Hot salt frying

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Hot salt frying and hot sand frying are cooking techniques used by street-side food vendors in China and India.[1]

Hot salt frying[edit]

Coarse sea salt is placed in a large wok and heated to a high temperature. Dry food items, such as eggs in shell, are buried in the hot salt and occasionally turned with a spatula.

In India,[1] this technique is used by street vendors sell shelled peanuts or popcorn cooked in salt heated in an iron wok.

At times beef steak is fried in this manner - by preheating the frying-pan and salt and the placing steak on it on one side for a minute and then on the other side for two minutes depending on the thickness and how well one wants it.

Hot sand frying[edit]

Hot sand frying is a common cooking technique[2] for street-side food vendors in China and India to cook chestnuts and peanuts. A large wok is filled with black sand and heated to high temperature. Nuts are buried in the hot sand and occasionally turned with a spatula, then the sand and nuts are separated through a wire-mesh screen.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Technique: Hot Salt Frying". Foodista. Retrieved 21 June 2013. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Cooking School". Cooking School Info Site (website). Accessed May 2010.[dead link]