Cinnamon Is The Secret To Prevent Splattering When Cooking Fish

As delicious as pan-fried fish fillets might be, the process of cooking them can turn into a messy affair. Though oil splatters on countertops and potentially dangerous sizzles of oil might seem unavoidable, a sprinkle of cinnamon in the pan can help you put dinner on the table with ease. If you've been the recipient of a scalding splash of oil, you're not alone. The good thing is as surprising as it might sound, adding powdered cinnamon can help keep hot oil in control — and your hands safe from burning oily drops of offending ingredients.

Whether you're planning on pan-frying okra or fresh Atlantic salmon for tonight's dinner, remembering the quick addition of cinnamon before you place the main ingredients into the oil can make a major difference when it comes to protecting yourself and setting up an easier clean-up after dinner has been served. 

A safer frying experience

If you're worried about any of your main dishes or pan-fried recipes taking on the sweet, earthy taste of the cinnamon that is placed into the pan, a sprinkle of salt can also do the trick and reduce the number of oil splatters from your frying efforts. Though adding about a teaspoon of cinnamon or salt to your hot oil may not eliminate splatters completely, the extra ingredient will noticeably lessen the amount of oil that sizzles out of your pan.

Whether you're a professional chef or an at-home amateur, wielding hot oil with confidence can help you prepare delicious meals with ease and get dishes plated and ready to serve. Be sure to choose the appropriate pan for your pan-fried recipes and use the right oils and kitchen equipment to keep yourself safe, and you'll have a tasty hot dinner ready to set on the table in no time.