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I'm pan-frying chicken in Crisco. Is it ok to save/reuse the shortening for frying chicken next time? If so, what's the best way to do it?

If the shortening can be saved for reuse, how long would it keep?

asked by Louisa over 5 years ago
5 answers 10404 views
0dcfb05c 8a90 480f 8cf7 cbc33e9a6b5c  me
added over 5 years ago

Pan frying or deep frying? if you have deep fried the chicken, strain the fat through a paper-towel lined mesh strainer to remove all the little particles, etc. I would then refrigerate it. It can be used again.

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added over 5 years ago

I pan fry chicken about 2-3 times a year. I know reusing is a better option, but I haven't done this before. So, strain and refrigerate? And will it be fine if I don't use for 6 months?

0dcfb05c 8a90 480f 8cf7 cbc33e9a6b5c  me
added over 5 years ago

I don't think anything keeps in the fridge for six months, not even the baking soda!! No, I would reuse it within a month.

8a5161fb 3215 4036 ad80 9f60a53189da  buddhacat
SKK
added over 5 years ago

I totally agree with wssmom. Here is a site I always checked on because my Dad always argued he could save his cooking oil and I was worried about health issues. Dad surely could save his cooking oil when he lived on his farm, but not so much now. http://extension.psu.edu...

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added over 5 years ago

Thanks for the answers. I guess I will not be saving it because it's too long between frying times.
Thanks also for the county extension website which I will check out.

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