How to Pan Fry

★★★★★ (72)
Lesson Overview

Pan frying is one of the most common dry-heat cooking methods, yet many cooks have trouble achieving that nice golden crust when pan frying or they have problems with sticking and burning. Pan frying is an important cooking skill to learn as so many recipes start in the pan.

In this lesson, you will learn the few key indicators to look for when pan frying along with some simple yet effective cooking methods that will enable you to master the art of pan frying.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:

  • describe why you need to properly heat a metal pan and the oil before cooking
  • heat a metal pan to the correct temperature using the water test method
  • describe when to add the oil to the pan and what indicators you need to wait for before adding the food
  • understand why it is important to control the pan-frying temperature
  • achieve a beautiful, golden crust on foods without them sticking or burning
42-info@2x START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour

1.

Introduction: Pan Frying

2 mins

Not Started

2.

Complete Your Self Assessment

2 mins

Not Started

3.

What Happens When Heating a Pan?

2 mins

Not Started

4.

The Water Test | Heating the Pan

15 mins

Not Started

5.

Adding Oil to a Heated Pan

4 mins

Not Started

6.

Adding Ingredients to the Pan

2 mins

Not Started

7.

How to Control Pan Temperature

3 mins

Not Started

8.

Pan Frying | Cooking & Finishing

45 mins

Not Started

9.

Pan Frying Challenge Questions

10 mins

Not Started

10.

Pan Frying Thick vs. Thin Ingredients

30 mins

Not Started

11.

Pan Frying with Alternative Pans

2 mins

Not Started

12.

Practice Activities & Recipes

45 mins

Not Started

13.

Lesson Quiz

15 mins

Not Started
Finish Line Total Time: 2 hrs 57 mins
Students

16,231 students from beginner to advanced have completed this lesson from 76 countries.

Lamaindra S Craig C Mike L Aquetta G Maureen M Cheryl O Vicky K Tina V Jasmine B Roberta M Alla S Bill B Justine C Luis L Melissa P Matt S Katelyn S Robin C Yorke S Jenn M Mickey T Hailey R Lauren H Daniel  C Stefanie K Wenty W George S Anyjha F Diane R Ray C Kevin B Rebamonte K Jehan I David S Ethan B

EE AX GH GI AD HN AE GR SO BN SR MD SC IM LB EC

Practice Recipes

Below are one or more of the practice recipes within this lesson.

Prerequisite & Related Lessons

Please consider these additional lessons to support your learning and discovery. Some of these lessons are prerequisites that may help contextualize what you are learning and form a baseline of knowledge and skill. Other lessons are related and may help you explore next steps or dive deeper on a learning topic.

Thumbnail_searing

Searing

7 Tasks | 28 Videos | 7 Recipes | 2 hrs 26 mins

★★★★★ (37)

Join Now
Join Now
Thumbnail_how_to_prep___cook_premium_steaks

How to Prep & Cook Premium Steaks

11 Tasks | 21 Videos | 4 Recipes | 2 hrs 14 mins

★★★★★ (56)

Join Now
Join Now