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Ask Tina: Is there a better way to drain fried foods?

Q: How can I effectively drain fried food on paper towels without using half a roll of paper towels?

A: Even if you put down 20 sheets of paper, a small piece of fried food will soak oil all the way to the bottom of the stack.  I crumple paper towels into loose wads and place them in a bowl or plate. This creates a larger surface area to absorb oil from the fried food and prevent it from being too greasy.


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