Thursday, January 03, 2013
Track food that you fry at home? I tend to just guesstimate 1 tbsp but wondering if its actually less since you're flash frying in hot oil. I was trying to track these egg rolls we made last night.
1 egg roll wrapper = 120 cals
2T ground beef/veggie filling = 100 cals
1T oil = 120 cals
Which totals to 340 cals. I fail to believe that one of these egg rolls is 340 cals. Even the thick greasy ones you get at chinese restaurants aren't 300 cals for one. But then how can it be less than 1T either? I tried googling it and no one really has an answer. A few said to measure your oil before and after you fry because oil doesn’t evaporate like water but seems so irrational to do it that way and id have to wait for the oil to cool and then divide the difference by how much egg rolls were fried and there's bound to be someone in my house who walks by and eats one as its being made straight out of the fryer so I'm sure I'll never know the true number of egg rolls in it. Grr...i know I'm making a mountain out of a molehill and an estimate is manageable...I mean Ive been doing it all this time but just wondering if any of you guys have a smarter method for estimating that you can educate us with :)