To fry is the act of cooking food in Oil which is also called Cooking oil or Edible oil is a plant, animal or synthetic fat used in food preparation. It is used in frying, baking and other forms of cooking as well as where the food preparation does not require heat such as in salad and dip. It is usually in liquid form at room temperature. Some varieties... More or Better known as cooking fat, it is a macro-nutrient made up of three fatty acid chains and the alcohol glycerol. Fat is the general term used in culinary arts to refer to the fats which are solid at room temperature, for example, shortening and lard. It is differentiated from cooking oil in the oil remains liquid at room temperature. They... More. 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.