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A question about a recipe: Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

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I have a question about the recipe "Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce" from Justforlicks. What is the best vegetable oil for this recipe? I 'm not an experienced deep fryer and want to do it right, because I imagine these are very good.

asked by petalpusher almost 4 years ago

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Monita

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added almost 4 years ago

A vegetable oil is best

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added almost 4 years ago

Please Monita, what kind of vegetable oil?

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added almost 4 years ago

Monita, please what kind of vegetable oil was used for the photo of the perfect looking chick pea fries?

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Monita

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added almost 4 years ago

I'm not sure as I didn't develop the recipe but generally speaking any vegetable oil will be ok. The real key is keeping the oil at an even temperature. This recipe doesn't given a temperature for frying but if you have a thermometer that can go in oil then use it to keep the oil at around 365 degreesF. If you don't have one then watch your fries so that they don;t brown on the outside too quickly. Keep adjusting your flame so that the fries cook evenly

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Pegeen

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added almost 4 years ago

Here's a helpful Food52 column on the best oil for frying:
http://food52.com/blog...

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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

My suggestion would be peanut oil or corn oil. The thing to keep in mind is that it needs to be an oil with a high smoke point. I would take it a little higher than Monita to 375F. Use a candy thermometer, they're cheap.

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