Deep Frying with Oil

Deep fat frying food - is it always dangerous?

  • Remember any type of pan can catch fire - this includes a wok, kadai, grill, chip pan or frying pan.

  • Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke, it's too hot - turn off the heat and leave it to cool down.

  • When deep frying, always dry the food before you put it in the oil.

  • Swap your deep frying pan for an electric deep fat fryer - thermostatically controlled electrical deep fat fryers that plug into the wall are much safer to use.

  • Never leave your cooking unattended.

  • Never cook if you’ve taken medication, drugs or alcohol that make you tired or drowsy.