4 Steps to Healthy Frying

Learn the secrets of healthy frying with our step-by-step guide and delicious recipes.

Heat the Oil
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Step 1: Heat the Oil

We were surprised–and delighted–to perfect some frying techniques that fill the bill for healthy eating. Read on for the secrets of healthy frying.

Step 1. Heat the Oil.

Once you’ve selected a heart-healthy oil with a high smoke point (we use peanut oil; soybean and canola oils are also good), place the oil in a large pan like a deep skillet or Dutch oven. The pan you should choose depends on the foods you’ll cook—you don’t want to overcrowd the pan. Clip a fry thermometer to the side of the pan.

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