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Posted: 4/13/2016 6:23:59 AM EDT
Right now I just use an old #8 or #7 cast iron pot or dutch oven.
Thinking of getting something bigger as I can only do like 4 pieces of chicken or fish at a time.
Would a larger enameled cast iron dutch oven work as good as a regular cast iron one?
Link Posted: 4/13/2016 7:20:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2016 8:51:30 AM EDT
I prefer the regular cast iron but the enameled will work as well.
Link Posted: 4/13/2016 9:24:27 AM EDT
I wouldn't spend a bunch of money on something just to fry chicken or fish in.  When I fry chicken, I use a #14 Lodge pan...they're cheap and you can fit a lot of chicken in them.

I'm not a fan of the enameled stuff...I just don't see a reason when cast iron is easy to work with, won't chip, and can be re-seasoned if you mess it up.  Enameled, once it's chipped, it's chipped for life.
Link Posted: 4/13/2016 11:40:38 PM EDT
I use Dutch Ovens - either cast iron or aluminum, both work well for me but I prefer cast iron.

Link Posted: 4/15/2016 2:55:11 AM EDT
Walmart has a big 30$ fry pot w/temp control by degrees. Makes things easy, worth the money, IMO. It can be used for cooking other stuff, too, or keeping something like soup at a certain temp for a while.
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 2:00:53 PM EDT
I use a stainless steel wok, unless I'm doing small stuff, then I use cast iron.

Enameled pots and pans can chip off and end up in your food.  

Link Posted: 4/16/2016 1:46:27 AM EDT
I use my cast iron pots and such for frying.  Helps keep them seasoned.  Get a good fry thermometer that clips onto the side of the pot.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:59:30 PM EDT

'Best' depends on your proximity to a current bush. Hard to plug in an electric fryer out in the sticks.
In civilization, I prefer the temperature control an electric fryer gives you....but in the sticks a deep dutch oven works pretty good, it's just hard to control the temperature on a campfire.  

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 11:25:06 AM EDT
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Nice iron work there too!

ETA-   I usually do fish and hush puppies in my electric cooker;  it's got a wide temp range and can go from slow cooker to deep fry.  Its an el cheapo that was a gift but it works great for fried fish.  

Chicken goes in a tex sport cast iron chicken fryer.  Picture a big frying pan with tall sides complete with frying pan type handle and a deep lid.   I wouldn't have bought it myself but the high sides are nice to keep the splatter off the stove a bit.
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