I love fried chips, but they weren't good for you, and I didn't like the healthy options like rice chips.
I make a bomb vaca frita. It's like a flank steak like with the ropa vieja, but it's fried with garlic and lime. And I make a really good picadillo.
The cheapest gadget - and you don't even have to spend a dime - is chopsticks from a Chinese restaurant. I use them for everything: to toss salads, to turn a piece of meat in the pan, to flip croquettes in the Fryolator, to whisk eggs for omelets, to stir eggs into fried rice when I make that for my daughters.
I've seen 'Fried Green Tomatoes' too many times. I love life stories told in flashback.
Daniel Dae Kim