How To Deep-Fry Food Like a Pro

Don't have a deep-fryer? No problem. Buddakan's Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Skurnick shows us how to easily fry at home.


Not everyone has a personal deep-fryer, but that doesn't mean you can't whip up a batch of your favorite fried foods at home.

Buddakan's execuitive pastry chef, Daniel Skurnick, shows us how to easily (and safely) deep-fry in your kitchen.

All you need is a medium-sized pot, a thermometer and a metal strainer.

Watch the video above and you'll be well on your way to making your own onion rings, doughnuts, clam strips — you name it!

  • Step 1: Fill the pot half-way with canola oil. 
  • Step 2: Set flame to medium-high heat. 
  • Step 3: Using a thermometer, allow the oil temperature to rise to 350 degrees F and reduce the heat. 
  • Step 4: Carefully lower food into oil, and turn food in the oil so it fries evenly on both sides. 
  • Step 5: Once food achieves desired color (usually a golden brown) carefully remove with metal strainer and place on paper towel or rack to drain.