Why does the frying oil foam up when the food is added to the pan for deep frying?

Add your answer...

1 Answer

All foods contain moisture. When even small amounts of moisture on the surface of a food come into contact with hot cooking oil, it foams or boils up somewhat. For safety, never fill deep fryer more than 1/3 full with oil. Make sure food is as dry as possible before adding to hot oil by drying food pieces with paper towels or coating food pieces with flour. Always use tongs or a fry basket to carefully add foods to the oil. more
Thanks for your feedback!

Related Videos

Not the answer you're looking for? Try asking your own question.

Related Experts

Tom Wagner
Food expert
Mark Baker
Food expert
Rick Baldwin
Food expert