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Why should you add ingredients one by one in a pan fry (for fajitas)?

You are considering all the right things here, and I would encourage you to keep observing and experimenting as you cook to help develop your intuition. The key points are: Some of the cooking ...
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Browning food too large for a frying pan

Grill, oven, or broiler can all work. Specific temperatures for the oven are not necessary, because ovens vary wildly and are rarely that precise. You can just think in terms of low (200 - 300F/93 - ...
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Fried chicken variation

There a numerous variations for making fried chicken. There is no problem with any of your steps. Recipes include marination, cooking before frying, and liquid batters. It probably won't be KFC-...
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Sputtering Avocado Oil at High Temps

Sputtering usually means there's water present, so your oil must have some sort of water contamination. It's probably condensation left over from washing your bottle. You can determine this by pouring ...
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How long can you marinade chicken, keeping it in the fridge?

I would suggest going with the advice of the USDA over Nestle corporation. That said, the USDA site does not state that longer than 2 days is unsafe, rather that marinades, which tend to be acidic, ...
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Browning food too large for a frying pan

Browning comes from cooking at a high temperature. The problem with overcrowding a pan is that water/liquids will come out of whatever you're cooking, and water is super-effective at taking heat away. ...
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How to best fry burger patties/ cutlets?

"We eat meat seldom so we only buy high quality beef, freshly minced at the butchers store, if that is of importance to the question." It's extremely important -- properly butchered high ...
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How to best fry burger patties/ cutlets?

I have to admit I don't either measure the temperature nor the exact time a burger is cooked for; I use experience & a prod with a finger. When it looks & feels right, it's done. I would very ...
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Could frying oil seep through food?

In a properly cooked, deep fried item, the internal temperature cannot exceed the boiling point of water (100C or 212F), and we are often looking to cook to a lower temperature than that to avoid over ...
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