Did You Know: Frying Edition
On Sunday night, I was frying chicken schnitzels when H entered the kitchen. I had just laid the chicken onto the pan and nothing was happening. No sizzle, no crackle, no pop. Nada. Here’s a secret – I lack patience. I can never wait for the pan to warm-up before throwing my protein onto the fire. I just want to start and often trick myself into thinking things are ready when they’re clearly not. At the same, I am a contradiction and often prefer the slow and steady method – a low fire for more minutes rather than a quick flash in the pan. That way I prevent burning.
H realized things weren’t ready and decided to show me a small trick. So we waited until the first batch of schnitzels were done and started again. First we cleaned and re-oiled the pan, and placed it onto a medium fire. Then, after a minutes, H splashed a few drops of water onto the pan and magic happened – sizzling, cracking, steam. I was excited. That’s how you know that you’re ready to go. If a few drops of water create that sizzling effect, you can start frying. Enjoy!