It's always a big question whenever we cook the deep-fried foods, that what to do with that leftover oil? Yes, many people still don't know whether to use the pre-heated oil or not. Of course! It's not so healthy to use the leftover oil all the time as it may increase the toxic nature in the food. But, believe us, you can absolutely reuse the oil following some important tips. Here we have shared some of them, have a look!
Before reusing the oil, one should store it properly, soon after deep frying.
Here Are A Few Storage Tips That One Should Follow...
First, allow the oil to cool down completely. Then filter it using a thin muslin cloth in order to strain the excess debris.
Pour the oil in an air-tight container and store it in a cool and dark place. Remember that you use that oil quickly (within 10-15 days).
Tips To Reuse Leftover Oil?
Use the oil to knead the chapati dough and also for drizzling while making chapatis.
One can use the oil for cooking the curries and other shallow fried foods.
Use the oil for drizzling over your breakfast foods like dosas and also for greasing the idli plates.
Important Points To Be Remembered
Make sure that you only use the oils like Sunflower, Safflower and other oils with the higher smoking point for deep frying. As the oils with low smoking point become more toxic when reused.
It's better to discard the leftover oil if it turns darker in colour.
If you have deep fried the non-veg foods then reuse it only for cooking the non-veg foods.
Don't expose the reused oil for excess heat as it may get spoiled and unfit for further usage.
Hope these tips will be helpful for you. If we have missed any other important tips, then do share with us in the comment section below...
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