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Hi there, I have a question regarding things that are deep fried. I read that we cannot eat anything that has been deep fried in shared oil, like if fries are fried in same fryer as chicken nuggets and such.. but have also been told that the heat in the oil will kill the gluten on the fries.. and I was at a restaurant the other day and wanted yam fries, but was told they were cooked in the same fryer as the other breaded items.. yet a girl who was at restaurant who was also celiac ordered them and was fine... so can we eat fries that are in a shared fryer?? thx!

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Nope, we can not... period. It's cross contamination and will do damage even if it doesn't cause physical symptoms. It stinks, but there it is. There ARE places w/ dedicated fryers and I'm grateful for them!

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Unfortunately, you can't kill gluten, it isn't alive. You can burn it completely up at about 600 degrees. I think fryers are 350 -400 degrees. :angry:

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In another topic a while back, it was stated that to "denature" gluten with heat, it must be held at no less than 650 degrees for at least 30 minutes.

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Unfortunately, you can't kill gluten, it isn't alive. You can burn it completely up at about 600 degrees. I think fryers are 350 -400 degrees. :angry:

Sheesh. It might as well be alive seeing as how it "instigates" and causes our "living" immune system to destroy us.

But no we can't share the fryer. And I found out the hard way...

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Hi there, I have a question regarding things that are deep fried. I read that we cannot eat anything that has been deep fried in shared oil, like if fries are fried in same fryer as chicken nuggets and such.. but have also been told that the heat in the oil will kill the gluten on the fries.. and I was at a restaurant the other day and wanted yam fries, but was told they were cooked in the same fryer as the other breaded items.. yet a girl who was at restaurant who was also celiac ordered them and was fine... so can we eat fries that are in a shared fryer?? thx!

I heard the same thing at 2 restaurants now. A local Boston Pizza gave me there gluten free list and when saw fries on there I immediately inquired if they have a separate deep frier. I was told that because of the high temperature of the oil the fries did not become contaminated. I told the waitress that's not possible and not to give the fries to people with gluten allergies. But then I was at another restaurant last week and they said the same thing? This must be coming for somewhere? I would like to know more about it.

(on a side note has anyone tried Boston Pizza's gluten-free pizza?)

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I heard the same thing at 2 restaurants now. A local Boston Pizza gave me there gluten free list and when saw fries on there I immediately inquired if they have a separate deep frier. I was told that because of the high temperature of the oil the fries did not become contaminated. I told the waitress that's not possible and not to give the fries to people with gluten allergies. But then I was at another restaurant last week and they said the same thing? This must be coming for somewhere? I would like to know more about it.

(on a side note has anyone tried Boston Pizza's gluten-free pizza?)

I find that worrying. I was at burger place that does gluten free buns and they were very careful to warn me that the fryer was shared with breaded products and therefore a risk. Of course,I'd only been gluten free for a short time and I was stupid curious enough to want to test it and I found out the hard way that they (and all the warnings I'd read here) were right. Ugh.

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(on a side note has anyone tried Boston Pizza's gluten-free pizza?)

Their gluten free pizza isn't all that bad, I've only had it once. The gluten-free pizza bread soaks up a lot of the pizza sauce so it looks kinda dry but it isn't. Next time though I am going to ask for extra sauce because that's how I like it.

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I heard the same thing at 2 restaurants now. A local Boston Pizza gave me there gluten free list and when saw fries on there I immediately inquired if they have a separate deep frier. I was told that because of the high temperature of the oil the fries did not become contaminated. I told the waitress that's not possible and not to give the fries to people with gluten allergies. But then I was at another restaurant last week and they said the same thing? This must be coming for somewhere? I would like to know more about it.

(on a side note has anyone tried Boston Pizza's gluten-free pizza?)

It is an unfortunate urban legend. By the time the heat got to where gluten was not a problem, the whole fryer would go up in flames. Shared fryer food has made me quite sick in the past and I don't risk it any more. There are folks with silent celiac who can eat foods like shared fryer items with no symptoms. It's not clear what they are doing to their bodies over the long run.

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Completely false (about the fryer).

Gluten is thought to be denatured enough to not cause a celiac reaction at 600F, or 315C. That's 46F/115C to 120F/250C hotter than a fryer gets (depending on the method they use for frying).

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