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    Anthony Guest

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    Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    poppers, rangoons etc.

    Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.

    TIA



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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Anthony wrote:
    >
    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.


    Keep them well-ventilated. Let them cool on racks,
    not paper towels. Don't put them in a plastic bag
    or sealed container for transportation. A basket
    or a colander might be a good choice for transportation.

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <494014cd$0$89878$[email protected]>,
    "Anthony" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.
    >
    > Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.
    >
    > TIA


    Take a toaster oven.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

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    Goomba Guest

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    Anthony wrote:
    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.
    >
    > Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >

    I've never perfected it so that it ends up how I want it to be at
    serving. I have wanted to take lumpia or eggrolls into work many times
    but haven't. When I've taken fried chicken places I know to not allow
    anything "Steam" it such as a saran wrap type covering will do to it. I
    lay a cotton tea towel over it to transport.
    I hope this thread produces some good solutions.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <494014cd$0$89878$[email protected]>,
    "Anthony" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.
    >
    > Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.
    >
    > TIA


    Don't enclose them and plan to reheat them for serving. Enclose them
    and (assuming they're hot/warm when you do) they'll created
    steam/moisture and get soggy.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
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    learn much about grace from Amy and Warren.

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    Gloria P Guest

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    Anthony wrote:
    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.
    >
    > Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >



    Is there any way you can do all the prep work ahead of time and fry them
    when you get to the in-laws' house? Or at least reheating in a hot oven
    when you get there? They won't be as crisp as just out of the fat, but
    it will help a bit.

    Fried foods give off a lot of steam and heat which condenses and falls
    back on the food, causing the sogginess.

    gloria p

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    Anthony wrote:
    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.


    Fried foods don't transport well. They are best eaten fresh out of the
    fryer. Your best bet might be to do it the way they used to package take
    out fish in chips..... wrapped in newspaper. but not too tight or else
    it will get soggy.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    Anthony wrote:
    >
    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.
    >
    > Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.
    >
    > TIA


    I believe the only way you can really get away with this is to under fry
    the items initially, transport them well ventilated like on a wire
    cooling rack over a pan, and reheat them under a broiler.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Dec 10, 2:10 pm, "Anthony" <n...@chance.com> wrote:
    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods?


    I'd ask permission to build 'em and fry 'em there. If not convenient
    for all concerned, you might want to change your plan.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    Anthony <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods? Specifically
    > how to keep the outside crunchy. I'm thinking mini-chimichangas, jalapeno
    > poppers, rangoons etc.
    >
    > Dinner is at the in-laws about 15 minutes away.


    You can't do it.

    -sw

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    jmcquown Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Dec 10, 2:10 pm, "Anthony" <n...@chance.com> wrote:
    >> Dies anyone have any good tips on transporting fried foods?

    >
    > I'd ask permission to build 'em and fry 'em there. If not convenient
    > for all concerned, you might want to change your plan.




    I have to agree, change plans if you can't make them there at the house.

    Jill


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