The company I work for has lots of slack time in the winter. In fact, I'm laid off every winter and about the only time I get to work is for their famous fish frys. Usually its just enough to pay my health insurance, which has very good coverage, and to keep me current in the books so I don't have to go through all the pre-employment crap each spring when I go back to work.
These fish frys are for our larger customers as kind of a "thank you for your business".
Friday I did the last fish fry of the season so I took a couple of pics of the cooker to show you what I'm jabberin' about. This time around I cooked 120 pounds of fish. A little more than a month ago I cooked 190 pounds in 2 and 1/2 hours. Also cooked potato's too but can't remember how many pounds. It was a bunch! I hope to never do that much again at one time.
The fish is bought in 15 pound boxes. After thawing, we cut the fillets into small chunks so it cooks quickly. There are 4 burners on the cooker and I suppose they are at least 200,000 BTU's each. I seldom get cold. Lots of places I'm outside and the people are laughing at me saying something about not being able to stay warm. Even at 10 degrees [F] I been known to be out of my coat and just in my short sleeved uniform shirt.
If I'm lucky enough to have two people breading the fish I can keep them so busy they start looking forward to running out of fish. Most times I only have one guy breading and I have to do some of that as well.
Of course the cook has to "sample" every batch to make sure the fish is cooked properly.
Edited by Gtractor, March 14, 2015 - 05:50 PM.