Cooking Tips: Cooking Perfectly Fried Foods
Do you love deep fried foods? Does the idea of French fries, chicken wins, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and other types of deep fried foods make your mouth water? If so, and you have tried preparing your own fried foods at home, you may be feeling a little bit frustrated because the fried foods that you are preparing just don’t seem to be as good as the deep fried foods you get when you order them at a restaurant.
While the perfectly crispy deep-fried whatever you like is moist, flaky and delightful, there is nothing worse than hoping to get that crispy deliciousness, only to find that you are sinking your teeth into oily and soggy food. Yuck! If you want to learn how to cook the perfectly prepared fried foods each and every time you set out to make them, then follow these useful and easy to follow tips.
Get the oil to the right temperature. The reason why fried foods that come out oily and not crispy do so is because they have not been cooked in oil that is set at the right temperature. If you want to get perfectly fried results each and every time you fry something, you are going to have to first make sure that your oil is set to the right temperature. Insert a frying thermometer into the fryer; the optimum temperature is between 350 and 375 degrees. Alternatively, if you don’t have frying thermometer, simply drop a bit of white bread into the oil and if it comes out golden brown in one minute, then you have reached a perfect temperature.
Use the right kind of oil. Always fry with either Canola or Peanut oil when deep frying. These oils are low in saturated fats, does not detract from the flavors of the food and has a high burning point.
Don’t overcrowd. Crows are never a fun thing, and the same holds true when you are deep frying. In order to fry the food properly, make sure that there is plenty of room around each of the items inside the fryer so that they oil can completely cook each item.
Dry your food. Drying off your food before you fry it can actually help with creating the perfectly fried foods. This will help reduce oil splatter, and it will also allow the food to be completely fried.
Don’t overfill oil. Never fill the fryer more than half way with oil. This can lead to food that is too saturated with oil, as well as lead to a dangerous situation.
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