Stir-Frying Article - Allrecipes.com
Add a Comment

Stir-Frying

Stir-frying finishes foods fast, preserving the crunch and vitamins of fresh vegetables.

Preparation Pays Off

Successful stir-frying begins with good preparation. Because the cooking time is mere minutes, ingredients should be sliced in advance into small, uniform pieces and lined up beside the hot wok. They are then dropped into the sizzling oil for a quick 1-2-3 finish.

Eat Your Vegetables

Stir-frying is very vegetable-friendly. Most recipes use lots of vegetables and only a little meat, seafood or tofu. Quick cooking limits the loss of vitamins, and the curved sides and bottom of traditional woks permit cooking with smaller amounts of oil.

East and West

Stir-frying is like sautéing, with a few key differences. Stir-frying is traditionally performed at very high temperatures in a wok -- a cooking vessel with long, curved edges -- and often uses flavorful peanut oil, which has a high smoke point, instead of olive oil or butter.
 

Comments
galaxymanufan1416 
Jan. 4, 2013 2:01 pm
this is very helpful i want to learn to stir-fry for my mom and this helps me a lot
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Top Dessert Recipes
Top Dessert Recipes

Rated, reviewed, and ready to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

How to Clean Mushrooms

Watch tips for cleaning, prepping, and storing all types of mushrooms.

How to Season Cast Iron

See how to care for cast iron cookware so it lasts for years and years.

How to Cut and Seed Melons

Get tips for choosing, peeling, seeding, and serving ripe melons.

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States