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What about frying is unhealthy?

bairice | May 8, 2012 04:44 PM

I'm trying to understand what makes fried foods unhealthy. I imagine all the extra oil that goes into french fries and pork katsu and fried ice cream is the main factor, but is there anything about the frying process that converts/creates any unhealthy chemicals?

I'm wondering specifically about

1) Oven "frying". If I am broiling skin-on chicken thighs, does that mean that if anything I am being healthier because the broiling process is allowing the fat to escape from the skin?

2) Making pork/chicken skin cracklings. Since I am essentially frying all the oil out of the skin, does that make it healthier than eating the skin made through some other cooking process (steaming, stir fry)?

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