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A direct-heat cooking method using oil, butter, or other fat.

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What can be used safely (e.g. basalt “hot stones”) to fill volume of shallow pan for deep frying?

I have an electric hot pot that would be good for deep frying as it automatically controls heat. However, the pot itself is more of a pan - shallow and wide. I was thinking of things I could put in ...
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Why do you need buttermilk to marinate chicken before frying?

Why do fried chicken recipes recommend marinating the chicken in buttermilk before frying? Is this absolutely necessary? If so, then How long should you marinate chicken in buttermilk before frying?
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Doesn't wagyu beef need to rest?

One of the core advices when cooking beef is to allow it to rest at least five minutes before cutting it. But I have seen several videos where Japanese chefs cuts the wagyu beef into small pieces ...
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How should I fry onions without burning them?

Lots of recipes begin with something along the lines of "fry onions in oil until tender/soft/translucent". When I do this I often find that the onions end up burning before they have softened. What ...
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Is there a way to treat any firm cheese so that it can be fried?

Something like halloumi can be fried directly, other firm cheeses melt before it's done. Can they be treated somehow so that they don't melt too soon?
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When to cook week old moose meat? [duplicate]

I have obtained a large chunk of approximately week old moose meat that has been never stored in a freezer. I'm planning to eat it during the next week or two. I cut it to 8 smaller steak-sized ...
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How to prevent shami kabab from breaking at the time of frying them?

I am making shami kabab, but the kababs are breaking when fried although the pre-frying mixture is hard. What should I do to prevent them from breaking? It spoils their look.
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How long and at what temperature and with what oil should doughnuts be fried?

I just gave this recipe a try and the results were as follows: The first doughnuts to be fried, sat in for the full time period listed in the recipe (3 minutes each side) and came out nearly black. ...
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Is it possible to freeze my own 'oven-fry' crumbed food items?

I cook quite a lot for a less able person, who would find it impossible to shallow fry the fish-cakes I make for her, but who would be quite capable of taking them from frozen, or defrosting them, and ...
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How can I get rid of as much oil from my schnitzel after deep-frying it?

My issue with my favorite food is that it has so much oil in it. I'm using simple sunflower oil to deep-fry my schnitzel and it comes out delicious, but it has too much oil in it. I use napkins to ...
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name of the process of heating butter to give it the special aroma

One of common toppings for fruit pierogi and several other dishes, usually sweet, is butter that has been melted and heated on a skillet/saucepan until it got a somewhat deeper golden color, and a ...
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Is cooking with an air fryer similar, nutritionally, to baking?

Irrelevant context: I've been borrowing a friend's air fryer, and I love how fast it cooks! So much that I'm considering getting one of my own to cook 80% of my meals with. But, my girlfriend is ...
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Why are my beignets hollow?

Can anyone explain what's going wrong with my beignets? The first time I made them they were perfect. Since then they've come out completely hollow. Like just a shell with nothing at all inside. As ...
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Why does my De Buyer pan cause food to burn?

My De Buyer Mineral B Element iron fry pan burns everything I cook, even though I’ve been using low to medium heat with non-stick foods (mostly potatoes) and canola oil. The pan has been seasoned with ...
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standard way to make crispy sweet potato fries?

I've been looking for a way to fry (not bake) sweet potatoes, maybe like the double-fry method for russet and russet-like potatoes, to get a crispy exterior. Maybe I'm missing something but I'm ...
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Why are we frying in the oil, but not in any other liquid? (besides the temperature)

Yes, water is boiling at ~100°C (212 F), but boiling point also depends from the pressure. If we could achieve 180°C (350 F) for water, at very high pressure, could we fry something in that water? Or ...
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Is there any healthy and clean trick to stop oil splatter? [duplicate]

I gave mixing the oil with salt a bash, but the pan was grim to clean afterwards, and it seems like it's probably pretty unhealthy. I realise that I could thaw out food first, but I don't have a ...
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How to batter something wet?

I'm trying to batter a frozen egg but the egg melts as I try to batter it and it falls off about half the time. I notice when I cool the batter mixture and flour mixture before hand it has a better ...
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How best to cook frozen (homemade, not store-bought) blintzes?

I made some blintzes from this recipe, and froze them as indicated in the note at the end. You'll notice that the recipe only gives instructions for cooking fresh blintzes, not frozen. When it comes ...
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Which oil is best for Zeppole? [duplicate]

Which oil is best for frying Italian doughnuts?
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If oil starts to smoke, does that mean it's already gone toxic? [duplicate]

When heating oil sometimes I notice smoke comes out and this sets home smoke detector off. At this point I lower the fire or just add food. Does this mean that it's already hit the smoking point and ...
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Can you make fries with coconut oil?

I have seen some recipes saying you can cook fries with coconut oil. The temperature for fries seems to be 350f however this is also the smoking point for unrefined coconut oil. Does this mean you ...
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Why can't I put food on the pan while the stove is heating up?

I see a lot of cooks and chefs heat up the pan first, then add oil/butter, then add the ingredients into the pan. Is there a particular reason why they don't put stuff on the pan and then turn on the ...
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Belgian Frites - French Fries [duplicate]

In Belgium fries are super popular. They taste really amazing and are very different than the common American french fry. My question is, what is the secret to replicate a Belgian style french fry. ...
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How do I encourage funnel cake cohesion?

I tried making funnel cakes this weekend. The recipes I looked at were all very similar, basically pancake batter that is deep fried. I used this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/...
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Is there any danger slicing pickles hours before frying them?

I am frying pickles later tonight, and I would like to pre-cut all my slices to fry. Is there any reason I shouldn't cut them then put them back in the jar for later?
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Can coconut oil be used for frying?

I found various contradicting sources as to whether coconut oil can be used for frying or not. Some claim it is "The ideal oil for frying" as it has a high smoking point, while some say it is not ...
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My induction stove does not evenly heat a frying pan. Is it broken or am I doing something wrong?

I have used a Kenmore Elite induction stove after moving about 6 months ago from a gas range and it has many good qualities but no matter what I try I can't get it to heat evenly when frying food. ...
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How high (height-wise) should the oil be for frying chicken?

I thought the point of fried chicken is to have enough oil to deep fry it, but I've seen a lot of recipe discussing to fry the chicken for x-time, then flip over and fry for y-time. Does this mean ...
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How to prevent smoke detector from triggering while using my air fryer [duplicate]

I'm using an air fryer to make things like potatoes, fish or carrots. Every single time some amount of smoke (apparently oil) comes out of it and some almost translucent smoke probably from the food. ...
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Should I fry mushooms before adding to a red meat sauce?

I'm planning on making a pressure cooker sauce using tomatoes, ground beef, sausages and wine — a classic Italian American spaghetti sauce. The method is to sweat onions, carrots, celery and garlic ...
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How do I make french fries that are crispy inside and out?

I want to make french fries that are crispy through and through. These days, it's very popular to "double fry" them, resulting in fries that are crispy on the outside and white and fluffy on the ...
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Frying bison steaks

I was told to cook beef and bison the exact same. I normally fry the steaks in a frying pan about 5 minutes on each side and let rest to cook the rest of the way. When I do this for bison steaks it ...
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Fry frozen chicken [duplicate]

When I planned to fry a chicken, I forgot to get it out of the freezer earlier. I tried to fry it on low heat, so that it can defreeze slowly. Not only is this method really bad for the meat quality, ...
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Can I save peanut oil from turkey fryer after rain?

I just fried my first turkey and left the oil outside to cool. While we were inside enjoying the turkey we realized it had been raining for a while. I didn't have a lid on the pot. I was planning on ...
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How to proceed when you have a marinade of beef in spices, tomato, vinegar and onion?

I followed this recipe of beef vindaloo, last night, triple checking everything written there. Since I don't have a spice grinder, I put the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, salt and spices in a ...
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Can lamb chops be light fried\sauteed to fully done and how long does it take?

I always thought sauteeing or pan frying with 1-2 tablespoons of oil was for thin cuts of meat. As such it isnt suited for lamb chops. I've been watching some videos on youtube they sautee the chops ...
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Why boiling burns food once water evaporates but sauteing doesn't?

Suppose I cook a curry and add oil and water at the beginning, if during cooking all the pots water evaporates the food burns. when I saute same meal without adding any water I notice the food doesn't ...
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Trouble frying an egg on a stainless steel pan

I recently purchased a stainless steel pan from AllClad, but I'm struggling to use it. Food, and in particular eggs, seem to stick readily to the pan, making it hard to use. There is a question on ...
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How to keep a rolled cabbage leaf (stalk leaf not the outer leaf) in place?

I am growing white cabbages and have an idea to use the stalk leaves (not the outer leaves of the cabbage) in the same way as fried zucchini/courgette flowers. I want to roll the (raw) leaves (...
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Is reheating partially fried fish safe?

A street side stall selling fish fries them two times for convenience.Initially they fry the fish for 70%, then keep it for 10 to 20 minutes. When a customer comes they fully fry that fish. Is this ...
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Save de-glazed pan drippings?

I just de-glazed my new All Clad pan after frying up some chicken breasts. I was not sure how to get the pan clean so I de-glazed it with water. Should I keep that for making broth or something or ...
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Questions about battering and frying chicken

I like to fry up chicken occasionally and I've used a few different methods over the years. Typically my recipe is something like: Place milk or egg in one dish Place a flour mixture in another Drag ...
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Why some vegetables are good to fry, and not others?

Is there a biological reason why some vegetables are "good" to fry on a pan while some others are not? I would readily fry onions (from "a little bit" up to "brown" or "caramelized"), leek (but just ...
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How long can oil sit for?

My brother is having a go at me because I apparently destroyed his Tefal fryer because I left the oil sitting. He said that "the oils been sitting too long, it's messed up the wiring underneath, and ...
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Why do some say my fried chicken tastes like peanut butter?

When I cook fried chicken, my friends sometimes claim it tastes like peanut butter--especially after it sits for a while after cooking. Why? I know I'm not the only one who has encountered this ...
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White stains that make potatoes sticking to my iron frying pan

I've got a well seasoned, never soap washed iron frying pan that I love and take care. This pan used to work well and not stick at all. Untill now. There are now small white stains that make potatoes ...
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how to fry eggs 200+ with no green and no breakage

How can I get my kitchens to fry eggs that dont go green and dont break - we fry about 300+ on gas in pans of 15 or so, put them into hotel pans & stand in bain marie until time
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What causes butter to “hiss” in the frying pan until I shake it?

When frying an egg, I drop about a tablespoon of room temperature butter in the frying pan and turn it on medium flame. As it's melting, it starts to make a hissing sound, and bubbles a bit. Then, I ...
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Are paper kitchen towels food-safe?

When I fry pierogi or potatoes, and even though the oil I use is minimal, I try to maximize the oil I discard by letting the fried food sit on a paper kitchen towel to cool down. (Specifically, "...