Click through the slideshow to learn the 9 steps to successful deep-frying.
9 Steps to Successful Deep-Frying
3. Frying Thermometer
Oils have smoke points and flash points. The smoke point is the temperature at which the oil begins to break down and emit vapors, and the flash point is the point at which it will spontaneously ignite. Do not exceed this.
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Deep-frying food is fun and delicious, and with these tips, we hope to improve the experience and, of course, keep it safe. And despite the continued proliferation of fad diets and a general health craze sweeping the nation, sometimes there just isn't a substitute for deep-fried goodness, especially when the craving strikes.
There's nothing quite like a freshly fried shrimp tempura emerging from a deep-fryer, homemade sweet potato chips, or some good old fried chicken, or, for you naughty folk out there, deep-fried Oreos, Twinkies, and homemade doughnuts.
Whatever catches your fancy, we hope that this collection of tips will help you succeed with your next deep-frying adventure. And, as always, please dispose of or reuse your oil responsibly. Don't pour it down the sink or reuse after frying fish. That's just plain nasty.
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