Deep Fat Frying Trivia Quiz Questions
What is deep frying?
A: Deep frying (also referred to as deep fat frying) is a cooking method in which food is submerged in hot fat.
Normally, a deep fryer or chip pan is used for this;
industrially, what may be used?
A: A pressure fryer or vacuum fryer.
Deep frying may also be performed using what?
A: Oil that is heated in a pot.
Deep frying is classified as a what?
A: A hot-fat cooking method.
Typically, deep frying foods cook quickly: all sides of
the food are cooked simultaneously as oil has what?
A: A high rate of heat conduction.
The term "deep frying" and many modern deep-fried foods
were not invented until when?
A: The 19th century, but the practice has been around for millennia.
Deep frying is popular worldwide, with deep-fried foods
accounting for a large portion of what?
A: Global caloric consumption.
Many foods are deep-fried and cultures surrounding deep
frying have developed, most notably where?
A: In the Southern United States and the United Kingdom, where many events and records are held relating to deep frying food.
Deep-fried dough known as Zalabiyeh was eaten as early
A: The late 2nd millennium BC in Canaan.
Recipes for the dessert also exist in 10th and 13th
century cookbooks by whom?
A: Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq and Muhammad bin Hasan al-Baghdadi, respectively.
Frying food in olive oil is attested in what?
A: Classical Greece from about the 5th century BCE.
Deep-fried foods such as funnel cakes arrived in
northern Europe by when?
A: The 13th century.
Falafel arrived in the Middle East from Egypt as early
A: The 14th century.
When were french fries invented?
A: In the late 18th century.
In 1860, Joseph Malin combined deep fried fish with
chips (french fries) to open the first what?
A: Fish and chip shop in London.
Modern deep frying in the United States began in the 19th century with the growing popularity of what?
A: Cast iron, particularly around the American South which led to the development of many modern deep-fried dishes.
When were Doughnuts invented?
A: In the mid-19th century.
Foods such as onion rings, deep-fried turkey, and corn
dogs all being invented when?
A: In the early 20th century.
Deep frying food is defined as a process where food is
completely submerged in hot oil at what temperatures?
A: Typically, between 350 °F (177 °C) and 375 °F (191 °C), but deep-frying oil can reach temperatures of over 400 °F (205 °C).
One common method for preparing food for deep frying
involves doing what?
A: Adding multiple layers of batter around the food, such as cornmeal, flour, or tempura; breadcrumbs may also be used.
While most foods need batter coatings for protection,
it is not as necessary for what?
A: Cooked noodles and potatoes because their high starch content enables them to hold more moisture and resist shrinking.
Meats may be cooked before deep frying to ensure that
they are what?
A: Done inside while keeping juiciness.
When performed properly, why does deep frying not make
food excessively greasy?
A: Because the moisture in the food repels the oil.