Cuisinart PIZ-100C Operating instructions

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INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
Compact Deep Fryer
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
CDF-100C
IMPORTANT
Thank you for purchasing the Cuisinart CDF-100C Compact Deep
Fryer. To ensure that you get the most out of your purchase and enjoy
this product for years to come, please note the following:
• Do not leave the unit unattended while the power in on and/or if the
unit is in use.
• Operate the unit only with the recommended amount of oil, never
run "dry" (without oil).
• Some smoke may appear when operating the unit. This is normal
and will depend on the type of oil used (note that some cooking
oils, like vegetable, for example, may smoke more than others).
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
1. Read all Instructions.
2. Do not touch hot surface; use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against electric shock, do not immerse cord, plug or base unit in water or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or
near children.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow
appliance and the oil to cool completely before putting on or
taking off parts, and before cleaning or draining the appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or
after an appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any
manner.
7.The use of accessory attachments not recommended by
Cuisinart may cause injuries.
8.Do not use outdoors.
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9.Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch
hot surfaces.
10.Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a
heated oven.
11. Extreme caution must be used when moving fryer containing
hot oil.
12. Be sure handles are properly attached to basket and locked in
place. See detailed assembly instructions.
13.Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall
outlet. To disconnect, turn temperature knob to Min and then
remove plug from wall outlet.
14.Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
15. Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service
representative.
16. To secure handle and / or feet assemblies shall periodically check
for looseness and retighten screws or nuts.
CAUTION: Overtightening can result in stripping of screws or nuts
or cracking of handle or feet.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
SPECIAL CORD SET
INSTRUCTIONS
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming
entangled in or tripping over a long cord. A longer detachable power-
PARTS AND FEATURES
supply cord or extension cord is not recommended for use with the
Compact Deep Fryer.
1. Filter cover
NOTICE
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
CONTENTS
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Cord Set Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parts and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before the First Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Anti-odour charcoal filter (not shown)
3. Removable lid
4. Viewing window
5. Basket – chrome plated steel mesh (not shown)
6. Handle – detachable basket handle
7. Nonstick Diecast Bowl with pouring spout (not shown)
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8. Housing – brushed stainless steel
9. Cool touch side handles
10. Adjustable temperature control
11.Indicator lights – red indicator light signals that fryer is heating up;
green indicator light signals that fryer is ready to cook
12. Detachable power cord (not shown)
13. Nonskid feet
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INTRODUCTION
You are going to love this Deep Fryer. Prepare restaurant-quality deep
fried foods right at home – quickly, easily, and with no mess. Because
this deep fryer is compact, it really doesn't take up much room on
your counter. And it uses just 1.1 liter of oil to fry up to ¾-pound
(375 g) batches of a variety of different foods. Try out a dish you had in
your favourite restaurant, or pull out that recipe you've been saving.
Cuisinart makes it easy!
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Before the first use
Remove all packaging materials and any promotional labels or
stickers from your deep fryer. Be sure all parts (listed above, Parts
and Features) of your new appliance have been included before
discarding any packaging materials. You may want to keep the box
and packing materials for use at a later date.
1.Pour fresh oil into the bowl up to the oil fill level (1.1 Liter). The oil
fill level is indicated on the bowl.
2.See assembly instructions regarding power cord. Always attach
cord to fryer before plugging into standard electrical outlet.
3. Turn the temperature knob clockwise to the recommended
temperature setting.
Before using your Cuisinart™ Compact Deep Fryer for the first time,
remove any dust from shipping by wiping the base with a moist cloth.
Thoroughly clean the bowl, lid, and basket. The lid and basket are
dishwasher-safe. Never immerse the appliance in water; water must
not be allowed to penetrate the interior of the appliance. 4. After approximately 8-10 minutes, the ready light will turn on when
the desired frying temperature has been reached. If food was
previously frozen, remove as many of the ice crystals as possible.
Place food in the basket in a single layer with space between
them. Gently submerge basket in hot oil to begin frying.
Assembly Instructions
5. We recommend keeping the lid on during frying.
1. Place base on a clean, flat surface where you intend to cook.
2.To properly attach the handle to the
basket, squeeze together both ends
of the handle and insert both ends
into the bracket holes (Figure 1).
Keeping ends in bracket holes, gently
release grip. Firmly pull back handle
to snap into position (Figure 2).
3.Make sure unit is turned to Min at
thermostat dial.
7. As soon as oil has drained, remove the basket and place food on
a plate lined with paper towels.
WARNING
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Figure 2
4.Connect the magnetic power cord
to the unit. See Figure 3.
5. Add recommended amount of oil. Never operate
fryer without oil reaching the fill line.
Figure 3
6.Plug the cord into a standard electrical outlet.
Operating Instructions
Once the deep fryer is assembled properly and you are ready to
begin frying:
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6.Once the food is done, raise the basket and hook it onto the bowl
rim to drain oil.
Never turn on unit without oil in the bowl.
Never fill the fryer above the fill line – it may cause hot oil to
overflow while frying.
Do not use the Compact Deep Fryer when the oil is below
the fill line.
The Compact Deep Fryer should be connected to power
supply only after it has been filled with oil.
NEVER HEAT IT UP WHILE EMPTY! If this occurs, the
thermal-cutoff will automatically shut off power.
Dry all ingredients well before adding to the hot oil. Do not
overcrowd foods in the deep fryer when frying.
REMOVING LID
Cleaning and Care
When removing the oil and when cleaning, it is advisable to remove
the lid. This can be done easily by opening the lid 45 degrees and then
carefully pulling the lid forward. To replace the lid it should be pressed
back in the hinge opening at the same 45-degree angle.
Caution: Before cleaning appliance, make sure it has cooled
down. Oil stays hot for over an hour after cooking and well after
the housing has cooled.
The basket, basket handle, and lid without filter are all top rack
dishwasher-safe.
1.Make sure the oil is cool enough (about 2 hours after use) and
the deep fryer is unplugged before cleaning.
2.Either discard used oil or filter it for future use. Bowl is designed
with a pouring spout, so oil can be poured without spills and drips.
Pour oil into a sealable container to discard or save for future use.
Please refer to the tips and hints section in the recipe booklet for
instructions on how to properly filter and re-use oil.
3.To fully clean interior – When fryer bowl is empty of oil, fill the unit
with water, leaving 1½" (3.75 cm) at the top. Add ¼ cup (50 ml)
baking soda and turn unit on. Let boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Shut the
unit off and leave the hot water/baking soda mixture to soak. When
the solution cools to warm, scrub the inside with a soft but firm
bristle brush. Empty the water and baking soda solution by the
fryer bowl's pour spout. Rinse carefully by adding about 2 cups
(500 ml) of water, then empty again and dry.
To clean using soap – When fryer bowl is empty of oil, add about
2 cups (500 ml) of warm soapy water and let stand for a few
minutes or wipe with a sponge. Rinse carefully with about 2 cups
(500 ml) of clean water, then empty and dry.
NOTE: WATER MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO PENETRATE THE
INTERIOR OF THE APPLIANCE.
NOTE: DO NOT IMMERSE FRYER, CORD OR MAGNETIC PLUG
IN WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.
4.To clean exterior, wipe with a soft dry cloth. Never use an abrasive
cleaner or harsh pad.
5.The basket, basket handle, and lid without filter can be washed in
sink or dishwasher.
6. All components of the fryer should be thoroughly cleaned and
dried before being stored.
removable charcoal filter
The Compact Deep Fryer includes an
anti-odour charcoal filter that helps trap
odours and steam during frying.
Filter should be removed before lid is
immersed in water for cleaning. It will be
difficult for the filter to dry while placed
in the lid.
Figure A
Filter life depends on the type of food most
often fried, as some foods carry stronger
odours, which the filter helps trap. With time
Figure B
the charcoal filters lose their effectiveness.
A change in color or fading indicates that
the filter needs to be changed; this generally occurs between 25 and
30 uses.
To remove the filter, press the single tab on the back of the filter cover
toward you, and lift the cover out of the slots in front of the lid
(Figure A).
To replace the filter cover, insert the two tabs on the front of the filter
cover into the slots in the lid (Figure B).
NOTE: We recommend washing the filter every 2 to 3 uses. The filter
can be washed in warm soapy water and rinsed.
Please ensure that the filter is completely dry before replacing.
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WARRANTY
Limited Three-Year Warranty
We warrant that this Cuisinart product will be free of defects in material or
workmanship under normal home use for 3-years from the date of original
purchase.
This warranty covers manufacturer’s defects including mechanical and
electrical defects. It does not cover damage from consumer abuse,
unauthorized repairs or modifications, theft, misuse, or damage due to
transportation or environmental conditions. Products with removed or altered
identification numbers will not be covered.
This warranty is not available to retailers or other commercial purchasers or
owners.
• Product date code*/copy of original proof of purchase
• Any other information pertinent to the product’s return
* Product date code can be found on the underside of the base of the
product. The product date code is a 4 or 5 digit number. Example, 90630
would designate year, month & day (2009, June 30th).
Note: We recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery service for
added protection. Cuisinart will not be held responsible for in-transit damage
or for packages that are not delivered to us.
To order replacement parts or accessories, call our Customer Service Centre
at 1-800-472-7606.
For more information, please visit our website at www.cuisinart.ca
Recipe Bookle∑
Basic to Gourmet DEEP FRYER RECIPES
If your Cuisinart product should prove to be defective within the warranty
period, we will repair it or replace it if necessary.
For warranty purposes, please register your product online at
www.cuisinart.ca to facilitate verification of the date of original purchase or
keep your original receipt for the duration of the limited warranty.
If the appliance should become defective within the warranty period, do not
return the appliance to the store. Please contact our Customer Service
Centre:
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-472-7606
Address: Cuisinart Canada
100 Conair Parkway
Woodbridge, Ont. L4H 0L2
Email: consumer_Canada@conair.com
Model: CDF-100C
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return, please enclose:
• $10.00 for shipping and handling of the product (cheque or money order)
• Return address and phone number
• Description of the product defect
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Instruction
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CONTENTS
Tips and Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Fun and Different Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Recipes
Beer Batter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Tempura Batter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Crumb Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Deep Fried Chicken Wings for One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
sauce suggestions for deep fried chicken wings
Buffalo Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Asian Mahogany Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sweet & Spicy Glaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Honey Mustard Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fried Vegetable Wontons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Soy Dipping Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Vegetable Tempura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cajun Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Creole Mustard Mayonnaise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Fried Calamari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Crab Cake Fritters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Perfect French Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Potato Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Corn, Scallion, and Sweet Red Pepper Fritters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hush Puppies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Deep Fried Sage and Prosciutto Ricotta Balls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Goat Cheese Ravioli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Shrimp and Leek Ravioli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Falafel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Sesame Chicken Fingers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Sopaipillas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Apple Fritters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Chocolate Banana Purses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
TIPS AND HINTS
• When frying food that is not coated in batter, make sure it is patted
dry with paper towels, as excess moisture causes the oil
temperature to drop. The smallest amount of water will also
cause hot oil to spatter.
• It is important to use clean oil when frying. We recommend
changing oil after every time you fry. It is possible to fry in the
same oil more than once, especially if you are frying mild,
non-odourous foods such as vegetables. After you fry something
with a distinct odour, such as fish, any foods you fry afterward will
take on a similar flavor. For this reason when you prepare a dish
like fish and chips you would want to fry the chips first. Any time
the oil looks very dark after frying multiple times it is time to
change it. Also, the smoking point (temperature when oil will burn)
of the oil lowers with each use.
• To filter oil for further use, wait until the oil is COMPLETELY cool,
about 2 hours after frying. Pour the oil from the designated pouring
spout into a container with a funnel lined with cheesecloth or a
coffee filter to catch any debris. If reusing, store in a closed
container in a dark and cool area.
• Recommended oils for frying are all vegetable oils, canola oil,
peanut oil, or grapeseed oil. Specialty nut oils (walnut, almond,
hazelnut, etc.) have a lower smoking point (temperature when oil
will burn) so they are not recommended or suggested for deepfrying. We do not suggest frying with nut oils other than peanut oil.
• Olive oil is a healthy oil with great flavor, but extra virgin olive oil has
a low smoking point and should not be used to deep fry at high
temperatures unless it is blended with vegetable oil. Pure olive oil
may be used as it imparts a good flavour, but do not fry above the
temperature of 360°F (185°C). The ratio to fry with extra virgin olive
oil is to blend ¼ part extra virgin to ¾ parts vegetable oil. It is
never recommended to deep-fry with specialty nut oils such as
walnut, sesame, or hazelnut.
• Oil temperature is crucial for deep frying. To avoid greasy,
oil-saturated foods, the oil temperature must be between the
temperatures 350°F and 375°F (180°C and 190°C). The exception
is frying potatoes, as you “blanch” them in oil first to cook the
interior at a lower temperature, and then fry again at a higher
temperature to achieve the crispy exterior.
• When adding foods to the deep fryer it is important not to add too
much at once. Too much food will cause the temperature of the oil
to drop, resulting in greasy rather than crispy food. Overcrowding
the fryer basket will also result in uneven cooking.
• The recipes will specify whether to place the food to be fried in
the basket in either the up or down position. When adding food
to the deep fryer in the down position, be very careful not to drop
anything into the hot oil, causing it to splash upward. Instead,
gently ease ingredients into the oil right at the oil’s surface with a
pair of tongs or a perforated skimmer.
• It is best to season fried food with salt and pepper once it has
drained on paper towels after frying and while it is still hot.
Deep-fried foods are best when served immediately after cooking
and draining. If you are frying large amounts of food, keep your
oven preheated to 200°F (95°C). This way you can keep fried food
on a wire rack set on a jelly-roll pan in the oven once it has been
fried, to keep it warm for serving.
• When frying for an extended amount of time, be sure oil returns to
required temperature before frying each batch. It is also important
to keep the oil at the recommended level for each recipe, adding
more oil as needed – remember, when foods are fried at the proper
temperature, minimal oil is absorbed.
• The best way to clean unit is to add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of baking
soda and water to the fill line and boil for 5 minutes. We
recommend cleaning with baking soda after each use (each time
you change oil). See "Cleaning and Care" section, page 5 in
instruction booklet.
Fun and different ideas to try
in the deep fryer
Fried cheeses are great on top of a salad or as a new addition to a
cheese plate.
Try deep frying cheese – take Camembert, Brie or chèvre, slice into
wedges or individual portions, dip in beaten egg whites and then roll
in panko breadcrumbs seasoned with ½ teaspoon (2 ml) of salt and ½
teaspoon (2 ml) of pepper and a teaspoon of herbs de Provence.
Place cheese in freezer for at least ½ hour to firm and set the coating.
Fry at 375°F (190°C) for 1 to 2 minutes until golden. Drain on paper
towels and serve immediately.
Thinly julienne leeks and fry at 375°F (190°C). Remove when golden,
after 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on layered paper towels and season with
salt. Serve alongside or on top of meats, fish, salads, or even mashed
potatoes for a delicate crunch.
For crispy noodles, cut egg roll wrappers into strips and deep fry at
375°F (190°C) until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on
layered paper towels and season with salt.
• Always remove small food particles from the oil with a large, round
slotted spoon or spider.
For tortilla chips, cut corn tortillas into quarters and deep fry at 375°F (190°C) until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on layered
paper towels and season with salt.
• Always have your ingredients ready to go as soon as your oil is at
the correct temperature.
For croutons, cut day-old bread into cubes. Fry at 375°F (190°C) until
golden brown, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
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The following versatile batters can be used for chicken, fish, seafood,
and vegetables.
RECIPES
Crumb Coatings
An alternative to batter is simply to coat the items you are frying with
a crumb mixture.
Some examples of crumb mixtures are:
• Seasoned breadcrumbs
Beer Batter
Makes 1½ cups (375 ml)
1
½
1
cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
teaspoon (2 ml) kosher salt
cup (250 ml) beer
Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the beer and stir with a
whisk to incorporate. Let batter rest, covered with plastic, for at least
½ hour and up to 2 hours in the refrigerator before using.
Tempura Batter
Makes about 1½ cups (375 ml)
1
1
¾
¼
egg yolk
cup (250 ml) ice water
cup (175 ml) cake flour
cup (50 ml) cornstarch
In a mixing bowl, stir together the egg yolk and ice water until well
combined. Stir in both cake flour and cornstarch; the batter will be
lumpy.
Let batter rest, covered, for about 1 hour in the refrigerator before
using.
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• Panko breadcrumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs that are coarser than regular breadcrumbs – they impart a crunchy texture)
• Graham cracker crumbs
• Cornflake crumbs
A standard way to coat items to be fried is to first dredge them in
flour, shaking off any excess, then dredge in beaten egg, shaking off
excess, and finally, dredge in the crumb mixture of your choice, also
shaking off the excess. It is sometimes recommended to refrigerate
the breaded items for at least ½ hour before frying (this helps the
crumbs stick to the item being fried). Follow the directions for frying
given in the recipe.
Deep Fried Chicken Wings for One
Makes 10 to 12 pieces, depending on size of wings
¼
¼
1
6
1
cup (50 ml) packed brown sugar
cup (50 ml) kosher salt
cup (250 ml) boiling water
cups (1.5 L) ice cubes
pound (500 g) chicken wings (about 5 or 6) *
Place sugar, salt and boiling water in a large bowl; stir until sugar
and salt are completely dissolved. Add ice cubes and allow the
mixture to cool completely. Cut off wing tips (reserve for another use
such as stock, or discard), and halve the chicken wings at the joint.
Place in the cooled brine and add cold water to cover. Cover and
refrigerate at least one hour or overnight. This is “brining” the meat,
which produces a moist, juicy wing. If you are in a rush, this step can
be omitted.
Sauce Suggestions for Deep Fried
Chicken Wings
Buffalo Sauce
Makes about 1 cup (250 ml) – enough for 3 pounds (1.5 kg) Deep Fried
Wings
¹⁄³
½
1
cup (75 ml) unsalted butter, melted
cup (125 ml) Louisiana hot sauce
(such as Frank’s Louisiana Red Hot!™)
tablespoon (15 ml) cider vinegar
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir with a whisk until
completely blended and homogenous. Add hot wings and toss to
coat. Pour remaining sauce over wings to serve.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer to the maximum line with vegetable oil. Asian Mahogany Sauce
Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). While the oil is heating, drain the chicken
wings and dry them well (the oil will splatter if the wings are at all
Makes about 1¼ cup (300 ml)
wet). Prepare your favorite sauce. Working in batches of about 5 to 6
wing halves at a time, fry in hot oil until deep golden brown and
½
cup (125 ml) soy sauce
crispy and no signs of pink show when pierced at the bone, about 9
2
tablespoons (30 ml) sherry
to 12 minutes (depending on size of wings). Lift basket and let oil
¹⁄³
cup (75 ml) hoisin sauce
drain out. With a pair of tongs, place wings on layered paper towels
¼
cup (50 ml) plum sauce
to drain. Repeat with remaining wings until all wings have been
3
tablespoons (45 ml) rice vinegar
cooked. When all wings are cooked, add to the bowl of sauce and
toss to coat completely. Transfer to a dish and pour any remaining
1
tablespoon (15 ml) honey
sauce over wings or place in a small bowl for dipping. 1
clove garlic, minced
½
tablespoon (7 ml) fresh ginger, minced
*This recipe can easily be doubled. When ready to fry, preheat oven
Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil
to 200°F (95°C). Place a wire cooling rack on a jelly-roll pan. Once
and then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Add hot wings and
the first batch of wings is cooked, transfer them to the wire rack on
toss to coat. Pour remaining sauce over wings to serve.
the jelly-roll pan and keep warm in the preheated 200°F (95°C) oven.
Repeat as necessary. Once all wings are cooked, toss in the premade sauce.
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Sweet & Spicy Glaze
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Makes 1¼ cups (300 ml)
¹⁄³
¹⁄³
¹⁄³
2
2
1-2
cup (75 ml) apricot preserves
cup (75 ml) orange marmalade (orange rinds finely
chopped)
cup (75 ml) ketchup
tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
tablespoons (30 ml) Worcestershire sauce
teaspoons (5-10 ml) Tabasco® or other hot sauce, to taste
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir with a whisk until
completely blended and homogenous. Add hot wings and toss to
coat. Pour remaining sauce over wings to serve.
Honey Mustard Sauce
Makes 1 cup (250 ml)
½
½
½
cup (125 ml) honey
cup (125 ml) Dijon-style mustard
teaspoon (2 ml) Tabasco® or other hot sauce
(can be omitted if preparing for children)
Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir with a whisk until
completely blended and homogenous. Add hot wings and toss to
coat. Pour remaining sauce over wings to serve.
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Serve with Buffalo Wings and celery sticks Makes about 2 cups (500 ml) dressing.
1
½
1
½
¹⁄³
¾
½
¼
3
clove garlic, peeled and chopped
ounce (15 g) shallot, peeled and chopped
cup (250 ml) nonfat yogurt
cup (125 ml) lowfat buttermilk
cup (75 ml) lowfat mayonnaise
teaspoon (3.75 ml) dry mustard
teaspoon (2 ml) Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon (1 ml) white pepper
ounces (85 g) crumbled blue cheese
dash Tabasco® or other hot sauce, to taste
Place the garlic, shallot, yogurt, buttermilk, mayonnaise, dry mustard,
Worcestershire, and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk ingredients
until smooth and creamy. Stir in the crumbled blue cheese and
Tabasco®. Let stand for 30 minutes before using to allow flavors to
develop. Cover and refrigerate all unused portions. Keeps 1 week.
Fried Vegetable Wontons
Makes 16 to 18 wontons
½
¼
¼
2
½
1
2
2
tablespoon (7 ml) vegetable oil
cup (50 ml) finely chopped shallot (about 1 shallot)
cup (50 ml) finely chopped carrots
tablespoons (30 ml) finely chopped celery
jalapeño seeded and finely chopped
teaspoon (5 ml) chopped garlic
tablespoons (30 ml) finely chopped mushrooms
tablespoons (30 ml) finely chopped red bell peppers
1-2
2
2
1
tablespoons (15-30 ml) finely chopped fresh ginger
teaspoons (10 ml) soy sauce
teaspoons (10 ml) sesame oil
tablespoon (5 ml) rice vinegar
18 wonton wrappers
water and cornstarch for sealing wontons
Pour the vegetable oil in a 2-quart (1.9 L) sauté pan over medium
heat. Add the shallot, carrot, celery, and jalapeño and sauté for about
3 minutes, until vegetables soften slightly. Add the garlic,
mushroom, and bell pepper and continue to cook for an additional
3 to 4 minutes. Stir in ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice
vinegar and cook for about 1 minute. Taste and correct seasoning
if needed. Remove from heat and allow to cool before assembling
wontons. Filling can be prepared ahead – cool and refrigerate until
ready to assemble wontons.
Prepare a work area equipped with small bowl of water and pastry
brush, small bowl of cornstarch, large plate or cutting board dusted
with cornstarch, package of wonton wrappers*, and wonton filling. On a clean, dry surface, line up 3 to 6 wonton wrappers at a time. Place ½ tablespoon (7 ml) of filling in the middle of each wrapper.
Brush the edges of the wrappers with water. Then fold the wrappers.
If using square wrappers fold into a triangle and then press the
edges tightly with your fingers in order to seal the wonton. Then,
fold again so that the points on the longest side of the triangle meet,
pressing them so that they adhere. If using round wrappers, fold
circle in half pressing with your fingers to seal the dumpling. Leave
as is or crimp the edges using your thumb and first finger. Continue
to fill the remaining wontons. Keep the prepared wontons on a clean
tray or cutting board and dust them with plenty of cornstarch. Once
finished, cover in plastic.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer to the maximum line with vegetable oil. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). When oil is ready, fry wontons in batches.
Fill the basket, in the up position, in a single layer of wontons (about
3 to 4). Do not overcrowd. Lower basket into oil and fry for about
1 minute, until golden and crispy. Lift basket and let the oil drain out. With a pair of tongs, place wontons on layered paper towels to drain,
and season lightly with salt. Repeat with remaining wontons and
serve immediately.
Serve wontons with a soy dipping sauce.
*Note: When using wonton wrappers, it is important to keep them in
their package or wrapped in plastic until you use them, as they can
easily dry out.
For shrimp wontons: Process 8 ounces (230 g) of cooked shrimp
with 1 egg white and stir into the cooled vegetable mixture before
assembling wontons.
½
2
2
4
Soy Dipping Sauce
cup (125 ml) soy sauce
tablespoons (30 ml) rice vinegar
teaspoons (10 ml) minced ginger
drops sesame oil
pinch crushed red pepper (optional)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Serve with
fried wontons.
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Vegetable Tempura
Makes 2 servings
Tempura batter:
1
large egg yolk
1
cup (250 ml) ice water
¾
cup (175 ml) cake flour
¼
cup (50 ml) cornstarch
¾-1 pound (375-500 g) assorted sliced vegetables
(i.e. green beans, asparagus, sweet potato, eggplant, onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini)
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and the ice water.
Add the cake flour and cornstarch and whisk to incorporate the
ingredients. The batter will appear lumpy. Cover with plastic and
rest the batter for about an hour in the refrigerator.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). When the oil is ready, lower the basket into
the oil. Choose an assortment of vegetables and dip into the
tempura batter. Allow any excess batter to drip off and then carefully
lower vegetables into the oil. Be sure to not overcrowd the basket.
Fry for about 3 to 5 minutes, turning once during cooking time, until
the vegetables are golden and crispy. Lift basket and let the oil drain
out. With a pair of tongs, place vegetables on layered paper towels
and season with salt. Repeat with remaining vegetables and serve
immediately.
Serve with soy sauce or soy dipping sauce (see previous recipe).
Cajun Shrimp
Makes 2 to 3 servings
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
½
2
¹⁄3
pound (500 g) shelled and deveined raw shrimp
cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
cup (250 ml) cornmeal (white or yellow)
tablespoon (15 ml) chili powder
teaspoons (10 ml) thyme
teaspoon (5 ml) ground cumin
teaspoon (5 ml) garlic powder
teaspoon (5 ml) sweet paprika
teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt
teaspoon (2 ml) freshly ground black pepper
large eggs
cup (75 ml) milk
Rinse and dry shrimp. Place on a tray or baking sheet lined with a
triple thickness of paper towels. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Place the flour, cornmeal, chili powder, thyme, cumin, garlic powder,
paprika, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir to blend. Place the
eggs in a medium bowl and beat with a whisk until completely
blended. Add milk and stir to blend.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375°F (190°C). While the oil is heating, prepare the shrimp.
In small batches, place the shrimp in the egg mixture. Drain and add
to the seasoned flour. Toss gently to completely coat with dry
mixture. Remove and place each piece separately on a tray or
baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Repeat with the remaining
shrimp.
Preheat the oven to 200°F (95°C). Place a wire rack on a jelly-roll
pan. When oil is ready, lower the basket into the oil. Add shrimp in
batches, about 4 to 5 at a time to the hot oil – do not crowd – and
cook until golden and crispy, about 1½ to 3 minutes. Repeat with
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remaining shrimp. As they are cooked place on layered paper towels
for 2 to 3 minutes to drain, then transfer to the rack in the oven to
keep warm while cooking the remaining shrimp.
Serve with Creole Mustard Mayonnaise.
Creole Mustard Mayonnaise
Makes 1 cup (250 ml)
½
½
cup (125 ml) Creole-style mustard
cup (125 ml) light or regular mayonnaise
the second cup of cream. Strain the calamari and place it in the bowl
containing the egg and cream mixture. Place the flour, salt, pepper,
paprika, and cayenne in a separate mixing bowl. Remove a handful
of the calamari from the egg and cream mixture, allowing any extra
to drip back into the bowl. Place in seasoned flour. When oil is ready,
lower the basket into the oil. Working in small batches, shake any
excess flour from calamari. Carefully add a batch of calamari at a
time to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, approximately 1 to 3
minutes. Drain on layered paper towels and season with salt. Repeat
with remaining batches and serve immediately with marinara sauce
or aïoli.
Place ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a whisk until
completely blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Crab Cake Fritters
Makes eight 4-ounce (115 g) fritters
Fried Calamari
Makes 4 servings
½
2
1
1
½
½
½
¹⁄8
pound (250 g) calamari, cleaned and sliced into ½" rings
cups (500 ml) light cream or buttermilk
large egg, lightly beaten
cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
teaspoon (2 ml) kosher salt
teaspoon (2 ml) fresh ground pepper
teaspoon (2 ml) paprika
teaspoon (0.5 ml) cayenne
Submerge calamari in 1 cup (250 ml) of the cream or buttermilk in a
mixing bowl. Wrap the bowl in plastic and refrigerate for an hour.
When you are ready to fry, remove calamari from refrigerator. Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). While the oil is heating, whisk the egg with
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1
1
3
1
¼
2
1
½
1
1
1½
ounces (460 g) lump crabmeat
teaspoon (5 ml) extra virgin olive oil
chopped red bell pepper (8 ounces [230 g])
green onions, trimmed and chopped
(approximately ¹⁄³ -½ cup [75-125 ml])
teaspoon (5 ml) chopped fresh garlic
teaspoon (1 ml) kosher salt
eggs, lightly beaten
cup (250 ml) panko breadcrumbs, plus extra for dredging
cup (125 ml) mayonnaise
teaspoon (5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon (5 ml) Dijon style mustard
teaspoons (7 ml) Old Bay® seasoning
hot sauce (optional)
Look through crabmeat to make sure it has no shells or cartilage
and reserve in refrigerator.
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Perfect French Fries
Place the olive oil in a 10" (25 cm) skillet and place over medium
heat. Add the peppers and onion and sauté for at least 5 minutes
until the vegetables soften slightly. Stir in the garlic and salt and
cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the heat
and allow to cool for a few minutes. Once the vegetables are cool to
the touch add them to the crabmeat. Add the eggs, panko,
mayonnaise, Worcestershire, Dijon, Old Bay®, and dash or two of hot
sauce if desired. Very carefully mix all ingredients together. The best
way
to mix the crab mixture is with clean hands; however, you can use
a spoon or spatula. It is important to mix gently to keep the
crabmeat intact.
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From the mixture form ½-cup (125 ml) oval cakes with your hands
and place them on a clean plate, separating the layers of cakes with
wax paper. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour before frying.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 300˚F (150°C). While the oil is heating, lay the potatoes on
layers of paper towel to dry them well.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). While the oil is heating, roll the crab cakes
in panko to coat.
When the oil is ready, fill the basket in the up position with one layer
of potatoes. Lower the basket and cook for 3 minutes. Remove
potatoes and drain on layers of paper towels. Continue cooking the
remaining potatoes in batches and drain.
When oil is ready, place about 2 crab cakes in the basket in the up
position. Lower into the oil, and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes,
turning the cakes half way through cooking time. Lift basket and
let the oil drain out. With a pair of tongs, place crab cakes on
layered paper towels to drain and lightly season with salt.
Continue with the remaining cakes and serve immediately.
Serves 2
Serves 2 to 3
1Yukon Gold potato (about 8-9 ounces [230-250g])
kosher salt
pound (500 g) russet potatoes
kosher salt
Peel potatoes and cut into strips about ¼ to ½" (0.6 - 1.25 cm) thick,
using either a sharp knife, a French fry cutter, or a French fry disc in
a food processor. Place potatoes in a bowl submerged in cold water
until ready to use.
Increase temperature to 375˚F (190°C). When oil is ready, follow the
same method as the first time. With basket in the up position, place
the potatoes in a single layer. Lower the basket and cook for 4 to 5
minutes for thin French fries or 8 to 12 minutes for thicker cut fries.
Fries are done when they are golden brown and crispy. Remove fries
from basket and drain again on layered paper towels. Season with salt and serve immediately.
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Potato Chips
To obtain the perfect French fry you must fry the potatoes twice.
Slice potatoes very thin (about ¹⁄16 to ¹⁄8" [0.15-0.3 cm] thick) with a
very sharp knife, mandoline, or food processor. Place potato slices in
a bowl submerged in ice water and reserve for 15 minutes.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the Max fill line. Preheat to 300˚F (150°C). Dry potatoes well. When oil is ready, with
the basket in the up position, place potatoes in the basket in a single
layer.
Lower the basket and cook for about 3 minutes. Reserve the potato
slices on layered paper towels. Continue to cook the remaining
potato slices in the same manner.
Increase the temperature to 375˚F (190°C). Using the same method
as stated above, place the potato slices in the basket in the up
position. Lower them into the oil and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes
turning the slices once, so that the slices are dark, golden and crispy.
Remove and drain on layered paper towels and sprinkle with salt.
Repeat the same process for the remaining potatoes.
Serve immediately.
Note: It is also possible to fry thinly sliced potato chips only one
time at the temperature of 375˚F (190°C) for about 4 minutes, turning
once during fry time. However, the most consistent results occur with
the double fry method.
Corn, Scallion
and Sweet Red Pepper Fritters
Makes about 10 to 12 fritters
½
½
3
1¼ 1
½
¼
2
¼
2
1
1-2
1
cup (125 ml) corn (approximately 1 ear)
tablespoon (7 ml) olive oil
ounces (85 g) finely chopped red bell pepper
cups (300 ml) unbleached, all-purpose flour
teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
teaspoon (1 ml) fresh ground pepper
large eggs
cup (50 ml) whole milk
tablespoons (30 ml) beer
trimmed and finely chopped green onion
dashes hot sauce
egg white
Preheat oven to 450˚F (230°C). Place ear of corn on a jelly-roll pan and add ¼ cup (50 ml) of water.
Roast corn for about 30 to 35 minutes until the husks becomes
brown. Remove corn from oven and reserve. Once corn is cool enough to handle, remove husk, cut kernels off
with serrated knife, and reserve.
Place olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add red pepper
and sauté until soft, about 8 minutes. Reserve.
Prepare batter. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder,
salt, and pepper. Whisk in the eggs, milk, and beer until the batter
consistency is thick and smooth.
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Add the corn, red pepper, green onion, and hot sauce to the batter. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest in the refrigerator for at
least an hour and no more than 24 hours.
When you are ready to use the batter:
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). While the oil is heating, place the egg
white in a separate mixing bowl and beat until stiff but not dry peaks
form. Carefully fold the white into the batter in 2 additions, using a
large rubber spatula. Be sure to completely incorporate the two.
When oil is ready, lower the basket in the oil. Carefully spoon ¼ cup
(50 ml) of batter at a time in to the oil. Fry in batches – do not
overcrowd – for a total of 4 to 6 minutes, turning fritters halfway
through cook time. Lift basket and let the oil drain out. With a pair of
tongs, place on layered paper towels to drain, season with salt and
serve.
Hush Puppies
Makes about 20 hush puppies
1
¹⁄³
3
1
1
½
½
2
1
18
cup (250 ml) cornmeal (yellow or white)
cup (75 ml) plus 1 tablespoon (15 ml) buttermilk
tablespoons (45 ml) all-purpose flour
tablespoon (15 ml) granulated sugar
teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
teaspoon (2 ml) baking soda
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
pinch freshly ground pepper
tablespoons (30 ml) finely minced yellow or white onion
large egg, lightly beaten
Place cornmeal and buttermilk in a medium bowl and stir. Let stand
for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda,
salt, and pepper. Add onion and egg, stir until blended and smooth.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer to the maximum level. Preheat to 375°F
(190°C). Lower the basket into the oil. Drop the batter by
tablespoonfuls into the hot oil, about 5 at a time – do not crowd. Fry
about 3 to 4 minutes, turning to cook on all sides after they start to
float, until crispy and golden brown on the exterior. Lift basket from
oil and let drain. Use tongs to transfer Hush Puppies to layered
paper towels. May be kept warm on a wire rack placed on a jelly-roll
pan in a preheated 200°F (95°C) oven. Variations to Hush Puppies:
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) chopped fresh sage or chives to
the batter. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) chopped seeded fresh jalapeño
pepper to the batter.
Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese to
the batter.
Hush Puppy Batter may also be used to make Corn Dogs or Mini
Corn Dogs. Dust hot dogs or mini wieners in flour. Coat with a layer
of Hush Puppy batter, about ¹⁄8-inch (0.3 cm) thick. Lower basket into
preheated oil. Gently add coated dogs to hot oil and cook until
golden brown and floating. Turn with tongs to cook evenly on all
sides. Lift basket and let drain. Remove from basket with tongs and
drain on layered paper towels. May be kept warm on a wire rack
placed on a jelly-roll pan in a preheated 200°F (95°C) oven. Deep Fried Sage &
Prosciutto Ricotta Balls
Makes 2½ cups (625 ml) to make about 20 balls
2
cups (500 ml) whole milk ricotta cheese,
drained if there is visible whey
½
cup (125 ml) freshly grated Asiago cheese
2
ounces (60 g) finely chopped prosciutto*
1
large egg, lightly beaten
2
tablespoons (60 g) chopped fresh parsley
15-20 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
1
clove minced garlic
½
teaspoon (2 ml) kosher salt
¼
teaspoon (1 ml) freshly ground pepper
flour for dusting
2
eggs, beaten until smooth with 1 egg white
1½ cups (375 ml) fine panko breadcrumbs
pure olive oil for frying (do not use extra virgin)
Place ricotta, Asiago, prosciutto, one egg, parsley, sage, garlic, salt,
and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir and mix until completely blended. Shape into balls about the size of a walnut, about 1½ to 2
tablespoons (25-30 ml) each. Chill until ready to continue.
Fill Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with pure olive oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 360°F (185°C). Lightly dust the ricotta balls with flour. Dip
into the egg mixture, then roll in the panko to coat. When oil is 360°F
(185°C), lower the basket into the oil. Gently add the coated ricotta
balls to the oil and cook until golden brown and crispy on the
outside, about 4 minutes, turning as needed. Take care when turning
not to break the crust. When golden and crispy, lift the basket and let
drain. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on layered paper
towels. Serve hot. May be served alone or with a warm marinara
sauce.
This filling may also be used to make Deep Fried Ravioli.
*Trim excess fat if very fatty. Roll, slice into thin ribbons, then chop
ribbons fine.
Note: This recipe makes a great filling for fried ravioli. Simply follow
the assembly directions from Goat Cheese ravioli, following.
Goat Cheese Ravioli
Makes about 10 ravioli
4
4
2
½
20
ounces (115 g) chèvre
ounces (115 g) zucchini, small dice
teaspoons (10 ml) extra virgin olive oil
pinch kosher salt
teaspoon (2 ml) fresh thyme, chopped
wonton wrappers
water and cornstarch for sealing wontons
Crumble chèvre in a mixing bowl and reserve. Place a 10-inch (25 cm) skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil
and zucchini and sauté gently over medium heat until the edges are
golden, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and add to chèvre with
the chopped thyme and salt and combine well with a spoon.
Prepare work area equipped with small bowl of water and pastry
brush, small bowl of cornstarch, large plate or cutting board dusted
with cornstarch, package of wonton wrappers*, and ravioli filling. On
a clean surface, line up 3 to 6 wonton wrappers at a time. Place 1
tablespoon (15 ml) of filling in the middle of each wrapper. Brush the
edges of the wrapper with water. Then place another wrapper on top,
lining up the edges. Press edges together with your fingers to
completely seal the ravioli. Using a fork, press the tines around the
edges of the ravioli to further create a seal.
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Continue to make the remaining ravioli. Keep prepared ravioli on a
clean tray or cutting board and dust them with plenty of cornstarch.
Once finished, cover in plastic.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer to the maximum line with vegetable oil. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). When oil is ready, fry ravioli 2 at a time. Do
not overcrowd. Lower basket into oil and fry for about 1 to 2 minutes,
until golden and crispy. Drain ravioli on layered paper towels and
season lightly with salt. Repeat with remaining ravioli and serve
immediately.
Serve ravioli with your favorite marinara or pasta sauce.
*Note: when using wonton wrappers, it is important to keep them in
their package or wrapped in plastic until you use them, as they can
easily dry out.
Shrimp and Leek Ravioli
Makes 8 ravioli
½
tablespoon (7 ml) olive oil
2-3 ounces (60-85 g) leeks, cleaned and sliced thin
(about 2 small leeks)
½
cup (125 ml) heavy cream
¼
teaspoon (1 ml) salt
3
tablespoons (45 ml) peas, fresh or frozen
½
pound large shrimp, cooked and sliced in ¼" (0.6 cm)
pieces (about 8 shrimp)
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wonton wrappers
water and cornstarch for sealing wontons
Place the olive oil in a medium skillet and place over medium heat. Add the sliced leeks and cook slowly until the leeks are very soft,
about 10 minutes. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer until cream is reduced to at least half and is very thick.
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Stir in salt and peas and remove from heat and reserve to cool
before preparing ravioli.
Prepare work area equipped with small bowl of water and pastry
brush, small bowl of cornstarch, large plate or cutting board dusted
with cornstarch, package of wonton wrappers*, and ravioli filling.
On a clean surface, line up 3 to 6 wonton wrappers at a time. Place ½ tablespoon (7 ml) of filling in the middle of each wrapper.
Then place 3 to 4 pieces of the shrimp on top of the filling. Brush the
edges of the wrapper with water. Then place another wrapper on top,
lining up the edges. Press edges together with your fingers to
completely seal the ravioli. Using a fork, press the tines around the
edges of the ravioli to further create a seal. Continue to fill the
remaining ravioli. Keep prepared ravioli on a clean tray or cutting
board and dust them with plenty of cornstarch. Once finished, cover
in plastic.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer to the maximum line with vegetable oil. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). When oil is ready, fry ravioli 2 at a time.
Do not overcrowd. Lower basket into oil and fry for about 1 to 2
minutes, until golden and crispy. Lift basket and let the oil drain out.
With a pair of tongs, place ravioli on layered paper towels and
season lightly with salt. Repeat with remaining ravioli and serve
immediately.
*Note: when using wonton wrappers, it is important to keep them in
their package or wrapped in plastic until you use them, as they can
easily dry out.
For an extra special treat replace the shrimp with cooked lobster
meat.
Falafel
Makes 8 falafel balls (¼ cup [50 ml] each)
1
¼
1
1
2
1
¼
1
¾
¼
cup (250 ml) dried garbanzo beans
teaspoon (1 ml) baking soda
tablespoon (15 ml) water
clove garlic
ounces (60 g) onion
teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt
teaspoon (1 ml) freshly ground pepper
teaspoon (5 ml) cumin
teaspoon (3.75 ml) ground coriander
packed (125 g) cup parsley
Place garbanzo beans in a mixing bowl and cover them with water
by 2 inches (5 cm) and leave to soak overnight.
Drain the beans and place in the work bowl of a food processor
fitted with the metal S-blade. Grind the beans until smooth,
about 30 seconds. Dissolve the baking soda in the water and reserve.
Add the garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cumin and coriander to the
beans and process until the vegetables are finely chopped. Pulse
in the parsley. With the machine running, add the baking soda and
water and continue to process until the falafel batter is a smooth
consistency.
Form patties of ¼ cup (125 g) size. Place patties on a plate, wrap
with plastic, and reserve in refrigerator for an hour.
Fill Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚ (190°C). When oil is ready, lower the basket into the
oil.
Very carefully lower the falafel patties into the hot oil. Fry for 5 to 6
minutes, turning once, until deep golden.
Serve Falafel with pita bread, hummus, chopped tomatoes,
cucumbers, and onions.
Sesame Chicken Fingers
Makes 2 entrée servings
1
¾
1
½
½
½
½
1
1½
1½
½
pound (500 g) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
cup (250 ml) buttermilk
tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
tablespoon (7 ml) soy sauce
tablespoon (7 ml) Asian sesame oil
teaspoon (2 ml) kosher salt
teaspoon (2 ml) hot sauce
cup (250 ml) panko
tablespoons (25 ml) white sesame seeds
tablespoons (25 ml) black sesame seeds
teaspoon (2 ml) sweet paprika
Trim chicken of excess fat. Cut chicken lengthwise into strips about
1 inch wide. Place buttermilk, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil,
salt, and hot sauce in a medium bowl and stir. Add cut chicken and
stir to coat. Cover, refrigerate and let marinate for at least 30 minutes
and up to 8 hours. Combine panko, sesame seeds, and paprika in a
medium bowl.
Drain chicken from buttermilk marinade. Coat each piece with panko/
sesame seed mixture and place on baking sheet or tray lined with
plastic wrap. Fill Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the
maximum line. Preheat to 375°F (190°C). When oil is ready, lower
basket into oil. Carefully add about 3 to 4 coated chicken fingers to
oil and cook until crispy and deep golden brown, about 4 to 6
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minutes, turning as necessary. Lift basket, let drain, then remove
using tongs to drain on layered paper towels.
For Beer Battered Chicken
Use the same amount of chicken and also cut into strips about
1 inch (2.5 cm) wide.
Dip into rested Beer Batter (page 4), allowing excess batter to drip
off the chicken. Fry in batches at 375˚F (190°C) for about 4 to 6
minutes until golden and crispy. Drain on layered paper towels and
season with salt and pepper. Continue with the remaining batches.
Serve immediately.
Try the beer battered chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce (page 6).
Sopaipillas
Makes eighteen ½-ounce (15 g) sopaipillas
1
½
½
¼
1
2
3
¼
cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
tablespoon (7 ml) granulated sugar
teaspoon (1 ml) salt
tablespoon (15 ml) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
tablespoons (30 ml) tepid water
tablespoons (45 ml) whole milk
teaspoon (1 ml) pure vanilla extract
In the work bowl of a food processor, place the flour, baking powder,
sugar and salt. Process to combine for about 10 seconds. Add butter
to the bowl and pulse until the mixture resembles cornmeal. With the
machine running, pour the water, milk, and vanilla into the feed tube
and process until a dough ball forms.
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Remove the dough from the work bowl (it may be sticky), and
transfer to a clean mixing bowl dusted with flour. Cover with plastic
and allow to rest for an hour.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). While the oil is heating, remove dough from
mixing bowl and transfer to a clean surface dusted with flour. Cut the
dough round in half. Roll out dough in a rectangular shape to about
¹⁄8" (0.3 cm) thick or less. Cut dough into 2- to 3-inch (5-7.5 cm)
rectangles or triangles with a knife or pizza cutter. Allow to rest for 5
to 10 minutes.
When oil is ready, lower basket into the oil. Add dough strips in
batches, about 4 to 5 at a time; do not crowd. Sopaipillas are ready
when they reach a golden brown and puff, about 4 minutes total.
Lift basket and let the oil drain out. With a pair of tongs, remove
sopaipillas and rest on layered paper towels to drain.
To serve: either roll the sopaipillas in cinnamon sugar or serve
dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with honey.
Note: Sopaipilla dough will last in the refrigerator for a week.
Apple Fritters
Banana Chocolate Purses
Serves 4 to 6
Makes 12 to 15 wontons
1
large egg, separated
½
tablespoon (7 ml) granulated sugar
3
tablespoons (45 ml) whole milk
½
teaspoon (2 ml) pure vanilla extract
½
cup (125 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
½
teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
1-2 firm apples, about 8 ounces (230 g)
(preferably Granny Smith), sliced
cinnamon sugar for dusting
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In a mixing bowl, stir together the egg yolk and sugar. Whisk in the
milk and vanilla extract and then whisk in the dry ingredients slowly,
¼ cup (50 ml) at a time, until batter is smooth. Whip the egg whites
to firm but not dry peaks. Carefully fold the whites with a large
rubber spatula into the batter base in three separate additions.
Fill the Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). When oil is ready, lower the basket into the
oil. Dip the fruit slices into the batter allowing any excess to drip
back into the bowl. Carefully lower fruit slices into the oil. Fry for 1½
to 2 minutes total, turning once so that the fritters are golden and
crispy. Lift basket and let the oil drain out. With a pair of tongs,
place fritters on layered paper towels to drain and dust with
cinnamon sugar. Repeat with remaining fritters and serve
immediately.
chocolate bar (4 ounces [115 g]) like Hershey’s
medium ripe banana
wonton wrappers
water and cornstarch for sealing wontons
Slice the banana into 12 to 15 slices. Break the chocolate into the
same number of pieces as slices of bananas.
Prepare a work area equipped with a small bowl of water and pastry
brush, small bowl of cornstarch, large plate or cutting board dusted
with cornstarch, package of wonton wrappers*, and filling. On a
clean surface, line up 3 to 6 wonton wrappers at a time. Place a
piece of banana in the middle of each wrapper. Place a piece of
chocolate on the top of the banana slice. Brush the edges of the
wrapper with water. Then fold the wrappers in half. If using square
wrappers fold into a triangle and then press the edges tightly with
your fingers in order to seal the wonton. Reserve finished wontons
on a clean plate dusted with cornstarch.
Fill Cuisinart™ Deep Fryer with vegetable to the maximum line. Preheat to 375˚F (190°C). When oil is ready place 3 to 4 wontons in
the fryer basket in the up position. Lower into oil and fry for 1½ to 2
minutes, until golden and crispy. Lift basket and let the oil drain out.
With a pair of tongs, place wontons on layered paper towels to drain.
Repeat with remaining wontons.
Dust with powdered or cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.
*Note: when using wonton wrappers, it is important to keep them in
their package or wrapped in plastic until you use them, as they can
easily dry out.
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7 ml
45 ml
2,5 ml 125 ml
2,5 ml 1 ou 2 ½ c. à soupe de sucre granulé
3 c. à soupe de lait entier
½ c. à thé d’extrait de vanille pure
½ tasse de farine tout usage non blanchie
½ c. à thé de poudre à pâte
pommes fermes, Granny Smith de préférence, tranchées
(soit environ 230 g [8 oz])
sucre à la cannelle pour saupoudrer
Dans un bol à mélanger, remuer ensemble le jaune d’œuf avec le
sucre. Battre le lait et la vanille avec un fouet, puis ajouter lentement,
50 ml (¼ tasse) à la fois, aux ingrédients secs, en continuant à
fouetter jusqu’à ce que le mélange soit lisse. Battre le blanc d’œuf
jusqu’à ce qu’il forme des pics fermes, mais non secs. Avec une
grosse spatule en caoutchouc, incorporer minutieusement le blanc
d’œuf à la pâte, en trois coups.
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feuilles de pâte won-ton
eau et fécule de maïs pour sceller les baluchons
Couper la banane en 12 à 15 tranches. Briser le chocolat en autant
de morceaux que de tranches de bananes.
Préparer une zone de travail pour assembler les raviolis chinois. Il
faudra un petit bol d’eau, un pinceau à pâtisserie, un petit bol de
fécule de maïs, une grosse assiette ou une planche à découper
saupoudrée de fécule de maïs, un emballage de pâtes won-ton* et la
garniture. Sur une surface propre et sèche, aligner trois à six feuilles
de pâte won-ton à la fois. Déposer une tranche de banane au centre
de chaque feuille et la garnir d’un morceau de chocolat. Badigeonner
les bords de la feuille de pâte avec de l’eau. Replier la pâte. Si les
feuilles de pâte sont carrées, plier chaque feuille en triangle et
appuyer fermement sur les bords avec les doigts pour sceller le
baluchon. Réserver les baluchons sur une assiette propre
saupoudrée de fécule de maïs.
Remplir la friteuse CuisinartMC d’huile végétale jusqu’à la ligne de
remplissage maximal et la faire chauffer à 190 °C (375 °F). Quand
l’huile est chaude, mettre 3 ou 4 baluchons dans le fond du panier,
en position haute. Plonger le panier dans le bain d’huile et faire frire
les baluchons pendant 1½ à 2 minutes, jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient dorés
et croustillants. Remonter le panier et laisser égoutter. Avec des
pinces, transférer les baluchons sur une assiette garnie de plusieurs
épaisseurs d’essuie-tout pour les laisser égoutter. Répéter avec les
autres baluchons.
Ice Cream
Makers
Sorbetières
Remplir la friteuse CuisinartMC d’huile végétale jusqu’à la ligne de
remplissage maximale et la faire chauffer à 190 °C (375 °F). Quand
l’huile est chaude, plonger le panier dans le bain d’huile. Tremper les
tranches de pomme dans la pâte en laissant égoutter au-dessus du
bol, puis les déposer prudemment dans le bain d’huile chaude. Faire
frire les beignets pendant 1½ à 2 minutes, en les tournant à
mi-cuisson, pour qu’ils soient uniformément dorés et croustillants.
Remonter le panier et laisser égoutter. Avec des pinces, transférer les
beignets sur une assiette garnie de plusieurs épaisseurs d’essuie-tout
et saupoudrer de sucre à la cannelle. Répéter avec le reste des
tranches de pomme. Servir immédiatement.
Cookware
Utensiles de
cuisson
Baluchons au chocolat et à la banane
Blenders
Mélangeurs
Donne 12 à 15 baluchons.
Toasters
Grille-pain
tablette de chocolat de 115 g [4 oz] comme une tablette
Hershey
banane de grosseur moyenne, mûre
IB-6355B-CAN
®
Food
Processors
Robots de
cuisine
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Saupoudrer de sucre en poudre ou de sucre à la cannelle et servir
immédiatement.
*Remarque : Lorsqu’on utilise de la pâte won-ton de commerce, il
est important de la garder dans son emballage ou enveloppée dans
une pellicule plastique jusqu’au moment de l’utiliser car elle sèche
très vite.
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