Originally Posted by dex
Would a oil splatter screen work - I saw them once - you put it over a pan that you are frying chicken in.
It might, so long as it was made of metal. Mine has little "legs" on it to help keep it on the rim of a pot -- that could be inconvenient if I'm trying to balance it on an oven rack.
Now that I'm thinking of it, though, I'm not sure it would work, because the mesh is so fine that air circulation through the crust would be limited. The mesh is fine enough to keep oil spatters from escaping -- I'm thinking that the larger screen of Al's would allow for more air/moisture exchange and therefore a crispier crust.