Thread: Preheating
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:20 AM
RLMuse RLMuse is offline
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Default Re: Preheating

I pre-heat my pan before adding my cooking oil. I do not however, heat it all the way up to my intended cooking temp immediately.

The reason is this, you can't tell how hot your pan is if there is nothing in the pan.

I heat the pan until I can fell heat coming off the surface with my hand about an inch above the surface. Any hotter and you can actually accidentally burn your cooking oil, which can adversely affect the flavor of what you are cooking.

When I add my oil it usually takes about 30 seconds to a minute for it to heat up enough for the oil to "ripple", which is when I know it's at frying temp. If I need it cooler, I turn the heat down a bit.
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