Deep-frying is a versatile cooking method that is suited to a variety of foods. Proper deep-frying results in food with a crisp exterior and a moist interior.


  • 1 Complete mise en place, including breading.
  • 2 Place the food in a fry basket. Avoid overcrowding and stacking.
  • 3 Lower the fry basket in the fat, making sure that the food is completely submerged.
  • 4 Turn the food to brown evenly or use the double basket method of frying, if necessary.
  • 5 When the food is golden brown on all sides and cooked, remove it from the fat, and drain.
  • 6 Place the food on absorbent paper, and season if necessary.
  • 7 Serve immediately or hold uncovered at the proper temperature.