4 Unique Cooking Baskets For Restaurant Deep Fryers
Running a restaurant with a deep fryer can offer all types of recipes and meal ideas. While many restaurants typically use a large mesh basket to cook items, there are many accessories and upgrades that can be added to your fryer. By implementing unique baskets, you can improve flavors, reduce cooking times, and expand your menu.
The following four Frymaster parts are ideal upgrades for your restaurant.
Portion Control Pasta Basket
If you’re using a Frymaster or other device to cook pasta, you can have a little more control with a pasta control basket. Instead of cooking one big batch of spaghetti and then moving on to the next type of pasta, portion control baskets help you deliver smaller portions and fresher pasta that comes closer to the time of ordering.
The portion control basket can hang off of a large pasta basket, allowing you to multitask. For example, you can boil a large portion of fettuccine in the big part of the basket while a small portion of elbows are cooking on the side. This can help with the organization and control of your kitchen. More than one basket can be used at the same time. Typically, six baskets can fit into one standard basket, expanding all of your pasta options.
Whether you’re making desserts or unique meals, a cone rack can help you shape dough for a variety of menu options. With a cone shape that can easily hang over a regular frying basket, you have the ability to maintain the shape and uniform style any time you create a cone-shaped menu item.
Examples of items you can make with this rack includes stuff fried dough or a dinner recipe like pizza cones. After the dough is fried, the cone can be stuffed with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings to create a great dining experience. If your restaurant serves breakfast, then a cone fryer can be used for items like French toast and waffles. A waffle cone breakfast can be composed of whipped cream, fruit, and other fresh toppings.
Crumb Baskets & Sediment Trays
Help protect the flavors of your foods and keep fryers clean by ordering crumb baskets or sediment trays. A crumb basket or sediment tray is placed directly underneath your typical fryer basket. It can help catch any pieces that have fallen off the initial basket.
This is ideal for busy restaurants that cook multiple foods in the same fryer. For example, if you make a batch of onion rings, you do not want pieces of fried onion getting mixed up with a future batch of fried chicken or fries. The crumb baskets should be emptied out between each type of food that you cook. Not only will this help keep items clean, but it can help when you have to clean out the fryer and change oils.
Fish Plate Basket
Frying fish requires a natural balance of flavors, crispiness, and moisture. A fish plate basket includes a special plate on the bottom to help prevent fish from drying out. The metal plate features small holes that still allows the fish to fry, but it also prevents overcooking and will keep the outside as crisp as possible.
A fish plate basket not only works for fish, but it can be expanded to other food too. For example, fried chicken or fried steak can also be used to cook on the fish plate. When you order this basket, it’s a good idea to experiment with different menu items so you can find the differences between using the plate and operating with a standard basket.
Consider your restaurant menu and use value when ordering all of the unique upgrades. Choosing the right type of frymaster parts can really help expand the flow of your kitchen.