Eco-Friendly Way of Blotting Oil From Fried Foods?

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Q: Just yesterday I was frying some latkes when I hit upon a problem that I encounter frequently. What is a good way to deal with food that's just been fried in oil? My current method of putting it on a paper towel to sop up the oil seems less than eco-conscious.

Sent by Keegan

Editor: That's a great question, Keegan. Readers, if you avoid paper towels, how do you drain or blot oil from fried foods? Any eco-friendly tips?

 

Related: Why Not? How To Go Paper Towel-Less in the Kitchen

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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