What is the best way to keep breading from coming off meat when frying?

  • Posted by: Carole
  • April 20, 2014


amysarah April 20, 2014
Oops - In the second paragraph, it should read "the trick to its adhering to the meat is doing the breading..." ("Sticking" is a little confusing there.) And where is that edit button?!?

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amysarah April 20, 2014
I usually do the classic flour/egg wash/bread crumb process (all seasoned with s&p, and optionally whatever else you desire for your dish - a pinch of cayenne, paprika, handful of grated parm, herbs, etc.)

I think the trick to its sticking is doing the breading at least an hour or two ahead, and let it rest on a wax paper lined pan or tray (lightly covered) in the fridge until you're ready to fry. Use either a non-stick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron, get the oil nice and hot, and try to flip only once, when the underside is brown and crisp. But for me, the rest in the fridge is the key part to keeping the breading intact and adhered while frying.
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