I love fried foods.
However, lately my wife has been after me to eat healthier. Cut down on my sugar intake, red meat, and reduce the amount of fried food in my diet. I was okay with the sugar and red meat requests because, well, OK, I have looked in the mirror recently, right?
But my fried foods too? That seemed cruel and unusual.
Well, have I got good news for you if you, too, love fried foods. CHEFS French fry pan has holes—technically perforations—in the bottom that allow heat to circulate around food for all-over browning, with no need to turn foods. Ridges on this pan elevate your food, ensuring a deliciously-light crispy texture. And best yet? No oil needed! This nonstick pan is clever and well-designed.
You can bake frozen or freshly-prepared breaded appetizers, fish fillets, shrimp tempura, chicken tenders, or wings. If you’re using something drippy, consider placing another shallow baking pan on the shelf under the French fry baking sheet just in case drippage occurs—but don’t set the baking sheet on the other pan or you’ll reduce the effect of the perforations.
Last night I fixed breaded fish fillets—garlic and herb—and French fries. The fillets came out better than ever, with a light, but crispy, exterior and juicy inside and the fries were amazingly crisp. I fixed the normal amount of fish my wife and I eat. As she was tearing into her portion, she glanced up:
“Is there more fish?”
“Um, no,” I said, noting the disappointed look on her face. “But, there will be next time.”
We can’t wait to try the baking sheet on homemade potato chips (healthy potato chips?) or a frozen pizza. I also imagine using it to roast vegetables—without having to turn each individual piece. Oven-fried chicken would be awesome in this baking sheet. Be aware that the dark steel absorbs heat, thereby shortening the time needed to cook.
The nonstick finish is another “makes me happy” feature. The fillets released without sticking and the pan was a simple soap and warm water cleanup—no dishwasher needed. End chute slides food directly onto a platter for serving. Wide rim with nonslip grips allows safe transport. The baking sheet is oven safe to 500 F.
CHEFS signature collection of professional-grade cookware, kitchen tools, bakeware, dinnerware, and more, is available only at CHEFS Catalog. The selection is great—and expanding. Each piece is crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook.