Which Frying Oil is Best for My Business?

With so many different frying oils available in today's market, it's sometimes difficult to know which is the best choice for your business. You need to consider more than just cost - the health aspects of cooking oil are increasingly important to your customers, and...

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The Basics of Good Frying

1. START WITH FROZEN PRODUCT For optimal texture and flavour, be sure product is completely frozen before cooking. 2. CHECK OIL TEMPERATURE Ensure oil is always up to the fill level and heated to 175°C - 180°C (never above 180°C). Check temperature regularly and...

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Taking Care of your Oil and your Fryer

During non-peak times, reduce oil temperature to 120°C. After hours, turn off your fryer and cover it. When cleaning, cover to prevent contamination. Change your oil regularly to maintain food quality and consistency. Perform boil-out procedures every 3-6 months with...

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Storing and Preparing Frozen Vegetables

Do not thaw or rinse frozen food before cooking. Never thaw and then refreeze frozen foods. Check the temperature of your refrigerator, freezer and cool room regularly. Freezer temperature should be no warmer than -18°C. Frozen foods keep at -18°C, but for peak...

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Potatoes: A Healthy Choice for Your Customers

Did you know that the humble potato plays an important role within your customers' balanced diet? It's a valuable source of dietary fibre, iron, vitamin C, thiamine, niacin and potassium. Potato is an important carbohydrate and contains no saturated or trans-fat, no...

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How to Maximise your Oil’s Frying Life

There are three keys to maximising oil life: 1. FILTER REGULARLY For optimum performance, filter your oil and clean your fryer every day - more often for high-volume frying or heavy sediment products. Regular filtration and cleaning is the best way to preserve your...

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How French Fries are Made

How do McCAIN potato fries get from the farmer's field to your business? This is a question that many have asked, so here it is - the process of making French fries. After harvesting, the potatoes are brought to McCAIN in trucks equipped with conveyor belts for easy...

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Best Frying Practice Tips

To ensure your McCAIN fries always present and taste as appealing as possible, it's important to follow 'best practice' cooking procedures. Here are some handy hints to pass on to your staff: COOK FROM FROZEN WHERE POSSIBLE - frozen fries will absorb less oil during...

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Frozen vs fresh: the Case for Frozen Vegetables

When you consider the many advantages of choosing frozen vegetables over fresh, it's no wonder that frozen is the preferred choice for many foodservice applications. The food is picked or harvested at the peak of its freshness and ripeness, and snap frozen within...

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