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Crowding your pan with too much food when frying will cause the food to steam and keep it from getting crispy and brown.
Add Your Own Flavor
Because shortening is flavorless, it is great to use in frosting recipes. It lets the flavor shine!
Rolling your pie dough can get a bit, well, sticky. Chilling it for about an hour before rolling will help prevent sticking.