This thrifty tip is short but sweet. If you ever fry foods, you can end up wasting a lot of paper towels by stacking them for your finished items to drain. To reduce the waste, use a section of newspaper and then place just ONE sheet of paper towel on the top. Your food stays clean by touching only the fresh paper towel, but you don't have the waste of layer upon layer.
One other option is to place your already fried food on a wire rack with a few sheets of newspaper underneath to catch any drips. The only drawback to this method is that you don't have the absorbency of the paper towel that can actually “pull” a bit more of the grease out of the food. But, it IS similar to the method used by most restaurants, so it can't be that bad!
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