Questions tagged [deep-frying]

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fluffiness of medu vada without baking soda

How do we keep the medu vada batter fluffy without adding baking soda? I would like to use it less, hence trying to find a substitute for the ingredient, or better if the technique for cooking medu ...
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Deep frying vs air frying temperature equivalence

TL/DR. Is there a general rule that can be applied for converting from deep frying recipes temperatures to air frying? If so, what's the rule? When converting recipes from deep frying to air frying, I'...
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Easiest way to strain fry oil?

What is the easiest way to strain fry oil? I strain fry oil so it can be reused. I've been using cheesecloth put inside a funnel. It works but it's a bit messy and a hassle. Is there a better ...
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How can I make Chinese chicken fingers like in the northeast USA?

Does anyone know how to duplicate the chicken fingers found at Chinese restaurants in the Boston area? The batter on them is very puffy, and doesn't really conform to the shape of the chicken. Google ...
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What’s the science behind thenkuzhal (its a crispy snack, crispy hollow tubes)?

How/why does the hollow form inside this crispy snack? It is made from rice flour dough. For more details please check https://kalaskalai.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/thaenkuzhal-murukku/
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How do I make Chicken 65 crunchy?

My older sister keeps telling me that the Chicken 65 she had at a restaurant had this crunchy taste and since I've made this recipe twice now: I've been unable to get that crunch. I believed that it ...
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Deep fryer oil guidelines

Where can I find food safety guidelines on how to handle reusing deep fryer oil several times for a variety of different foods. I imagine that oil used only for vegetables can be reused for longer (...
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Is there an effective way to remove or neutralize the smell of fried food? [duplicate]

Meal prep tonight included lots of deep frying (canola oil). Hours later the smell persists very strongly. We have the AC on, but aside from that are looking for a way to neutralize the "fried ...
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Does saturated fat result in crispier fried food?

I was watching this video of Kenji making Kung Pao chicken, in which he claims that frying in saturated fat results in crispier food. Is there any truth to this? I found this page stating saturated ...
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What type of vegetable oil should I use for tempura?

If I want to make a really superior vegetable or seafood tempura, what kind of oil should I use, and what temperature should I heat it to? I've been using refined peanut oil (Lion & Globe brand) ...
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What caused my electric deep fryer to overcook violently?

Last week, I was preparing dinner for my family. I didn't have much time, so I bought some frozen potato-balls to deep fry. Everything went well, I fried 2 or 3 batches without any problems, and also ...
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How to maintain oil temperature when deep frying at home?

I was frying chicken and I noticed the amount of time needed to fry the chicken and how dark the batter will end up depends largely on the temperature of the oil. The problem is, the oil temperature ...
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Can I use German flour Type 405 for a recipe that needs self-rising flour?

I'm totally new to baking/using flour in general. I'm wondering if Type 405 is enough for a recipe that specifies "self-rising flour". Germany's Flour Type 405 is equivalent to pastry flour. Pastry ...
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Why are my commercial fries going soggy almost immediately?

I really like the french fries from a nearby takeaway shop, so I asked if I could buy a bag of commercial fries (par-cooked then flash frozen) from him, which he agreed to. However, my chips turn out ...
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How do I eliminate a lingering smell of fried food?

Some great friends of ours cooked us an amazing meal in our home three nights ago. The meal included gourmet french fries cooked in a home use deep fryer. While the fries were outstanding the ...
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Minimum amount of oil that should be used in deep fryer

I have bought a 3 liter deep fryer. There was a 1.5 liter one available too but I wanted a larger basket. This 3 liter deep fryer requires 2.5 liters oil minimum. I had no idea about this. This ...
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Egg replacement for fried chicken

I often make fried chicken fingers the traditional way with an egg and milk covered cutlet dredged in seasoned flour, however my girlfriend is now on not only a gluten-free diet, but also a hypo-...
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Deep frying with tallow in a stainless steel pot

I do not have access to a cast iron pot, only a thin, lightweight stainless steel pot. Will I be able to deep fry potato slices in beef tallow in it? I am afraid the heat distribution will be ...
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How are Belgian fries different than the average French fries found in North America?

How do Belgian fries differ from the French fries we are accustomed to eat in the US and Canada in such places as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and so on? Is it the variety of potato, the ...
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Using a deep fryer for fish

Does using a deep fryer for fish effect 1: the taste of other things fried in the oil. 2: how frequently the oil needs to be replaced or stored between uses. In short do I need separate oil for ...
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I have a built in deep fryer outside. Is it safe to leave oil in it

I have a commercial grade built in deep fryer that I put in my outdoor kitchen. I have been using it for awhile now and I just leave the oil in the fryer and put a stainless steel cover on it. The ...
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Can I leave cauliflower florets in batter overnight for making Gobi Manchurian?

So I have this potluck party coming up tomorrow and I am supposed to bring an Indo Chinese version of these dishes - Gobi Manchurian and Veg Hakka Noodles! Since I am the only one who will be doing ...
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Why should I put a whole onion in the turkey fryer?

Happy Thanksgiving! I am getting ready to fry a turkey and the instructions say that I should put a whole onion in with the turkey and oil. What would be the purpose of this? Thanks!
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Frying a turkey while snowing

Light snow is in the forecast for Thanksgiving. I plan on deep frying the turkey. I have deep fried turkey before. I know what to do and what not to do: I wear layers of clothing, goggles, lower/...
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On a naked chicken (skin on, but no coating, batter) is there any benefit of double frying?

So I have stumbled upon a recipe on seriouseats about double frying chicken wings in this case to get it to the most crispy buffalo wings possible. It makes me think will it helps with getting “ayam ...
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Attempted deep frying smoke fiasco

I recently tried deep frying some chicken and it went horribly wrong. The oil started to smoke so much that I had to step outside because it was so thick. Even after I brought the Dutch oven I was ...
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USDA Oil Regulation

I know this might not be a question to ask on here but was hoping maybe someone might be in the deep frying industry and could help since I've been on hold for over 1 hour and nothing yet. Does ...
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Best way to hold deep-fried foods?

If I'm deep-frying foods and want to hold batches of them so I can serve a large amount all at once, or even prepare a couple hours ahead, what's the best way to hold them until ready to serve? ...
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How to prevent the breading residue sticking in chicken fry?

Recently I have been trying to fry chicken in KFC style. I marinate the chicken for over 3 hours or more. I bread the chicken just before frying. First 2-3 batch of chicken i.e 12-15 pieces turned ...
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Does oil oxidation create trans fats?

I am considering switching to beef tallow for my high heat cooking, as it has a high smoke point and is a saturated fat (which means, that it does not oxidize easily). Also recent randomized control ...
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Does adding flour before egg coating and breadcrumbs help sticking?

When deep frying chicken, assuming: flour and seasonings egg and milk mix breadcrumbs does the first layer of flour help the egg to stick better? Why not just add seasonings to the breadcrumbs and ...
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Consistently getting cannoli shells off their molds easily

When I fry cannoli shells, I find that about a quarter of them -- apparently at random -- stick to their molds so that they are hard or impossible to remove without breaking. The two tactics I use to ...
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Can I deep fry food in butter instead of vegetable oil?

I was wondering if it is possible to deep fry food that would normally be fried in vegetable oil in butter or lard instead? Will the result be different?
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Method for caramelizing Goat Cheese Balls without Breading?

I was recently at a restaurant where I was served fried balls of goat cheese. They were white, oily, very slightly browned, and appeared to be without any breading. The outside of the balls were sweet....
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How to imitate commercial fried chicken?

I'm trying to develop my own "secret" fried chicken recipe, something that is similar to Popeye's or Church's. I'm a LONG ways from getting there. Here's what I did in my last experiment: Chicken was ...
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I'm trying to make cheddar sticks from scratch

What are common commercial food additives that keep the cheese 'melty', but not runny? I have tried making fried cheddar sticks but the cheese just oozes out, like thick water... Freezing first? ...
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Beer batter fish, keeping the breading from peeling right off while eating?

A few months back I made beer-batter fish. I don't remember the exact recipe I used but I think I got it from foodnetwork.com. I fried in vegetable oil at 350. Everything came out OK, but the ...
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Can I safely mix beef tallow and canola oil in a tabletop fryer with a submersible element?

I'm working on Belgium-style frites at home and would like to get as close as possible to the traditional recipe. I know that they would traditionally be double fried in beef-tallow, but I have a ...
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What's the difference between a deep fryer and a chip pan?

As described in the Wikipedia article, a chip pan is a pan that contains oil for frying. The oil is heated to a high temperature, and then usually a metal basket is lowered into the pan for frying of ...
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Frying chicken wings all the way through

I have tried deep frying chicken wings few times. The first time I tried it, the oil was heated a lot and I continued Frying it until it was crisp outside,but when ate it, it was not cooked all the ...
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How to deep fry cauliflower?

I tried to deep fry cauliflowers (without breading; I am NOT making tempura), but they turned out soft. I have seen that done on TV where cauliflowers are freshly deep-fried and turn out to be ...
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Can you deep fry a frozen egg? Is it advisable?

I read in a manga (shokugeki no soma chapter 170) the main protagonist froze an egg, then removed the shell and dipped it in tempura batter, making a dish that seems impossible to be created in ...
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Is there such thing as a chimichilada?

So a burrito is made with a flour tortilla; it is wet if you put sauce on it. An enchilada is basically just a wet burrito, but made with a corn tortilla. A chimichanga is a deep fried burrito. ...
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Frying Oil Reuse

What are some guidelines or rules with regard to filtering and reusing (vegetable/canola/sunflower) oil that has been used for deep frying? Is it safe and acceptable under some circumstances to ...
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What's common to pie crusts and deep fried battered foods? [closed]

A member of my family gets migraines when he consumes certain foods. I'm trying to nail down which component of these foods is the trigger. What do pie crusts and deep fried battered foods (eg onion ...
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Baking batter-covered chicken instead of frying?

Yesterday I made Sweet Chicken according to this recipe: ding! It was very good. However, I really don't like making and eating deep fried food, so I figured I should try oven-baking the chicken. But ...
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How do I get my spring rolls crispy?

I tried making spring rolls last night and for whatever reason they turned out soggy and I was generally disappointed. I cooked them in about 5cm vegetable oil in a wok that was on a pretty high heat ...
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Can a steak be deep fried in clarified butter?

Steaks can be deep fried and this is usually done with an oil with a high smoke point. People seem to report reasonably good results with this. I'd like to deep fry with butter as this would impart ...
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Deep-Frying stuffed mushrooms?

I got stuffed mushrooms at the butcher's today with minced meat inside them. Would it be a good idea to deep-fry them; and if so on how many degrees would you do so?
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How to fry tortillas for poori?

Whenever I deep fry tortillas to use as poori (as in halwa poori) it becomes very crispy and hard. I want to know how can I keep ot soft? I use uncooked tortillas.