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Lesson Overview

Frying is a dry heat cooking method in which foods are cooked in hot fat. It is a very versatile cooking technique since almost any type of food can be fried.

When properly cooked, fried foods are appreciated for having a wonderfully crunchy crust on the outside, while still being moist and t…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • describe what happens to food during frying
  • choose appropriate frying oils and fats
  • identify the proper temperature range for frying
  • define recovery time
  • properly heat, test and store oil for frying
  • define shallow frying and deep frying
  • shallow fry and deep fry a variety of foods
  • determine when to shallow fry or deep fry
  • properly handle, finish, season and serve fried foods

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Shallow Fry & Deep Fry
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. What Happens to Food During Frying?
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4. Temperature of Oil for Frying
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5. What is & How to Shallow Fry Foods
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6. What is & How to Deep Fry Foods
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7. Finishing & Seasoning Fried Food
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8. Practice Activities & Recipes
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9. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

Prerequisites & 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.

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What People Are Saying

"This cooking method is one that i was afraid to try. I am glad I took this course, because the knowledge of the method gives me the confidence to deep fry! YA!" ★★★★★
"Frying is an essential kitchen skill, frequently done improperly. It is simple, but success depends on doing it properly. This course does an excellent job of identifying the critical aspects of safe, healthful, and enjoyable frying." ★★★★★
"In this lesson there is some subtle concepts that I didn't realized before." ★★★★★
"I enjoyed and learned alot" ★★★★★
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24 Videos | 9 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Shallow Fry & Deep Fry
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: What Happens to Food During Frying?
Task 4: Temperature of Oil for Frying
Task 5: What is & How to Shallow Fry Foods
Task 6: What is & How to Deep Fry Foods
Task 7: Finishing & Seasoning Fried Food
Task 8: Practice Activities & Recipes

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