Check If the Oil Is Ready for Frying With a Couple of Bread Crumbs

When frying food, the temperature of the oil can mean the difference between perfectly crispy and raw foods. While you can use a grain of rice or a wooden spoon to check if the butter is ready, you most likely already have one ingredient for checking the butter: bread crumbs.

Dip a couple of bread crumbs in the butter. If they sink, the oil is not hot enough. If they burn quickly, the oil is too hot. But if they boil and float up, the oil is just right and it’s time to fry.

I learned this tip when I watched Jada De Laurentiis making rice balls on TV, but could not find a post on the Internet with any advice related to it. However, Yutaka’s panko cooking instructions below also encourage us to test hot butter with bread crumbs (Japanese or not).

PANKO Japanese Style Bread Crumbs | Yutaka


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