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We ate out recently. We were both sick by the time we got home and had pain in our abdomen. We wondered if the oil they used for the shrimp, cheese sticks and french fries, onion rings, chicken strips was changed ever.

Many establishments and restaurants try to save money by not changing the fryer oil regularly. Every restaurant can purchase a test kit that will notify the owner that it's time for an oil change — or at least filter the oil.

Also, it is not recommended to use the same oil to cook fish, chicken and fries. Each protein item, especially, should have its own dedicated fryer to avoid flavor carryover.

To my last point … What are you doing eating all of that fried stuff anyway?

Stick to grilling, searing, roasting and steaming foods. Your tummy and waistline will thank you!

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