Hey there, all food aficionados! 👨🏼🍳 We know you’re no strangers to drizzling Olive Oil on your salads or sautéing with a touch of your favorite Extra Virgin. But have you thought about taking you culinary journey to the next level? 😅 Get ready to dive into the sizzling world of deep frying with none other than our beloved O-Live Olive Oil 🧡!
Before we start 👉🏼 Can you deep fry with EVOO? Short answer: YES. Today we’ll explain the science, benefits and reasons behind this.
First and foremost: What is Deep Frying?
This culinary art 👨🏼🍳 involves immersing your food in hot oil, creating a crispy (and irresistible 🤤) exterior while maintaining the goodness within. The magic lies in finding ✨the perfect temperature✨, which is typically between 350º and 375ºF.
The Smoke Point Secret
There’s an urban myth that says you can’t deep fry with EVOO 🤥, and it’s based on the belief that Olive Oil’s smoke point is very low.
What is smoke point? The temperature at which an oil starts to break down. The reality is that Extra Virgin Olive Oil's smoke point starts at 425º 🙌🏼 far more than what’s needed to deep fry.
EVOO is in fact a true superhero in the kitchen 🦸🏻♂️, the better the quality the higher the smoke point 🥵 Making it your trusted sidekick in your deep fry adventures, without ever compromising taste or quality.
Why we love (and support) EVOO deep frying
Picture this: sun-kissed landscapes, warm breezes, and amazing flavors 🌅 Yourself, sitting in a tiny cafe in the beach enjoying an amazing meal. Yes, we are in the Mediterranean 🌍 home of quality EVOO-based cuisine.
From sautéing to braising and even deep frying, the mediterranean people have mastered the art of EVOO cooking, why not join them? 👨🏼🍳
This region and type of cuisine is known for its health and tastiness, making it the perfect reference for our post. Specifically Spanish cuisine is characterized by its deep fried plates 🍤, like Croquetas and Fried Calamari. Don’t be afraid of giving EVOO frying a chance.
Healthier and tastier
One of the main reasons we choose EVOO to deep fry (besides owning an EVOO company) is that it bursts out new and amazing flavors 😋. And the second reason? Its a healthier approach to a commonly considered unhealthy type of food 🌿.
We’re all team french fries 🍟 and fried chicken 🍗, but we also know that fried foods aren’t the best for your health. So why not give it a healthier approach?
Olive Oil is filled with antioxidants, vitamins and numerous health benefits 👩🏼⚕️ So technically, using EVOO is a nutritious way of deep frying. Let’s say goodbye to greasy guilt and hello to crispy satisfaction! (Please don’t use this as an excuse to start deep frying everything 😅 we’re here for it, but also for your health 💓)
THE BEST PART
Now that your informed and ready to deep fry everything… we got you covered! As a bonus, we’ve included a downloadable PDF 🤩 with our very best deep fried recipes 👨🏼🍳
From delicious appetizers to mouthwatering mains 🙌🏼, these recipes will awaken your taste buds 🤤 and leave craving for more.
So give EVOO a try the next time you want to deep fry a dish! 🧡 O-Live is your trusty culinary companion, that will elevate your preparations to a new level 📈 Embrace the Mediterranean spirit 💃 and let your taste buds dance with delight!