Is It OK to Reuse Your Fry Oil?
Food - Drink
Now that there are many at-home fryers available, people are deep-frying their favorite treats in the comfort of their own kitchen, but that convenience comes with a cost. If you're frying often, you can go through oil pretty quickly, and you might be wondering if it’s okay to reuse fry oil.
Well, we've got some fry-tastic news for you — it is OK to reuse fry oil. Once it’s cooled, remove any large pieces of batter that might be left over, strain the oil with a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove debris, and store the oil in a cool, dry place.
There is no official rule as to how many times you can reuse oil, but it will break down the more you use it. If it's cloudy, has a funny odor or has developed a layer of film on top, it's time to swap it out for a new batch. Hopefully, this makes your frying even easier — and tastier — than before.