Can You Deep Fry in a Crockpot?

The crockpot was found in the 1970s, also known as a slower cooker used as a countertop electrical cooking appliance used to cook at a lower temperature than other cooking methods like boiling, baking, and frying.

This gadget is convenient, which makes the cooking process very easy. I got my meal having an excellent flavour and full of nutrients. The low-temperature works wonder, retaining the nutrients in the food and giving it a different flavour altogether.

The crockpot is helpful in the kitchen in various ways, but we need to see whether it is a perfect fit for deep frying.

Can you deep fry in a crockpot?

Crockpot takes approximately 4-6 hours to reach the optimum temperature for cooking your food. The central concept behind the slow cooker is to get the tasty food ready when you come back from work to home. 

Even if you leave the crockpot for 12 hours, it will not disappoint you that will provide you nutritional food inside it without creating any trouble. For boiling or simmer, it requires a temperature between 175-200F0.

But for deep fry in the crockpot requires 3500 F, which is not compatible with the slow cooker. So it will not work if you want to deep fry in the crockpot. 

Is it impossible to deep fry in a slow cooker?

No, it is not impossible to deep fry in a slower cooker. Some recipes can be deep-fried in it, like French fries, wedges, and fried chicken. 

The deep-frying in crockpot takes longer time than usual cooking of these recipes’. But even after so much patience, you will not get the taste you expected. So it’s up to you what you prefer for deep frying.

How much liquid to use?

The liquid amount depends upon which recipe are you cooking. Use water in proper quantity does not overfill it as it will ruin the recipe.

I use only water 2/3 of the measurement of the pot. If you put more than that, it will leak out from the lid. 

How to bake food in a slow cooker?

A slow cooker can also be used for baking multiple types of food apart from deep frying. The slower range is a perfect fit for baking moist bread and cakes as it retains moisture when the temperature starts rising gradually. 

For baking the food in a crockpot, I use three layers of parchment paper. Using this helps in saving the food from burning when the heat got circulated in the crackpot. 

Slow cookers are best to enjoy all the baking items like cakes, rolls and bread for the baking lovers. So I prefer them while baking my food.

Crock Pot French Fries and Wedges:

When I searched about how I should cook fries and wedges, I find these can be cooked using a crockpot. So here I am sharing the way of cooking them. 

For making French fries and wedges, it will take around 40 minutes to get ready. Leave them in crackpot and wait for the mentioned time, and here I get yummy food.

As per my experience, I suggest you use healthy oils for cooking like olive oil, vegetable oil or corn oil. These make the food fit for you.

Crunchy Crock Pot Fried Chicken Recipe:

For making crunchy crockpot fried chicken, we need to follow specific steps, which I usually do while cooking it. Let’s jump into it.

  • Before we start cooking it, we need certain ingredients ready like chicken, half cup flour, half teaspoon pepper, one teaspoon salt, vegetable oil and one teaspoon paprika. 
  • Put the vegetable oil in the frying pan and start heating it over medium-high.
  • Mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper together in a resealable food bag.
  • Add chicken pieces to that mixture and coat them.
  • Then put all coated chicken pieces for getting them brown from all sides.
  • Place the cooked chicken pieces on a paper towel-lined platter.
  • Now put browned chicken pieces in a slow cooker pot.
  • Cover the crockpot using the lid.
  • Cook it for one hour on high flame and then slow it down.
  • Now cook chicken at low flame for 6 hours or until it gets tender.
  • Now it’s ready for enjoying the crunchiness while eating.


 If I analyse every aspect, I can conclude that a slow cooker is best to get nutritional food with excellent flavour.

By using this fantastic appliance, one can ensure the healthiness of food. These crockpots come with two settings, high and low, so that you can use them accordingly.

Now technology is so advanced as these crock pots come with digital timers and improvements make it easier for you to control it using your phone. 

In most cases not possible to deep fry food in it, but I told you the exceptions of it as it is basically for cooking soups and boiling vegetables.

So it is up to the person for which use they prefer using slow cooker after considering every aspect of it.

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Ank is the author of mash kitchen. He writes about food, recipes, kitchen appliance and much more. His days are spent eating, drinking and learning about food.

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