Whether you fry food or not, at least knowing how is a great skill to have. Learn how to fry like a pro and give Colonel Sanders a run for his money.
We figure there are two types of home cooks. Those who know how to fry and those who don’t. Let’s face it, since the “low-fat” craze hit in the 80’s and 90’s, frying on a daily basis has kind of become a lost art. We recognize that it’s not the healthiest way to prepare a dish, but it’s still good to keep the technique alive. Just in case we want to treat ourselves every now and then.
Since I learned to cook a little later than most, I don’t have a family technique or recipe in my back pocket. To be honest, I think I have only fried once in my entire life. But as I am always yearning to learn more and round out my skill set, I love a good tutorial on the basics.
America’s Test Kitchen are my go-to resource for learning reliable and fool-proof techniques and recipes. They are great place to develop basic knowledge and then experiment from there.
Whether you are an experienced fryer or newby like me, this tutorial is a must for ensuring crisp and tender fried food, every time!
The steps to a perfect fried meal include:
- Having the right tools
- Using an oil that reaches the correct temperature properly
- Not crowding the pan
- Knowing when to flip
- Knowing when and when not to cover
- Draining properly
WATCH: The pros at America’s Test Kitchen show you exactly how to fry with a perfect fried chicken demo
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