Last Call: David Tyree's helmet catch and how to fry chicken like a pro

Photo: Samuli Vainionpää/Getty Images
Photo: Samuli Vainionpää/Getty Images
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

David Tyree’s helmet catch

As a Giants fan, I’m staring down Super Bowl LII like it’s a Presidential election: I guess the Eagles are the lesser of the evils? Anyway, this whole damn season and postseason was depressing so I’ve been consoling myself with YouTube clips of the 2008 David Tyree catch on loop. [Kate Bernot]


How to fry like a pro

Readers of The Takeout know what big fans we are of America’s Test Kitchen. Any technique on their television show or one of their books, you know, has been tested, refined, and perfected. They have never done me wrong. In this video, you’ll learn some common pitfalls of deep frying. The key really is to invest in a digital thermometer, which for around $20, has yielded far more returns than the initial investment. [Kevin Pang]

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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I’m the first to call bullshit on status gadgets like the instapot, but I threw away a fistful of cheap thermometers this year and bought a Thermapen. I had three dodgy digitals that didn’t agree with each other (when they worked), and four analog ones that would calibrate at either freezing or boiling, but not both.