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Check list for deep-frying

Posted by Jennifer Amrhein on

Check list for deep-frying

An Article by the German Association for Frying Oil Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft e.V. (DGF))   Before deep-frying Preheat the deep-frying fat with a max of 140°F for some minutes before start up Control the oil temperature using an external thermometer The deep-frying quantities: the ratio of food to deep-frying oil or fat should not exceed 1:10 Separate deep-fryers should be used for fish, potato products and finally meat, chicken and vegetables Wet food products should be dried frozen food products should be defrosted and dried Avoid salt and other spices before deep-frying Shake off any crumbs from food products that have...

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The right care for your deep fryer

Posted by Felix Amrhein on

The right care for your deep fryer

Proper care of your deep fryer will not only prolong the life of the fryer itself, but will also influence the quality of your frying oil.  Therefore, we put together some tips for the ideal cleaning of your deep fryer: - Skim away floating particles in the oil to minimize a burnt in crust - At the end of each working day, the outside of the deep fryer should be wiped down  - Clean fryer baskets, sediment trays and/or fryer racks every day. Make sure all fryer accessories are completely dry before putting them back into the oil. - Remove larger sediment stuck...

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How do I decide when it is time to change my frying oil?

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How do I decide when it is time to change my frying oil?

Common practices from guessing to knowing! From QSR to gourmet restaurants, deep frying is a very popular way to cook. Done right, the fried goods are delicious, fast served and deliver a perfect crunch. However, frying oil degrades if it’s used repeatedly.The longer the cooking oil is used, the lower the quality. During the deep frying process, heat, air and moisture are brought into the oil, which causes it to breakdown. Conversely, the lower oil quality alsoinfluences the quality of the fried food. It affects the color, taste and texture of the dishes. Therefore finding out when it is the...

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The Secret of Perfectly Fried Fries

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The Secret of Perfectly Fried Fries

For many of us, there is nothing better than golden-brown deep-fried, crispy fries. Some though, still consider them as unhealthy. But what is really the situation with this popular dish? Unfortunately, mistakes can be made during the frying process that can increase the fat content of fries by up to 25% which can be avoided. The average fat value is only 8%. Oil is an optimal heat transfer medium and cooking times are very tight, even vitamins and proteins are largely preserved during the deep-frying process. Believe it or not, the main requirement for properly fried food is in the correct...

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Influences on frying oil

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Influences on frying oil

Oil is a food item therefor it has a certain lifespan which can be tremendously shortened by influences from the environment and operational procedures. But what are the influences on frying oil and how to minimize their side effects?There are 6 major influences when it comes to your frying oil: 1. Water2. Dust3. Light4. Oxygen5. Temperature6. Food Particles What can you do to prevent an early break down of the oil caused by those six components? Let us give you some useful tips and tricks: Water: Your serve frozen products or fried fresh vegetables and potato products? Make sure not...

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