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Interesting Wok failure

NewEnglandEggerNewEnglandEgger Posts: 104
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I ran into something new with my wok cooking tonight. Was attempting a simple chicken dish that I have done several times successfully. This time...the chicken was burned on the outside within 45 to 60 seconds. I had not previously worried much about the oil getting too hot. Tonight I was wok'ing in the rain, and I had a pretty red hot bed of coals going on. So...was it purely a matter of the peanut oil being too hot? Or did the rain hitting the oil contribute? If just a matter of overheated oil, how do you regulate that? The only other difference was that I added some of the new Dizzy Pig Bombay-ish to my normal seasoning. There is no sugar in it, so not sure it was a factor. Tom

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