Fry

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To fry is the act of cooking food in oil or fat. This is done to achieve a texture and flavor that cannot be achieved using water-based cooking. Oils and fats reach higher temperatures than water at normal atmospheric pressure. This allows fried food to cook at higher temperatures.

This method allows food to have crispy textures and distinct flavors as well as browning coloration. It also allows foods with sugars and carbohydrates to be caramelized.