish and not chicken :grin:

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Old 02-03-2004, 04:50 PM   #6
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TF,

I'm glad you brought this up. Every time I cut up my salmon to smoke it, I've always wondered about taking a fillet, battering it up, and deep frying it to see how it would come out. I'd say with the right spices, it would be PRETTY DARN TASTY :grin: Hmmmmm...I just might have to try this now.

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Old 02-03-2004, 05:06 PM   #7
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Don't know about the whole salmon part,but I've had salmon fish and chips and it was killer! Small 2" x 2" chunks though... don't know if I'd have the Huevos to sacrafice a whole salmon, but what the heck maybe your on to something..."The Tinned Fish Deep Fat Salmon Cooker" now available at Cabela's :grin:
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:16 PM   #8
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Ive filleted and skinned salmon and steelhead for deep frying for many years. If you have a finiky eater in the household or guests that eat merely a "polite" portion of your fish offerings.....deep fry it and make a pig out of them. Works every time.
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:28 PM   #9
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After deep frying a turkey @ X-mas for my sister i used the same oil & fried up some Sturgeon nuggets, about 1" X 1" in size. Also did some good ole down home Hush Puppies........Any body know what a Hush Puppy is??? Ummmmmmmmmm GOOD STUFF MAN !!! jr
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:36 PM   #10
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I've never done a whole one but I've done pieces in tempura batter and it's great along side several shrimp and some assorted vegies done the same way. :grin:
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:40 PM   #11
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Sorry---the thought of wasting a WHOLE SALMON by deep frying it makes me want to blow chunks! That would be like adding a cube of butter to fry a pound of bacon!
Gotta take my blood pressure NOW! :shocked:
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:47 PM   #12
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At a local Japanese place they have a tempura platter that has some deep fried salmon...not bad, not bad at all. :tongue:

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Old 02-03-2004, 05:49 PM   #13
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Ummmmmmm butter and bacon !!! and beer.
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:37 PM   #14
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The secret to deep frying fish, or smoking it for that matter is to have it cut into uniform pieces. A whole fish would be difficult at best to smoke. We enjoy springer and chips often. We like to cut 3/4 x3/4 square boneless strips of the loin and use a very thin Pride of The West batter. I can eat alot of meat at this meal!
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:37 PM   #15
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while vacationing in mexico about 5 years ago...
we had a whole corvina (maybe 6 or 7 pounds) deep fried. it was one of the finest meals ever. they scaled the fish, made shallow diagonal slits about every 3 inches along the sides, salted it, and deep fried it in a wire cage. they cooked it till the skin was crispy. they flopped a pile of fresh tortillas and a bottle of sauce on the table, and we dug in. i do salmon and halibut chunks in my turkey fryer every summer camping, it's always a hit. i say what a great way to try cooking a whole silver. let us know.
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:59 PM   #16
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In Malaysia my Indian friends used to take whole fish (smaller than salmon though), stuff them with hot chilies and deep fry them. We would pass the time under the shade of a palm tree washing the fish down with toddy, a naturally fermented liquor from the coconut tree. Yummmm! What else was a guy to do while his wife was busy at work?
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:33 PM   #17
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I fry salmon all the time.

1 inch by 1 inch by four or five inch pieces
Soak in egg
Bread crumbs & garlic salt
deep fry about 2 min or until brown.
Now you did it I have to take some out of the freezer and cook some up now. It is very good with tartar sauce also.
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:35 PM   #18
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Also did some good ole down home Hush Puppies........Any body know what a Hush Puppy is??? Ummmmmmmmmm GOOD STUFF MAN !!! jr [/QB]
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">I visited my brother in Texas last summer and he turned me on to those hush puppies. Them there sure is a good fixin!
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:40 PM   #19
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Ahhh,.. Hefeweizen beer battered nuggets of ever-lovin' salmon bliss. Had the Hefe nuggets at Salty's and it was truly some of the best salmon I've ever had!

If you're not going to do that, the best and simplest recipe for that matter is this:

*Grill salmon on medium heat until somewhat flaky
*Melt and mix butter, brown sugar and real lemon
*Baste mixture over salmon and poke/flake meat

Voila! Salmon that even picky kids drool over...
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:44 PM   #20
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It's kinda of a high brow version of hush puppies, but O'Connors in Multnomah Village has awesome hush puppies with a jalapeno chutney that is VERY tasty!
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:55 PM   #21
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Guess im gonna have to try it
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Old 02-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #22
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Pride of the west is awsome for salmon nuggets
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Old 02-03-2004, 08:18 PM   #23
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Here is my recipe...

Debone the fish...

Step 1 - Dry "Pride of the West"
Step 2 - Throw into whipped eggs
Step 3 - Remove from Eggs and throw into Dry "Panko" Panko is a Japanese Breading
Step 4 - Throw into deep fryer...(I use Canola Oil)

Best fish & Chips you will ever eat...

Also good for Halibut, Sturgeon, Walleye, Bass, Pan Fish...Its all good in this...

Try it...You won't be disappointed...
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:25 AM   #24
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Originally posted by jr sherwood:
Any body know what a Hush Puppy is??? Ummmmmmmmmm GOOD STUFF MAN !!! jr
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">I have only had them out of a cheap box mix from the store. Anyone have any good recipes they'd like to share? I'd appreciate it.

I also had like some I think they were called corn fritters once at the Sizzler in Longview. Little balls or fried corn. Don't know how to make, but would love to learn as well.

thanks
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:08 AM   #25
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I've beer battered some salmon filets while cooking walleye and they are pretty tasty!!! Just make sure you have the correct temp. (325-350) for the oil or you'll be eating blackened salmon.


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Old 02-04-2004, 07:35 AM   #26
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My family loves deep fried salmon UM UM !!
Pride of the west beer batter, debone and cut fish into 2x2 pieces.As much as I like it ,I could never do this to a springer their just to good to eat. UMMM !!!
HUSH PUPPIES if your ever cook to many send me a message I would be more then happy to help you out. [img]graemlins/applause.gif[/img]
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:53 AM   #27
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Allright, I'll take up the challenege.

I've been searching for salmon sized metal baskets, but can't seem to find anything pre-made. I'll probably fashion something out of steel wire.

I figure I'll lash the fish head up into the top of the cage, and then curve the tail so it will fit in the oil.

The local sushi joint serves a deep-fried salmon skin roll. I'm going to find out how they prep the skin, because it's the best tasting part.

If this works, I'll sit up at Hammond and cook yer fish as you bring em in. &lt;grin&gt;

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Old 02-04-2004, 09:33 PM   #28
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I ran the deep fryer at the Cowtilla this last year. Man, was I busy. As said above, best to cut into smaller pieces, then one whole salmon. Actually, you can deskin, batter, and deepfry (comes out good that way) but what turned out really good is to simply season with your favorite season salt (think we used Lawry's), cut into smaller pieces (say 2"x3") and toss into the deep fryer skin on. Cook for a couple minutes (doesn't take long) and throw onto some paper towels. We (or shall I say I lol) deep fried turkey, clams, oysters, halibut, sturgeon, steelhead, salmon, fresh cut french fries, and a few other misc. things. They ALL tasted great. I was running two deep fryers at once. They were a hit. Didn't see anyone who turned their nose to them, in fact I couldn't keep up. Everyone was looking at the pot waiting for the next batch to come out. Great stuff.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:04 PM   #29
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From a cooking standpoint, a whole salmon wouldnt be the best thing to fry whole. Turkey's are basially a uniform round shape, while salmon (most fish in general actually) would cook real fast down near the tail and be hardly cooked near the head. Best to cut it up into uniform pieces like others have mentioned. They do fry fish whole for some asian dishes, but usually those are types of fish that are pretty uniform in thickness (panfish type and some bass kinds).
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:21 PM   #30
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using salmon for fish 'n chips is excellent if you looking for a change of pace
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:26 PM   #31
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Get yourself a big old wok and a small silver and it will work. You may have move the fish around to get the ends though. Then pour over some sweet and sour sauce or hot meat sauce and youve got an asian delight.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:51 PM   #32
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I don't know about a whole salmon, but cut up some fish, and deep fry with Pride of the West and gingerale (I don't drink and am not going to be caught buying beer [img]graemlins/berry.gif[/img] ).

KHH, Yumm, that sounds good too!!!

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Old 02-07-2004, 07:59 AM   #33
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don't let em scare you off. try it whole. they just have never tried it. you could use a barbeque basket just like you said. you won't be sorry and the other lttle chunk poster people won't know what they're missing. one thing in favor of whole: only one side of it is fried in oil, and the skin is awesome. remember to salt the skin.
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Old 02-07-2004, 08:20 AM   #34
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I've never tried it but I'm sure this would work. Get one of the adjustable fish baskets for grilling and just use that to dunk the fillets--assuming the basket would fit into your deep fryer.
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