Fried food can be such a temptation, or even a luxury indulgence that you only have once in a while.
It can also be quite intimidating to cook at home…anf if you are going to take the time, and the risk of getting burtned, it’s worth learning how to do it correcvtly.
Those times that you do fry foods at home, you want to make sure that you end up with the crispiest, crunchiest, and yummiest food…food with an attractive coloring, delicious taste, and satisfying crunch.
Not greasy, soggy food with breading that simply, falls or flakes off while you are cutting into it, ending up eating the breading separate from the meat.
So we’ll start our discussion on frying foods with breading.
Breading is a basic process that involves coating your food—such as fried chicken and onion rings—before frying it.
This coating can consist of many different types of crumbs—such as rushed corn flakes, fine dried breadcrumbs, crushed cracker meal, and even potato chips…(more on this later)…
Breading differs from using a batter to prep your food.
Breading involves using basically dry ingredients whereas Battering your food involves combining flour of some sort with a liquid and perhaps other ingredients—such as eggs and baking powder.
Battering your food coat them in a thicker and more goopy layer.