Sesame oil benefits for frying
Light sesame oil has a high smoke point and is suitable for deep-frying, while dark sesame oil (from roasted sesame seeds) has a slightly lower smoke point and is unsuitable for deep-frying. Instead, it can be used for the stir-frying of meats or vegetables, sautéing, or for the making of an omelet. Frying oil and salad oil are generally used for making fried food at home. But professional “Edomae (Edo-era type)” Tempura (Japanese fritters) chefs prefer to use sesame oil. The aroma of sesame seeds makes Tempura tastier. When making fried food at home, just adding 30% sesame oil to your frying oil makes the dish more fragrant. In addition, since sesame oil is comparatively difficult to oxidize, adding it to your frying oil prolongs not only the life of the frying oil but also the palatability of your Tempura.