Culinary Queries

Amy Beh

Question

I love to deep-fry but I can't do it very well. Please advise.

S.F. Kong - 17/07/2002
Answer

Food that is deep-fried is usually everybody?s favourite. Here's how you go about it.

Preheat your wok for 30 seconds before adding in your oil. When the surface of the oil shimmers with a thin haze appearing over it, it is hot enough to fry items like fritters or spring rolls to a golden crisp.

Oil that's hotter and with a thicker haze is good for deep-frying chicken pieces and fish slices.

Oil that has a noticeably denser haze (anything that is just hotter than usual) is ideal for deep-frying whole fish or large chicken halves.

Amy Beh