TIPS BY TALLYRAND
is essential the fish is dried before flouring, battering
or panéed. While the times have been included here,
it is recommended that fish should never be more than
2 - 3 cm thick for deep-frying.
frying may be achieved either in a commercial friture
or in a deep pan with at least 10 cm of oil or fat
using a friture fill only to the recommended level
using a pan, for safety reasons at least 20 cm clearance
between the oil or fat and the top of the pan is required
to allow for foaming
should always be coated before deep-frying to protect
its delicate flesh. Coatings such as batter, breadcrumbs,
ground almonds, etc
must be coated with flour before coating with batter
to help the batter stick to the fish
add salt to yeast batters just before use; salt destroys
yeast and stops it from adequately fermenting
oil I recommend to use would be a soya oil, as it has
a high smoking and flashpoint (the temperatures that
the oil will smoke or catch alight) so therefore is
the safest for deep frying, it also has a neutral flavour
so will not interact with the foods.
chips or fries are best partially cooked at a low temp.
160C, removed and allowed to drain and then plunged
into oil that has been heated to 180C. This will allow
for a crisp outer and soft, fluffy inner.
type of potato used will make a major difference, there
are basically two types of potatoes: waxy which are
good for boiling and floury which are the best for deep
and Cooking Tips
and raised in Plymouth, Tallyrand started his initial
training as a chef at Plymouth College of Further Education.
It was here that he was to learn his love, his passion
for food and the culinary arts. From here he headed
to Germany to complete his apprenticeship as Commis
gave him his first taste of cooking for the rich and
famous, as half way through his first year, along with
the Sous Chef and a Chef de Partie, he was whisked off
to Cologne to help prepare meals for a political conference,
where amongst other dignitaries they cooked for Mr Brehznev,
the then powerful Russian leader. This was to prove
to be just one of the many celebrities he was to cook
for or get to know over the years . . .
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