Food Preparation: Frying
There are three basic methods of frying:
Pan frying, also known as sautéing, uses a small amount of melted shortening or oiljust enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
Shallow frying uses enough melted shortening or oil to partially cover the food.
Deep frying completely covers or submerges the food in melted shortening or oil.
Although most foods can be fried using any of the three methods, the following table indicates the foods most typically prepared with each method.