7 Everyday Frying Tips & Tricks
Deep frying may not be the most healthy of cooking methods, but it sure does produce delicious, mouthwatering food. Practically anything can be deep fried, from candy bars to pickles. If you’re new to the process, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help give you the perfect flavorful and crunchy coating. Enjoy!
1. Foaming Fails: Oil foam happens when oil breaks down due to high heat and overuse. Foaming oil should not be used; discard properly.
2. Temp Tricks: Heat oil to the proper temperature. If it’s too hot, it will burn the coating before the food is cooked on the inside. If it’s too cool, it will soak in and make foods soggy and oily. Use a cooking thermometer.
3. Best Bacon: Bacon likes lower heats for pan-frying. Cooking at a lower heat will lessen shrinking, burning and curled edges.
4. Bacon Bites: Don’t fry whole slices of bacon for crumbling. Chop or cut raw bacon into small pieces and cook until crispy. No nibbling!
5. Dunk And Cover: Dunk chicken in buttermilk with salt and pepper, then cover in seasoned all-purpose flour. This will help make a light, crispy outside for fried chicken.
6. Be Cool: Give fried chicken a chance to rest and cool down. Immediately after frying, it’s terribly hot and can cause burns.
7. Go Deep: Cooking in a cast iron pan makes delicious fried chicken. Select a deep pan that will hold enough oil to cook the chicken completely and safely.