Deep-frying tips, how to
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reach the correct temperature:
Deep-frying is done at 175-190°C/350-375°F. Too cold oil courses fat food.
If you do not have a electrical deep fryer, try this: put a little dice white bread in the pan, when it's brown in 30 seconden the oil is hot enough.
When making oilballs, tempura and other deep fryer batter recipes a drop of dough must bounce back to the surface immediately. And for potato chips or french fries just drop a thin slice potato in the oil: it will raise to the surface immediately when the correct temperature has been reached.
clean frying fat (NOT OIL !):
Fill a large pan with cold water and pour the warm (not hot !! ) frying fat (no oil ! ) in.
Dirt will sink and the fat will clot at the surface. Chill for one night and remove the fat. Dry the fat with a piece kitchen paper.
First published: April 12, 2003, Netherlands
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