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Lesson Overview

Stir-frying is an indispensable cooking technique because nearly any ingredient can be stir-fried. Once learned, stir-frying will provide you with the flexibility to build any dish to suit your tastes whether you’re craving black bean flavors, sweet and sour, ginger and garlic or flavors such as …

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • list the components of a stir-fry
  • properly prepare ingredients for stir-frying
  • define the term velveting
  • velvet proteins by oil- or water-blanching them
  • list various stir-frying tips
  • explain why different components are added at different times to the wok
  • implement the stir-fry technique

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Stir-Fry
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Stir-Fry Components
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4. Preparing Ingredients for Stir-Frying
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5. What is Velveting?
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6. Tips for Successful Stir-Frying
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7. How to Stir-Fry
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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.

Introduction to Stir-Frying

9 Tasks | 8 Videos

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What People Are Saying

"Even though I have been cooking stir fries for years, I didn't always prepare everything beforehand and sometimes would have to take the wok off the heat whilst I finished chopping. I hadn't quite realised how much the wok would cool down when I did that, but now that I know that the "sizzle" must be there constantly, I am much better prepared. I still need to practice more though as both the prawns and the chow mein noodles were slightly overcooked. Getting there with your clear instructions!!" ★★★★★
"my favorite lesson so far" ★★★★★
"The lesson can help me know more information about stir-flying even I am Asian" ★★★★★
"My stir fries have gotten SO SO much better as a result of this course! Every task corrected a bad habit of mine, cannot say enough about how great this was!" ★★★★★
"As usual, fantastic content and very good explanations for someone with no experience in the subject. All my questions regarding stir frying were answered and more than just telling you how much of each ingredient to use, the lesson teaches you how to use your own senses and knowledge to ensure you're cooking it right. Totally recommended and very useful" ★★★★★
"Very good and I recommend all take it. also good recipes" ★★★★★
"Very clear instructions, excellent videos and good repetition of new technique such as velveting were included in lessons. It was exciting to try the recipes and work with the tips taught in the lessons. Thank you." ★★★★★
"I have learned so much! I now use my wok and enjoy making stir-fries." ★★★★★
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14 Videos | 9 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Stir-Fry
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Stir-Fry Components
Task 4: Preparing Ingredients for Stir-Frying
Task 5: What is Velveting?
Task 6: Tips for Successful Stir-Frying
Task 7: How to Stir-Fry
Task 8: Practice Activities & Recipes

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