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February 27, 2013 11:47 AM
I know, I sound so stupid... But I'm new to this counting calories thing. I bought chicken patties to eat. They have 140 calories, and I'm just wondering if I log that in as a Quick Add Calories, if I fry it, does that add more calories? I'm sorry for this crazy question.
  38609129
February 27, 2013 11:47 AM
most of the time, yep,
  18764101
February 27, 2013 11:47 AM
if you use oil then yes. just measure out the oil and log that too
  4164508
February 27, 2013 11:48 AM
If you dry fry it, no added calories. If you fry in oil, you have to count the calories in the oil.
  13096635
February 27, 2013 11:48 AM
If you add fat to the pan, it will add some calories. Take a guess based on what you are using to fry them.
  35418215
February 27, 2013 11:48 AM
Probably. Sigh. I haven't been counting any oil used for frying, but I suppose it would count. sigh.
  37971849
February 27, 2013 11:48 AM
Not if you use vegetable oil, then it's good for you. wink

Seriously though, yes, it unfortunately adds calories and fat in addition to the flavour.
February 27, 2013 11:48 AM
They'll absorb some oil as you're frying them, so, yes. It's hard to say how much though- you might want to measure the oil carefully.
February 27, 2013 11:49 AM
It depends on how much oil you use. If I use my pam spray I don't add it, if I use TBSs of Olive oil heck yes I add it
  9575842
February 27, 2013 11:49 AM
If you're frying it in oil, then yes you should be logging the oil.
  12837362
February 27, 2013 11:49 AM
Yes your food absorbs some of the oil when its fried.
  32211162
February 27, 2013 11:50 AM
Yes, measure the oil you fry it in. Or look on the database for a fried version. The problem with quick add calories is that they don't track your macros (protein, carbs, fat) .

Good luck. flowerforyou
  10126217
February 27, 2013 11:51 AM
No worries, no question is a dumb question, if you don't know the answer!
It will add more calories, depending on how you fry it, because in the cooking process, the food will soak up some of the oil that you use. Frying your food at the proper temperature will make it absorb LESS oil, but not NO oil. If I fry something, it's always pan fried in just a tablespoon or so of oil, and then I just add in that amount to my calories.
  27697303
February 27, 2013 11:52 AM
Yes, and that's why I bake things like that. I use my fryer maybe 2 times a year.
February 27, 2013 11:55 AM
It absolutely does. The only way to know how much for sure is to measure what you add to the pan and then measure what's left. Or use only enough that none is left in the pan.
  26987612
February 27, 2013 11:56 AM
I usually add something like a tablespoon and a half per 4 oz of meat.

Which is just a guestimate pulled straight outta my ass, but it's what I use.
February 27, 2013 11:57 AM
I figured those were the answers I'd get. Thanks, though. :) Looks like I'm going to have to get used to baking things. I like baked foods, but some things don't come with baking instructions.
  38609129
February 27, 2013 11:57 AM
Olive oil cooking spray if you want to minimize the additional cals. Otherwise, use a high quality oil for pan frying, and enjoy the healthy unsaturated fats, so long as it fits your macros.
February 27, 2013 12:03 PM
Oils have calories.
February 27, 2013 12:10 PM
QUOTE:

Oils have calories.


what about mineral oil?
February 27, 2013 12:14 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Oils have calories.


what about mineral oil?


It has minerals.
February 27, 2013 12:14 PM
This morning I had 1 fried egg, but I fired it in Olive Oil. Because of Lent, I am not having anything with sugar in it, so there goes Cereal until Easter. And I need to head to the store and get me some Fruit and Veggies for Breakfast. Yes, i do believe it adds calories.
February 27, 2013 12:22 PM
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  29754162
February 27, 2013 12:24 PM
Do yourself a favor, either bake it or don't eat it at all. Processed foods like the one you just mentioned - NO GOOD. It's time to start eating whole foods, not convenience ones. Frying shouldn't even be an option...
February 27, 2013 12:26 PM
Olive oil is good for you; don't be afraid to use it. I browned some ground buffalo in olive oil for lunch and added the 1 tablespoon to my lunch count.

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