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whats the difference between deep fried and grilled?

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Duh (doctor) says that deep fried is better because it doesn't have all the carcinogens you get from grilled foods and by cooking it at a higher temperature you are killing all the bacteria ... and that the caloric difference is miniscule

I think its a load of crap
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 20, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:30 PM
Wish everyone agreed with that!
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Yeah, that doesn't sound right to me. It's not all about calories, what about the fat and grease from deep frying? I always feel sick after eating deep fried foods, but never do eating something grilled. 

by Anita on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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I think your doctor may have deep fried his brain.
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by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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May 29, 2011 | By Jayne Yenko
Which Is Healthier: Baking, Grilling or Frying?
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Healthy cooking doesn't have to mean less flavor or complicated techniques. Use your basic cooking skills to prepare healthy foods. Healthy food preparation limits the amount of fat, particularly saturated fat, which contributes to plaque buildup in the arteries and increases blood cholesterol levels. Use as little salt as possible to avoid raising your blood pressure. Instead of butter and salt, use herbs, spices, dry rubs and low-fat or no-fat sauces to enhance the flavor of meat and vegetables.


Baking seafood, chicken and vegetables is a healthy cooking method, as long as you limit added fats. Use a lightly greased pan to prevent sticking without adding significant fat. Add a small amount of liquid to keep meats moist. Baking in a hot oven helps vegetables cook quickly with brown crunchy outsides while preserving the vitamin and mineral content. Meat cooked slowly at 350 degrees Fahrenheit stays tender and juicy with nutrients intact.


Foods that cook quickly, such as burgers, need direct heat on a grill. Use indirect heat for foods that take longer than 20 minutes to cook, such as thick steaks or chops. For indirect cooking, place the food to the side of the fire, over a drip pan in a gas grill. If you're using a charcoal grill, spread the charcoal around the sides of the drip pan and close the lid. The drip pan catches the fat from the meat, leaving you with flavorful, lower fat food. You don't need to oil the rack on the grill, but spraying the food with a little oil can help prevent the food from sticking. Use grill pans for vegetables so they won't fall into the fire, or wrap them in aluminum foil. Skewers work well for bite-sized pieces of meat, vegetables and fruit.


Each 1 tbsp. of oil contains 120 calories, which makes frying a calorie-rich cooking method. Around 20 to 35 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat. If you are following a 2,000-calorie diet, fat should constitute roughly 400 to 700 calories per day. Choosing heart-healthy oil, such as peanut, soybean or canola, can help make fried foods healthier, but it won't make them any lower in calories. Vegetables, fish and poultry benefit from being coated with breading or batter, which absorbs some of the fat and prevents it from soaking into the food. Use an oil thermometer to maintain an even temperature while frying. This is important because oil that is too hot will burn the outside of the food before the inside is cooked; too cool and the food will be greasy and soggy. Use a slotted spoon to drain excess oil when you move the food from the oil to paper towels. The towels will absorb some of the oil. Fried food should be crisp and nicely browned.


Baking and grilling are the healthiest methods of preparing food, as they keep fat and calories low. Frying, particularly deep-fat frying, adds additional fat and calories you may not want in your diet. That's not to say you should eliminate all fried food, but if better health is your ultimate goal, moderation is important. You can also try poaching, slow cooking, stir-frying and roasting to reduce fat. Experiment with cooking methods you haven't used recently, and try new ways to add flavor using herbs and spices.

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by Silver Member on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:38 PM

thats insane! i cant believe that someone would say that... its outrageous

by Platinum Member on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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Your doctor must want to end you.
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by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

That IS a load of crap! Get a new doctor!

by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

It is SOOOO the oppposite. Carcinogens are rich in the oils you deep fry food in, especially at such high temperatures.

by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

He's trying to kill you. 

by Buzz Lightyear on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

oil vs. butter?

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