July 4th Food Ideas 

Kids can be very picky eaters. Sometimes they can reject food without rhyme, reason, or explanation. However, there is a utensil that can satisfy not only your tiny tots but everyone in the entire family: a countertop deep fryer. In this article, we will be discussing the best types of deep-fried foods you’d never thought you or your children would enjoy.  

Have a Deep Fried Breakfast

When most people think of a deep fryer, breakfast usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, you’ll be surprised to learn that a sturdy high-quality deep fryer is capable of making the most important meal of the day. Here are some July 4th breakfast ideas that you can make quickly with a deep fryer. 

Deep-Fried Boiled Eggs and Bacon 

Boiled eggs are an unexpected treat that even your kids will enjoy! The runny yolk surrounded by the crispy bread crumbs offers a unique blend of textures you have to try. This is our quick recipe to a delicious deep-fried breakfast: 

Ingredients:
3x Soft Boiled Eggs
1 pound bacon 
3 cups Vegetable Oil 
3 cups Flour or Italian breadcrumbs
2 cups Milk 
1 tsp Salt 

Step 1: 

Boil 2 eggs to your desired constituency. We suggest 6-8 minutes for a runny yolk. 

Step 2: 

Beat single, uncooked egg, with salt, flour, and milk. 

Step 3: 

Coat boiled eggs and bacon in the mixture 

Step 4: 

Heat vegetable oil 

Step 5: 

Dip boiled eggs and bacon into boiling oil. Deep fryers cook quickly and most foods don’t need to be cooked for more than a few seconds. Most food only needs to be in the oil for a maximum of 20 seconds. 

Deep-Fried Lunch Items 

Deep fryers are made for lunchtime foods. From chicken wings to deep-fried soft shell crab there are many exotic delights you can create within seconds. For kids, we recommend deep-fried shrimp, french fries, and homemade honey mustard. 

Ingredients: 
1 pound medium peeled shrimp
½ teaspoon salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika
1 cup of all-purpose flour 
1 cup of breadcrumbs or panko crumbs 
1-quart vegetable oil  

Step 1: 

Mix your seasonings in a small bowl with your defrosted, peeled shrimp. Mix your flour with your paprika, then mix your panko crumbs and eggs into separate bowls

Step 2: 

Heat the oil to about 375 degrees. Dunk each shrimp into the flour, then the egg mixture, and lastly into the panko crumbs. Cook your shrimp in the hot oil to your liking but do not cook longer than 5 minutes to reduce the risk of burning. 

Step 3: 

Remove shrimp from the basket and enjoy it with homemade honey mustard that can be made in less than 5 mins. 

Deep-Fried Pizza. 

You heard that right. Simply deep-fry your frozen pizza in hot vegetable oil for about 60 seconds. Allow the pizza to cool and enjoy your crispy, cheesy, saucy, treat. 

Deep-Fried Dessert

If you’re going to throw the perfect backyard 4th of July party, you’re going to have to have the right dessert. A favorite dessert for both kids and adults is a deep-fried oreo! Here’s how you do it! 

Ingredients
2 quats vegetable oil 
1 large egg
1 cup pancake mix 
1 cup milk 
1 package of double stuffed cookie sandwiches

Step 1: 

Heat oil to about 375 degrees in the deep fryer 

Step 2: 

Mix the egg, milk, and a tablespoon of vegetable oil into a single bowl. After the liquid is fully blended add the pancake mix and continue to stir until fully infused. Dip cookies into the batter and fry no longer than 2 mins. Let the cookies dry out on a napkin or plate before eating. 

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