When you think of fried food, your mind goes to thinking about things that are not healthy for you or foods that we think of as bad for us. Fried food does not have a great deal of healthy benefits, but that does not mean you need to delete it from your diet all together. Fried foods do not have to be super unhealthy. The deep fryer, or at least a large pot of oil, can have a place in a healthy kitchen, just try to follow these guidelines:
- Moderation. As with everything, fried food is best in moderation. You do not want to work it into every meal but at the same time, if you really enjoyed a fried food item once and a while let yourself have it!
- Use Correct Temps. Frying food is an art, the temperature and how long the item is submerged is a science that is often hard to master. Too cool and the food is likely to soak up excess oil and be super greasy. Too hot and your oil can start to break down, releasing parts of the food into the oil.
- Use Good Oil. Different oils have different stability at higher temperatures. Also known as the, ‘smoke point’. The higher the smoke point, the more stable your old and the better suited it is to cooking at higher temperatures.
- Use Fresh Oil. The more oil is exposed to high temperatures, the more readily it breaks down and releases free radicals into your food. This will not happen with the help of Filtercorp’s SuperSorb pads that ensure the different food particles are not interfering with the other products being fried in the oil.
- Fry Healthy Ingredients. Healthy ingredients being deep fried has been all the rave in the past few years. There are tons of healthy items that taste wonderful when they are deep fried such as green beans, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, tempura vegetables and so much more! Get creative and healthy with these fried items.