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Why flour before breading food?

cook411 | Apr 4, 2008 05:56 AM

How come in recipes for things such as chicken fingers or eggplant parmesan you first put flour on the item then egg then the breading. What purpose does the flour serve? I plan to make some baked rather than fried chicken fingers, so would I still need the flour or is that specifically for frying? Thanks!

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