Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Deep Fryer Cooking - A Beginner's Guide to Perfect Food


Visitors: 386

Deep-frying is something that a lot of people have never tried and instead have left to the fast food outlets and restaurants. Deep-frying is actually quite easy though, when you know how it is done, and a deep fryer is the cleanest, safest way of deep-frying your food.

How a Deep Fryer Works

It is important to read the deep fryer instructions carefully because different fryers work in different ways. You will also need to have the correct oil to cook with because oils need different cooking times and the results vary depending, which oil you use.

Pour the oil into the deep fryer, keeping it well below the indicated max fill line. If there is no max fill line, check the instructions. You will need enough oil so your food is immersed but do not fill it right up because your food will displace some of the oil.

There will be a temperature control on the machine, either a button or a knob. Some fryers let you know when the oil has reached the right temperature but if your machine does not have this feature, you will need to use a thermostat or drop a cube of crustless white bread into the fryer. If it turns golden brown after one minute, the oil is at the right temperature for deep-frying.

If the oil is too hot, the food will be cooked on the outside and still partially raw inside. If the oil is not hot enough, the food will soak it up and come out soggy.

Put the food into the fryer, using a slotted spoons or tongs if there is no basket in the fryer. Do not put too much food in at once because this cooking method is fast and cooking in batches is quick and easy.

If you are frying frozen food, try to brush off as many ice crystals as you can because they can cause spattering when they come into contact with the hot oil. Close the deep fryer lid if there is one, while the food cooks. Keep an eye on the clock to time your cooking and then remove the cooked food with the basket, slotted spoon, or tongs. Drain it on paper towels to absorb excess grease.

Delicious Deep Fried Chicken Recipes

Chicken is one of the most popular foods for deep-frying because this cooking method gives such great results. Homemade deep fried chicken is just as good as anything you might get from a Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant and it is so much more cost effective and convenient to make your own.

In addition, you are not limited to the KFC side dish options at home. You can make whatever you like to go with your fried chicken, such as baked beans and mashed garlic potatoes or a chili dipping sauce or anything else you fancy.

Using a deep fat fryer means you can make a KFC fried chicken recipe whenever you want to, in the comfort of your own home. Deep-frying is easy and fast and the results are great.

If you want to learn how to make the very best fried chicken recipes using a deep fat fryer, check out our tips, tricks, and delicious fried chicken batter recipes at and be inspired. We have many recipes from traditional fried chicken to Caribbean chicken and much more. If you are looking for some great recipes or tips on cooking fried chicken of your own, the site will be very helpful. Whether you want a quick and easy fried chicken, an extra crispy one, or an old fashioned fried chicken, you're sure to find it there. Fried chicken recipes like our southern fried chicken with a wonderful crispy batter.

If you are in the mood for fried chicken with an international flavor why not try one of our international fried chicken recipes. These include such tasty recipes as our Fried Caribbean Chicken Recipe and other fried chicken taste from around the world. Nothing but fried chicken and southern fried chicken of all kinds. Also find informative articles related to chicken and other interesting information like cooking tips and more.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
The Many Ways of Cooking Mexican Food
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

A Beginner's Guide On How To Make Coffee - The Perfect Cup

by: Athanasios G. (March 08, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Coffee)

Cooking and Eating Italian Food - Delicious Food For the Family

by: Wendy Pan (October 02, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

Insider's Guide to Cooking With Smoke - Tips Almost Guaranteed to Improve Your ..

by: Kevin Woodward (August 25, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Cooking Tips)

Why Do You Doubt: Healthy Food + Good Cooking = Healthy Cooking?

by: Chef Todd Mohr (May 26, 2010) 
(Food and Drink/Cooking Tips)

Deep Breathing For Stress Reduction And Food Health

by: Debbie Schroeder (July 16, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness)

MapleStory Guide and Tips - Leveling Guide For Beginner Maplers

by: Donald Lim (February 11, 2008) 
(Computers and Technology/Games)

How Sensible Is Cooking Your Own Dog Or Cat Food?

by: John Birch (January 26, 2008) 

A Little About Indian Food Cooking

by: Munus Shankar (October 28, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Cooking Tips)

About Chinese Food and Cooking

by: Keith Yao (December 07, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

The Many Ways of Cooking Mexican Food

by: KC Kudra (July 06, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Cooking Tips)