When frying schnitzel, is it best to heat up your pan first, then add oil; or add oil cold, then heat ? Also, olive, or veg. oil?
Also, heat slowly, or crank up the heat right away ?
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Heat the oil slow to medium; have a proper thermometer on hand to have the temperature near 325F to 350F
If you warm your pan too much and drop in the oil, it will probably explode and burn you and maybe be set on fire.
Be careful to do this in a deep pan; I do this in a dutch oven (something like a Creuset).
As for the oil; use a high smoke point oil (peanut oil, Sunflower Oil).