Deep frying is a challenge and it is made easy by preparing your kitchen in advance. Start by choosing a large (4 quart or bigger), pan. You will also need 2 large slotted serving spoons to remove what you are frying from the oil. Have a large plate (or a cookie sheet) ready with a few layers of absorbent paper towels to place your fried items to drain the excess oil. Do not use olive oil! Plain vegetable oil is the best. It will not impart any flavor to your food. Keep your oil between 325°F and 350°F.