A Brief History of Popcorn Shrimp

Unlike some of the current fried food trends like hot chicken, other concepts have been popular for decades. One of these trends is the ever-famous popcorn shrimp, which has a variety of inventors depending on who you ask. So what is the true history of popcorn shrimp? According to some, Red Lobster invented popcorn shrimp in […]

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Frying Oil Filtration or Treatment: Is There a Difference?

Fifty years ago, Dr. C.J. Robertson published an article in Food Technology Magazine that listed five basic elements for maintaining frying oil. Even though this is an old publication, these five principles remain the same. Dr. Robertson’s basic principles for quality frying were introduced in an article that was prepared for this publication back in […]

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A Closer Look at the Hot Chicken Trend

Hot chicken is a Nashville delicacy. Moist and spicy and full of southern history, one bite is often all it takes to hook diners for decades to come. This has never been more evident than in current dining trends, where the hot chicken trend has been named one of the hottest foodservice trends in 2016. Though […]

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Why Cascading Frying Oil in Foodservice Fryers Doesn’t Work

By Rick Stier and Monoj Gupta There are many foodservice frying operations that utilize a practice called ‘cascading’ as a means of managing frying oils. Cascading is a process in which the operator transfers the frying oil from one fryer to the next on scheduled intervals. Operators who utilize the cascading practice usually have four […]

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Frying Oil Compliance and Why It’s Important

Compliance is a very broad term in the food industry. It can be used as a reference for following laws and regulations established by local, state, or federal regulatory authorities. This is regulatory compliance. Failure to follow laws and regulations may result in fines, facility closures, and even arrests. If the regulatory failure results in […]

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Why You Should Micro-Filter Your Frying Oil?

The United States is one of the few nations in the world that operates on the English system of measurement. We use miles, yards, feet and inches, whereas most of the world uses the metric system – kilometers, meters and such. Americans are often puzzled by the metric system, so when someone talks about how […]

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The Three Main Enemies of Frying Oil

The overall goal of a frying program is to serve high quality fried food each and every day. This can be accomplished through proper oil management. By using the right processes and implementing best practices, you can expect to have the highest quality oil possible for the longest period of time.

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