question about frying and yogurt

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by taku, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. taku

    taku

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    Okay, I feel like the answer is no, but I wanna ask anyways:

    I was thinking about frying, and if you can fry with butter, would yogurt work as like an oil or frying thing? I was just thinking about it, it sounds very dumb to be but I didn't find any results online so I had to ask.

    anyways thanks

    taku
     
  2. chefbuba

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    No
     
  3. taku

    taku

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    gotcha, kinda figured as much. It was one of those thing i was so curious about I had to ask.

    thanks though
     
  4. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    The reason that you can't is that like all dairy products yogurt is a mix of fats and liquid ingredients with the other liquid ingredients far outweighing the fat content.  The reason you can fry with butter is that the production of butter results in the removal of almost all liquid ingredients except for the fat, which solidifies.  When you melt the butter, you drive off most of the remaining non-fat liquid leaving you with just the fat, in which you can fry.

    Trying to fry in heated yogurt (which will break down) would be like trying to fry in 2 tablespoons of melted butter mixed with 1/2 cup of water.  That's probably not the exact ratio but you get the picture.
     
  5. taku

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    Ahh ok interesting. Thanks for explaining this.