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Fried food: Try frying your chicken this way the next time you want to fry some

It’s no doubt that fried foods are amongst the most popular food we consume on daily basis. Every one of us has at least one guilty fried pleasure, either fried chicken, plantain, eggs, french fries or any other fries.

Although, there’s been a good number of arguments on the health benefits of fried foods to the body (most of which agrees that it does more harm than good to the body), but they taste a lot better. So, taking them totally off our diet plan hasn’t been much of an option to the majority.

Here’s the good news. If you are looking to eat healthier, without sacrificing eating fried foods, here are great tips to inconcate into your cooking methods and tactics.

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1. Use oil with a high smoke point

It’s important to know that the higher the smoke point of the oil, the more stable and the better suited it is for cooking at high

temperature.

Olive oil is a good example of this kind of oil. It is more stable at high temperatures compared to most other types of oil, meaning you can use it longer than the other kinds of frying oil, and it will still maintain its quality and nutrition.

2. Keep oil fresh

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Use fresh and clean oil to cook

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Wait till the oil is dark-brown or even black before you discarding it isn’t too nice. The more oil is exposed to high temperature, the more it breaks down re and releases free radicals into your food, and of course we all know the implications of free radicals in the body- major cause of cancer.

3. Maintain the oil temperature

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Ensure the oil temperature is right where it is supposed to be when frying. The ideal temperature for fry oil lies between 325°F-400°F.

If your oil is not hot enough, your food will not cook as fast as it should, that way it will spend more time soaking up more of the oil which will not only add fat and calories but also render it soggy. If you cook it too hot on the other hand, it can cause your fry oil to burn and smoke, which will not only make your food taste terrible, but it is also a major safety risk.

4. Keep your oil clean

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Be sure to remove debris in the pan after frying, keeping the oil all nice and clean. If you let it get old, and collect debris,it will cause the oil to discolor and eventually infuse it with an off flavor that will affect the taste of the food., and it will make your food taste burnt.

5. Drain cooked foods on paper towels after frying

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draining oil from chicken

To avoid excess oil clinging and soaking into the food, it’s adviceable to drain the food on a paper towel right after frying for a minute or two.

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