As deep frying involves hot oil, people are afraid of trying it at home. With simple tips you can enjoy this cooking. Just be sure that you don’t add food in the oil from a far distance, because this will not help but will increase the problems. When the food is added from longer distance, oil splashing chances increase too many folds. Always add food from minimal possible distance. A confident hand or handy tongs can be used. You can use spoons or sticks also for this purpose; just make sure that distance is not too great.
Adding food in ample amount will lower the oil temperature, which is not desired because it will make food greasy. Divide the food in smaller batches and add only one after another to get the best. If you are frying frozen food, make these batches even smaller; this will help to maintain the temperature within optimum limits. See the best tools for deep frying turkey.
Proper Oil disposal is necessary
Proper disposal of oil is highly necessary. Don’t pour it in the kitchen sink. Let the oil to cool down. Add it in a seal container and throw it away. You can also add it in the glass bottles.
Adjust the temperature correctly
When the food is added in the oil, its temperature will drop eventually. This will lead to sticky and greasy food. It is important to increase the heat at that time so temperature can be maintained. The ideal temperature to set between cooking is 325-375°F. Not too high and not too low; if you maintain between this temperature, crispy and golden crust will surely appear.
If the temperature exceeds the normal range and you see visible smoke, remove the pan carefully and instantly from the heat source.
After removing the food from the oil, place it on paper towels. In this way, excess oil will be absorbed efficiently and just after that add the seasons immediately because it is the perfect timings when they will adhere to the food surface.
…or save it for the future
Oils can be reused again and if saved properly you can reuse them even after a month. For proper storing, filter the oil and remove any food debris. Pour it in a container and place it in the cool and dark area. It will save the oil for many days. Not enough? Learn more here or here.