8 Frying Tips & Tricks
With health consciousness at such a high point these days, many people do not deep fry foods. But sometimes some fried food is just what you want! If you're going to consume the calories, make sure that the food is perfectly fried with these deep fat frying tips. Learn the simple tips and tricks for crispy, crunchy and golden fried foods plus choosing the best oil for deep frying at home.
1. Avoid Springy Tongs
Spring-loaded tongs aren’t safe for frying. If your fingers slip, you might get burned by the oil or make a mess of your kitchen.
2. Fight the Flames
A range with a metal hood is safest when it comes to frying. If a fire occurs, flames from can shoot 2 to 3 feet in the air, catching shelves on fire.
3. Tight And Thick
When frying, choose tight-fitting, thick, long-sleeved clothing. This will prevent burns from splattering hot oil.
4. Small Selections
Small pieces fry better at higher temperatures. You’ll achieve a crispier, less greasy result.
5. Crazy Cooling
Add pieces to your fryer separately. Adding too much at once cools the oil quickly.
6. Know When To Throw: You can reuse fryer oil but change it when it becomes dark. Not doing so will make foods taste the same and can cause a rancid taste.
7. Paper Pats: When removing food from the fryer, allow excess oil to drip back into the pan. Spread food on a paper towel on a plate to absorb remaining oil.
8. Fat Fables: Pan-frying food is not necessarily unhealthy. When it’s done properly, very little oil is actually absorbed and eaten.