Crunch Munch: Tips and Tricks for Frying Foods

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You’re looking to make a family snack, but you’ve experienced some trouble with deep frying that makes it seem like the least attractive option. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, and frying your food doesn’t always seem as easy as it looks. 

If you’re looking to make deep-frying a pain free process, we’ve included some tips and tricks to make your life easier. 

Cut in equal pieces 

One of the worst problems that you can run into while you’re frying is having food unequally cooked and needing to place it back in the fryer. You want your deep frying experience to be as easy and fluid as possible, and going through food making sure it was fried thoroughly probably isn’t in your game plan. In order to avoid this try to keep your food uniform and similar in size and proportion. This way you will know that all of your food has been cooked properly. 

Don’t fry in a pot 

Many people who do not have a dedicated deep fryer might attempt to deep fry their foods in a deep pot. This can be dangerous because the oil is quite flammable and if any boils over you could be looking at a grease fire. It’s best to invest in your own deep fryer or borrow one from a friend instead of using a pot. According to a Fry Daddy Review some deep fryers may have automatic temperature settings, which is better than playing with the temperature on your stovetop. If you’re worried about dealing with the large basket that comes with deep fryers, there are alternatives that use ladles insteads. 

Using the right oil

Frying Foods

All oils are not created equal, and while you might be tempted to grab any old oil off the shelf this can change the taste of your food. Olive oil and extra virgin olive oil have a low smoke point and they can introduce some unwanted flavours into your food. Vegetable oil is the prime choice if you’re looking to really bring out the natural taste of whatever you are eating. Grape seed oil is also a safe bet, it doesn’t have a low smoke point and like vegetable oil it won’t taint the taste of your meal. 

Season post-frying 

We generally tend to season them first and then worry about cooking most of our food. Frying your foods is the exception to this rule, salt can reduce the smoking temperature of oils, similar to how it helps water boil. It can also cause unnecessary splashes that might catch your arms. When you’re seasoning after frying the grease will help hold the salt and spices in place better than it would otherwise.  

Always practice caution when you’re working with hot oil, and remember you’re working with a flammable substance. Keep kids and pets out of the kitchen while you are cooking away, and don’t cook your food in a pot. After including these suggestions into your frying style, you’re sure to make an easy snack that the whole family is going to love.

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