The SIZZLE #1: Tommy Hogue from Krystal Hamburgers

Tommy Hogue

The SIZZLE is a new blog series from Filtercorp, sitting down with some of our favorite food industry people to talk food, frying, and the good life. We had a quick chat with Tommy Hogue: GSM Enterprises / DBA Krystal Restaurants. Tommy is the Director of Operations for a Krystal Hamburger franchise group in Tennessee, […]

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A Brief History of Popcorn Shrimp

Unlike some of the current fried food trends like hot chicken, other concepts have been popular for decades. One of these trends is the ever-famous popcorn shrimp, which has a variety of inventors depending on who you ask. So what is the true history of popcorn shrimp? According to some, Red Lobster invented popcorn shrimp in […]

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Frying Oil Filtration or Treatment: Is There a Difference?

Fifty years ago, Dr. C.J. Robertson published an article in Food Technology Magazine that listed five basic elements for maintaining frying oil. Even though this is an old publication, these five principles remain the same. Dr. Robertson’s basic principles for quality frying were introduced in an article that was prepared for this publication back in […]

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A Closer Look at the Hot Chicken Trend

Hot chicken is a Nashville delicacy. Moist and spicy and full of southern history, one bite is often all it takes to hook diners for decades to come. This has never been more evident than in current dining trends, where the hot chicken trend has been named one of the hottest foodservice trends in 2016. Though […]

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Why Cascading Frying Oil in Foodservice Fryers Doesn’t Work

By Rick Stier and Monoj Gupta There are many foodservice frying operations that utilize a practice called ‘cascading’ as a means of managing frying oils. Cascading is a process in which the operator transfers the frying oil from one fryer to the next on scheduled intervals. Operators who utilize the cascading practice usually have four […]

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Reasons for Discarding Frying Oil and How to Test It

There are many ways to determine the discard point of your frying oil. Some are more accurate than others. To start, let’s take a look at the main reasons for discarding frying oil, and then we’ll review some options for testing it. Reasons for Discarding Frying Oil: TASTE Many experienced restaurant operators can determine when oil […]

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Frying Oil Compliance and Why It’s Important

Compliance is a very broad term in the food industry. It can be used as a reference for following laws and regulations established by local, state, or federal regulatory authorities. This is regulatory compliance. Failure to follow laws and regulations may result in fines, facility closures, and even arrests. If the regulatory failure results in […]

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Why You Should Micro-Filter Your Frying Oil?

The United States is one of the few nations in the world that operates on the English system of measurement. We use miles, yards, feet and inches, whereas most of the world uses the metric system – kilometers, meters and such. Americans are often puzzled by the metric system, so when someone talks about how […]

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What Makes the Perfect French Fry?

Who makes the perfect French fry? Why is it perfect? Can those qualities be replicated? In a recent article on Serious Eats, J. Kenji López-Alt took an entertaining deep dive into the perfect fry made by one of the biggest names in the foodservice industry. In his hamburgling efforts to find out how the perfect […]

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Why Frying Oil Quality and Food Quality are the Same

Foodservice and restaurant operators are in the business of selling food. And fried foods – whether it’s French fries, chicken, pies, or even cheese – are among the most popular menu items in these operations. It’s imperative that foodservice and restaurant operators do whatever they can to maintain the quality of these foods, especially in […]

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