Deep frying is the cooking of food in pre-heated deep oil or clarified fat.
Conventional deep-fried foods, with the exception of potatoes, are coated with milk and flour, egg and crumbs, batter or pastry to :
The food is carefully placed into deep pre-heated oil or fat, fried until cooked and golden brown, drained well and served.
Examples of foods which you might choose to cook by deep frying:
Eggs, e.g. Scotch eggs;
Fish, e.g. haddock;
Chicken, e.g. cutlets;
Savoury, e.g. cheese fritters;
Potatoes, e.g. croquettes, chips;
Vegetables, e.g. onions;
Pastry & sweets, e.g. pineapple fritters, doughnuts.
Summarised and reproduced with permission from Hodder & Stoughton
Full text available in Practical Cookery by Cesarani, Kinton & Foskett.