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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Deep Frying

A cooking technique used by completely submerging foods in hot fat or oil. By doing this you are giving the food a crispy exterior and a moist, flavorful interior. Insulate the foods from direct contact with the oil with a standard breading (coats foods with flour, egg wash and then breadcrumbs), a simple flouring or a tempura batter such as soda or beer. The coating creates a barrier between the fat and the food. The fried food should have a crisp, delicate texture and most of the time (depending on what you are frying) a beautiful golden brown crust around the food.
Before deep frying you should trim the food and cut into uniform pieces for even frying and season food before applying the breading, flour or batter. Be careful while using this technique as hot oil may pop when certain foods are place in the oil. Note, this is a quick cooking method for certain foods, so different foods frying times may vary.

Steps for deep frying:
  1. Bring oil to desired temperature (usually between 325°F and 375°F, depending on what foods are being fried).
  2. Apply breading or coating to food.
  3. Carefully place food into oil and cook until food is done.
  4. Carefully remove food from fryer (place on a paper towel to absorb the access oil)
  5. Check the temperature and quality of the food
  6. Serve immediately (be very careful when eating foods right out of the oil, may be extremely hot)