Corn oil is edible oil pressed from corn germ. It can be heated to high temperatures as its smoke point is 450ºF as Wikipedia states. You may use corn oil for deep frying, grilling and high-heat frying. It is necessary to be cautious when you fry foods in the large amount of oil as the oil can splatter and injure you. You may use a regular saucepan, a deep-frying machine or a wok to fry in corn oil.
How to use corn oil for deep-frying
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You will require
- Deep fryer or regular high saucepan
- Strainer or a slotted spoon
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- Take a deep-fryer or a pan and add there corn oil. The amount of the oil is usually mentioned in the manual for the deep-fryer. If you use a pan, fill in the oil 2 inches high so that it won’t spill out of the pan. Choose a deep pan for it.
- Heat corn oil to the temperature your recipe requires. The temperature of 375ºF is usually enough for deep-frying. Try not to overheat the oil. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature. Deep-frying requires a constant temperature so keep an eye on your pan. When the oil is heated put food into it. If you have no thermometer you may put a small particle of vegetables or flour into your pan. If you notice bubbles around it means that the oil is warm enough.
- Fry as your recipe calls. The size of food pieces should be similar so that they are fried to the same extent. Avoid overcrowding the pan or deep-dryer.
- When your food is ready take it from the pan with the help of a strainer or a spoon. It is a good idea to put it on a paper towels to get rid of excess grease.