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Deep frying can be done on the stove, with a suacepan or a wok, rather than using a specialized deep-fryer.

The primary concern when doing this is safety... because the cooking is being done over an open fire, if the oil happens to spill over, even just a little bit, the resulting large fire can be extremely dangerous (I'm fucking serious... see the movie to see how easy it is). Also, since there's no thermostat control, the oil has the possibility to get hotter than it normally does in a deep fryer.

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