Deep Fry Oil Thermometer
The best deep fry oil thermometer is very important when it comes to cooking food at high temperatures. A good quality digital deep fry thermometer will allow you to accurately cook your meals without burning them or overcooking them. They are also useful for measuring the temperature of other foods such as vegetables, fruit, and meats so they can be cooked properly too.
You may have heard of the term “deep fried” before but what does it mean?
Well, deep frying refers to cooking food at extremely high temperatures. These include things like burgers, chicken wings, fish fillets, etc. The reason why these types of recipes require such high temperatures is because the ingredients need to be cooked thoroughly enough to render out all their flavor but not so much that they become soggy or fall apart. Another reason why you would want to use a good deep fry thermometer is because sometimes the temperature of the oil can vary wildly from one batch to another. For example, if you were making a burger patty and wanted it to be done right away, then you might want something with a higher reading than someone else.
There are two main types of deep fry thermometers: those that measure heat and those that measure pressure. Some of the best deep fry thermometers in the market today measure both heat and pressure. These types are usually more expensive but they are well worth it because they provide a much more accurate reading of what is going on inside your pot or deep fryer.
The types that measure heat are usually cheaper, but they can be a little trickier to use. The reason why is because they work by attaching an electric current to a metal probe which then sends a signal to the thermometer. The problem with these is that if the probe touches the bottom of your pot while it is heating up, it can cause the reading to fluctuate or even give you an incorrect reading altogether. To get around this problem, you will need to make sure that the probe never touches the bottom of your pot while it is heating up.
The types that measure pressure are usually more accurate because they are measuring the actual heat of the water molecules within the oil. These are nice because they can also be used to measure the temperature of things other than just your oil. They work by sending an air bubble through a tube of water and then measuring how fast it comes out. The faster it comes out, the higher the temperature of the water inside.
The price of deep fry thermometers can range anywhere from under 10 dollars, all the way up to hundreds of dollars. The main thing you want to look for is how accurate one is and how many different types of measurements it can take. Most high-end deep fry thermometers can measure both pressure and heat. As long as you are looking at these two main aspects and you can afford it then it should be a good buy.
The Types Of Food You Can Cook
Fried chicken is a comfort food enjoyed by people all over the world and there is no shortage of different recipes for it. From spicy to sweet and from mild to wild, fried chicken can be prepared in many different ways. There are even restaurants that specialize only in fried chicken and you can order a whole dinner just consisting of different types of fried chicken.
1. Fried Chicken & Waffles
Probably the most common type of fried chicken that people think of is the type served at diners in the south. It’s usually served with waffles and smothered in butter and maple syrup. In some instances, peach or apple butter is also used as a condiment. For a healthier option, you can use 100% pure maple syrup instead of the high-fructose corn syrup that is commonly used.
2. Fried Chicken & Biscuits
This is a more simple and basic type of fried chicken that is served with buttermilk biscuits and sometimes gravy. It is normally heavier on the stomach so it’s not usually a favorite among health freaks or athletes, though it is a popular soul food dish among African Americans in the southern United States.
3. Fried Chicken & Collard Greens
There are many theories on the origins of this dish and most of them center around the African American population. If you travel up into the hills of Kentucky, for example, you will find a lot of people who prefer to cook their greens with vinegar instead of the more common types of salt or pork based gravies that are popular in other parts of the country.
4. Panko Breaded Fried Chicken
This is a newer style of fried chicken that uses Japanese bread crumbs called panko for a lighter and more crispy taste than regular American-style fried chicken. It’s popular not just in the United States but also in other countries such as Canada and Australia.
What Else Can You Cook In Your Wok?
There are many other types of food that can be prepared in a wok, other than just stir-fries. Woks have been used to cook all types of food such as seafood, steaks and even desserts. As long as you have some type of liquid or moisture and can place a lid on top of it, then your wok can probably handle it.
1. Stir-Fried Broccoli
When stir-frying any vegetable, the basic process is usually the same. First heat up on high for a few minutes and then reduce the heat to low once the desired temperature is reached. In this case, you would want to pour about two tablespoons of oil into your wok and wait for it to get very hot. Any more than this will create grease and that will make your broccoli taste bad.
Next you will want to add your broccoli and cover the wok with a lid. Let it steam until the desired consistency is achieved and then serve immediately. For broccoli, 4-5 minutes should be enough time, but you can always check to see if the color has become brighter green or if the stalk has become softer.
2. Stir-Fried Tofu
Tofu is probably the easiest food to cook in a wok. All you need to do is slice the tofu into strips or cubes, depending on how big you want the pieces. Then heat up two tablespoons of oil in your wok and then add the tofu once the oil is hot. Let it sit in the oil for about 2-3 minutes without stirring and then flip all of the pieces over and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Done!
You can prepare tofu in a lot of different ways, so feel free to add different seasonings or sauces if you would like it to taste differently. For example, if you were to char the tofu on a gas flame instead of using oil in a wok, then the outside would be a lot crustier and have a more smoky taste to it.
3. Stir-Fried Asparagus
This vegetable is a great candidate for stir-frying since it only takes about 5 minutes to cook so you don’t need to heat the oil up too much in order to prepare it.
Cut the asparagus into 1-inch sections and then stir-fry in your wok. You will want to cook it for about 5 minutes or until it is bright green and still a little bit crisp. This way it will have a nice crunchy texture to it.
Once you have cooked the asparagus, drizzle a small amount of soy sauce and a small amount of sesame oil on top of it. Serve immediately.
4. Stir-Fried Broccoli with Beef
In this recipe you will combine both the broccoli and the beef in the wok, so make sure that your wok is large enough to fit all of the ingredients. If not then you will need to cook them in separate batches.
Put about 1-inch of oil in your wok and heat it up until its very hot. Then add the beef and cook for about 2 minutes until its browned on each side and then remove it from the wok and put it in a bowl.
Next, put the broccoli in the wok and stir-fry it for about 1 minute until it starts to turn a brighter green. Then put the beef back into the wok and add the sauce. Cook the whole thing for about 3 minutes or until everything is evenly coated in sauce and then serve immediately.
5. Stir-Fried Carrots
This recipe requires more preparation than the others because you will need to blanch and slice the carrots first. To do this, take a medium sized pot and fill it up about halfway with water. Put the burner on high until the water is boiling and then add the carrots and boil them for about 5 minutes.
Next, drain the water and then put the carrots in a bowl of ice and water to cool them off. Once cooled, take them out of the ice water and slice them up into thin strips or chunks.
In a wok, heat up about 2 tablespoons of oil and then add the carrots. Let them cook in the wok for about 2 minutes until they start to brown a little bit. You can also toss them around a bit with some kitchen tongs so that they cook more evenly. Cook for about 3-4 more minutes or until they are tender and then serve immediately.
6. Stir-Fried Green Beans
This is another stir-fry recipe that is very easy to make because all you really need to do is slice and cook the green beans.
First slice the green beans so that they are all about 1/4-inch wide. Put them in a bowl and then add 2 tablespoons of oil and toss them around so that the oil evenly coats them.
In a wok, heat up the oil until its very hot (350 degrees). Then add the green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes until they start to brown. You can also toss them around in the wok with some tongs for even cooking. Cook for 2 more minutes or until they are as tender as you like and then serve immediately.
7. Stir-Fried Bok Choy
The last stir-fry recipe in this collection is for bok choy, which is a vegetable that looks like a cross between celery and cabbage. It has a mild flavor that tastes kind of like a cross between a turnip and cabbage, so if you aren’t fond of either of those then this might not be the vegetable for you.
First cut off the base and the green leaves from the bok choy and discard them. Then cut the white part of the vegetable into thin strips. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to your wok and put it over high heat until its very hot (375 degrees).
Add the bok choy to the wok and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it starts to brown, then toss it around with a pair of tongs or a spatula for even cooking. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until its as tender as you like. Then serve immediately.
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