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Or EMT's!.  But Thanksgiving and Christmas are the big dates for folks trying to deep fry a turkey here in the USA;  often buying 5 gallons of oil and using it the 1 time!

Also  look out for the fryers---I used a regulator off one on my forge for many a year, paid US$3 for the fryer just for it's good propane regulator.

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I get my fryer oil from the local supermarket's deli, they change oil a couple times a week. I provide the clearly marked 5 gal. jug with labels and check back regularly so they're not tripping over it. 

My only gripe is it didn't come from the donut fryer so the shop smells like: fish, chicken and burritos. <sigh>

Frosty The Lucky.

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That may be a good thing Frosty. If my shop constantly smelled like donuts, I’d have to buy a donut shop just to feed the cravings. 

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No limit on how many fishy, chicken burritos you can eat? If you're going to crave something, crave something that tastes good.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Mmmmm, I LOVE fish tacos! Tomorrow nights dinner is decided. Won't be deep fried but Mmmmmm!

Thanks, I have trouble deciding what to make for dinner but once I know I'm off and running. :)

Frosty The Lucky.

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On 5/1/2021 at 3:56 PM, Frosty said:

No limit on how many fishy, chicken burritos you can eat?

Frosty The Lucky.

I’m not a huge fan of fish tacos and working next to a Chicken Express for several years kinda ruined me on the smell of fried chicken. If the shop started smelling like chicken fried steak, I’d either be constantly hungry or too fat to see the anvil. 

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The flounder didn't make great tacos, they weren't bad but not worth trying again. Halibut makes excellent tacos and Tilapia makes good ones. 

Chicken fried steak, mash, sausage/bacon/pepper gravy and any, (non-canned) veggy. Mmmmmm.  Of course Chicken fried steak, hash browns, sausage/bacon/pepper gravy, eggs over easy and rye toast. Good any time of the day! You can wake me up out of a sound sleep and I'll eat that kind of breakfast happily.:)

Frosty The Lucky.

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The fish tacos I have had were OK and a nice variation but on the whole I prefer beef or chicken.  Since they are "street food" just about anything is possible.  I've had some where I'm not sure I want to know the original species of filling.

"By hammer and hand all arts do stand."

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There's a guy from Michoacán that owns a restaurant across from one of the hotels I work at. He has Americanized food and real Mexican food like taquitos lingua, delicious. Good chicken too. He makes it in a big pot mm mm mm.

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I’ll take real Mexican food over Tex-Mex any day. I did a week long mission trip in Mexico many years ago (back before you had to have a passport) to this tiny village that was literally “dirt floor poor.” The local ladies fed us lunch everyday. I couldn’t tell you what it was we were eating (sometimes it’s best not to ask), but it sure tasted good. 

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We have a "traditional" Mexican restaurant in town. The family immigrated here from Mexico in the mid '80s. They have the best food I have ever tasted, with the exception of the Menudo. The broth is heavenly, but I can't get past the rubbery texture of the tripe.

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Dad and I used to go fishing in Mexico pretty often and the town of Loredo on the gulf side of Baja California was one of our favorites. It is or was mostly a fishing town, beef was available but fish was always on the table. The typical table had a number of serving dishes and you'd make your plate from them. Locals laid down a tortilla and covered a portion from the serving dishes, folded it in half or rolled it and ate.

You actually missed out on the true flavor of the food if you ate with knife and fork. The soups at the lodge were awesome, little mouth orgasms with the first taste or two. Mmmmm.

There's a real Mexican restaurant in Anchorage, they opened their first about 5 blocks from where I lived and I became a regular their first week. It's authentic Mexican food and they didn't know what a taco was. I don't believe they offer them now and it's been close to 50 years now. 

The food isn't spicy hot unless you ask for piquante and you can specify how much so. The corn chips are made from their tortillas and they bring 2 sauces, mild and HOT! It's just good solid top notch food. I haven't stopped in in years, since before moving to Wasilla. Next time I'm in the big city I'm thinking. 

Just special for you guys I think I'm going to have fish stick tacos tonight! Deb's out of town for a dog trials so why the heck not? 

Frosty The Lucky.

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I'd try one but I'd bet fish on a stick tacos would be easier. Fish burrito on a stick would probably go over well at ball games. Corn fish? 

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On 5/7/2021 at 4:24 PM, Frosty said:

since before moving to Wasilla.

It’s a small world. The pastor that married my parents lives in Wasilla. He was the pastor of the Baptist church there until he retired several years ago. I don’t suppose you happen to know a Fred Stroud do you?

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Not as a pastor but Wasilla is a pretty small town, Deb and I have been here 22 years so we've probably crossed paths many times but the name doesn't ring a bell. On the other hand I have dents in my head and I'll remember him later so I can forget again. 

Does your brain play tricks just to drive you nuts? Mine does. :)

Frosty The Lucky.

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Excessive rebound. :wacko: I learned very quickly not to lean my head over the anvil while working. I missed and struck the anvil. The hammer nearly broke my nose when it bounced back. 

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13 hours ago, Leather Bill said:

Didn't the old man who gave you his anvil because it had excessive rebound have the same problem Frosty? :wacko:

I WISH my Soderfors had been a gift but previous users with dented foreheads wouldn't surprise me a bit.

I'll have to give some thought to a situation where I'd want to look straight down at the impact point when I swung a hammer. I'll have to get back though.

Frosty The Lucky.

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