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Written by Mochail

Deep-fried dishes are considered a delicacy in that it enables you to enjoy a dish with two different dynamics: crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. It's also an optimal way to take in liposoluble nutrients.

In order to fry something, you'll first need ample amount of cooking oil. Corn oil or olive oil are preferred, but regardless of the type of oil, you'll need plenty of it to start. It should be enough that when it's in a round pot, the ingredients will fully submerge in the cooking oil.

Next, you'll need to prepare the ingredients needed to make frying batter. How important is the frying batter? You can say it's the essence of a deep-fried dish! Pour the wheat flour in the water, mix in a little bit of egg, and sprinkle some salt and pepper for great taste. Once you're done mixing, pour the batter over the ingredient. You can even sprinkle some dry frying flour on top for a tasty deep-fried dish.

Please adhere to the following points when deep-frying.

One, you need to set the right temperature for the oil depending on the ingredient.
The temperature of the cooking oil varies based on the amount of time it takes to cook, but it's usually between 320 and 350 degrees. If the temperature is too high, then the frying batter will be overdone and the ingredients undercooked. If the temperature is too low, the frying batter will be saturated with cooking oil, which will heavily dampen the dish. That is why it's really important to set exactly the right temperature for the cooking oil in order to succeed in making a deep-fried dish.

Two, the frying batter must be kept cold.
The frying batter must be kept cold; make sure you use ice for this task. That way, when you deep-fry it, it'll come out crispy. (Never ever mix it with warm water: that'll mix the egg and the wheat flour and make a nasty paste of it, ruining the batter!)

Lastly, do not fry too many things at once.
If you place too many ingredients with cold frying batter on them in the cooking oil at once, then the temperature of the cooking oil will rapidly decrease and you'll end up with a ruined dish! To keep the temperature of the cooking oil at an optimal range, it's important that you take each batter-covered ingredient and dip it in one at a time.

If you can easily execute a deep-fried dish, that means you have already reached an impressive level of cooking. Surprise your friends with a crispy, deep-fried dish that'll knock their socks off!