Deep frying is an ideal option for making snacks, enjoying those crunchy French fries and even cooking an entire turkey. If you’re making your first steps in the world of fryer use, however, there are a few risks to be aware of.
The way in which a deep fryer is being used will be determining for safety. You may want to read some articles about reducing the risks of accidents. In addition, it’s a good idea to explore safety videos. These are great for acquainting yourself with the best technique and avoiding some of the most common mistakes.
Choosing a Deep Fryer and the Right Oil
Safety starts with the selection of the right deep fryer and also choosing the right oil (a product that has a high smoke point would be best). Here’s an excellent video that explains the selection process.
The video was created by chef Cristian Feher – a professional chef and food stylist who’s also a relatively well-known media personality. Though you may worry that his instructions focus on commercial fryers, the tips are also valid for the at-home use of a deep fryer.
It’s a very short video that explains the structure and the safety features of fryers. Regardless of the fact that it lasts little over two minutes, however, the video’s packed with important safety information.
Safe Use of Outdoor Turkey Fryer
Want to cook an entire bird in an outdoor fryer? This video will give you all of the essentials and show you the process.
Safety instructions, the preparation of the turkey and the fryer and the cooking process itself are shown. The video isn’t made by professionals and this is one of the main reasons why it’s so popular (over 332,000 views).
There are a few really cool tips about the parts of the turkey that need to be removed because they’ll burn quickly, how to get the turkey marinated and how to get the bird cut to prevent the accumulation of oil in certain parts.
General Deep Frying Safety Video
This safety video features general tips about reducing the risk of accidents or injuries during the deep frying process.
It outlines the dangers of oil displacement, how food is to be placed correctly in the deep fryer, how much oil should be used, how to choose the right fryer and why it’s very important to use a thermometer during deep frying.
Deep Fried Chicken Instructional Video
Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food. To enjoy a meal that tastes just like what your grandma used to make, you need to work on improving your technique and also ensuring the safety of the process.
Here’s a chicken frying video that will acquaint you with the basics. The video features information about the right seasoning, the right temperature at which chicken should be fried, how to make sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through and how to choose a fryer that’s ideal for the purpose.
You’ll also see the right technique for placing the chicken in the fryer. It’s imperative to put the food in correctly, otherwise you will have a lot of hot oil going out.
Another General Safety Video
Here’s another excellent general video that provides safety tips for the individuals interested in cooking different types of foods in a deep fryer.
French fries, doughnuts and other fried staples are presented in this brief instructional clip that highlights some of the biggest anxieties people have about the use of a deep fryer. It also shows the correct technique that significantly reduces the risk of experiencing a kitchen accident while frying food.
The video highlights the three most important rules of using a deep fryer – rely on a thermometer to check the oil’s temperature, don’t overfill the fryer with oil and make sure that a fire extinguisher is nearby. It starts with a classic French fry recipe and the video then moves on to a few other possibilities like deep fried Oreos.
Using a deep fryer is far from a challenging task and the fears that people have about the appliance are generally unjustified. As long as you stick to the manufacturer’s instructions and rely on your common sense, there’s no risk of experiencing an accident or setting the kitchen on fire. If you need a bit of additional reassurance, watch the videos mentioned in the fryer. They’ll give you a much better idea about the best and safest frying technique.