Stir-frying Foods

Stir frying foods is cooking small pieces of food or meat over high heat in very hot fat or oil, using a skillet or wok. Food is stirred around in the pan continually as it cooks.

532 Questions

Which cut of beef is best for stir fry?

The very best is rump, but I've seen butchers use topside and round. Of course rib and eye fillet would both be pricey, but OK.

When did stir frying originate?

Stir frying is a pair of Chinese cooking techniques for preparing food in a wok: chǎo (炒) and bào (爆). The term stir-fry was introduced into the English language by Buwei Yang Chao, in her book How to Cook and Eat in Chinese, to describe the chǎo technique.[1][2] The two techniques differ in their speed of execution, the amount of heat used, and the amount of tossing done to cook the food in the wok. Cantonese restaurant patrons judge a chef's ability to perform stir frying by the "wok hei" produced in the food. This in turn is believed to display their ability to bring out the aroma of the wok and essence of the food cooking[citation needed]. it orginated in the dynasty

Things to describe chicken stir fry?

Well stir fry is a mixture of suculant chicken ,spicy vegetables and soft noodles! YUM!!

How long does it take to heat up vegetable stir fry?

It depends whether you're using a wok or a microwave. If you're using a wok, it would take about 4 minutes in high heat, and about 6 minutes from a microwave.

How long does it take stir fry beef to brown?

Because stir fry beef is sliced so thin, it usually only takes 5-8 minutes for it to brown. because of health risks for the very young or very old, I would suggest cooking for 8-10 minutes to be sure that it is safe.

Is stir Fried Vegetables method convection or conduction?

In actual fact stir fry is both conduction & convection, this is because the food is getting hot by conduction But then it is convection as you generally put water or something in it.

How many calories are in a stir fry?

It depends on what kind of stir fry it is, and how much of it you eat. But assuming it's a 1 cup serving of the average chicken stir fry, it would be about 200-250 calories.

What kind of skillet do you use to reduce your need for added fat when stir frying?

Any kind of Teflon works, though I've found that Circulon does a GREAT job. It has a surface of tiny raised ridged that the food sort of sits on and doesn't stick to. Unless Teflon, which can eventually get scraped of an must be thrown away so it doesn't taint your food, this is the actual texture of the metal so it's long-lasting. I have a set that's 15 years old and still working great.

Does stir-frying kill bacteria in meat?

If your meat is well cooked, then yes it should.

How many calories are in stir fry sauce?

Well it really depends on the amounts and different ingredients used, but I've been noticing on average (per serving size) 23.75 calories.

What can be used as a substitute for ground ginger in stir fry?

The dish will not have the same taste at all without the ginger, but that is okay. Try sesame seeds and sesame oil for sesame stir fry instead.

How do you spell stir fry?

Well, I've only seen it spelled stir-fry in cook books.

How long to stir-fry large shrimp?

If shrimp is not cooked, it will be a grey color. If uncooked, cook until shrimp turns pink, plus one minute. If shrimp is pre-cooked, cook until it has been heated through.

Why is a stir fry called 'Stir Fry'?

Stir fry is called Stir fry because it is made in a wok and you stir the meal to cook it, otherwise it burns, and also you fry it in a wok.

How do you say 'stir fry' in Chinese?

The Chinese word for "stir fry" is "炒." It's written the same way in Simplified and Traditional Chinese. In Hanyu Pinyin, it's pronounced "chao3." In Gwoyeu Romatzyh, it's pronounced "chao."

What would you put in a stir fry?



beab sprout






What is the best stir fry sauce?

A delicious Stir Fry sauce is made by just mixing 15ml of Soy Sauce and 15grams of cornflour.