very silly question

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by gbhunter1977, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. gbhunter1977

    gbhunter1977

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    I have a question that most people will find silly. How do you fry unbreaded fish in cast iron or Allclad, and not have it stick. I did use sunflower oil but the protein still stuck to the pan like glue. I found when I bread the fish I do not have problems with it sticking. I did want to start culinary school but I was diagnosed with a terrible illness and the treatment messed up my system so bad that there is no way I could cut it in a commercial kitchen :(
     
  2. ordo

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    Deep fry? Or stirr fry?
     
  3. gbhunter1977

    gbhunter1977

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    Pan fry.
     
  4. mike9

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    Pan has to be hot then add oil and don't add the protein till the oil is hot.  Don't try to move it till it releases itself.
     
  5. gbhunter1977

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    Thank you very much.
     
  6. ordo

    ordo

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    And cast iron pan should be well seasoned.
     
  7. french fries

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    Even without breading you may want to experiment with lightly dredging the fish in flour, making sure you shake off all excess flour, just before you put the fish in the pan: this helps dry the fish surface which becomes less sticky. 
     
  8. gbhunter1977

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    Thank you for the help.
     
  9. chefsluggo

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    also make sure you pat your fish dry with a paper towel, excess moisture causes it to stick also. Sorry to hear about your illness, you can still fulfill your dreams as a chef without cooking in a big kitchen.
     
  10. gbhunter1977

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    How? I love cooking. Now I'm like my grandmother was, if some one walks into the kitchen while I'm cooking they will be running for their life lol :)