01/06/2021 | Press release | Archived content
An accurate flour pre-dusting is key to a homestyle product with a crispy bite. To get an attractive, crunchy product, it is vital to keep the flour condition consistent and get optimum coverage of the product. That may sound simple, but working with the fine particles of flour is a science of its own.
Tempura batter gives the ideal base for a flawless layer of coating and controls the pickup of breading. The challenge here is again to get optimum coverage of the product. The better the batter coverage, the better the pickup, the better the yield.
Homestyle's textured look is formed as flour breading and batter fold into layers on the surface of the product. The best way to create this effect authentically, is using the gentle tumbling motion of a drum. When the drum rotates, it drops the product from a height, creating a controlled mechanical force. It is this force, combined with the time the product remains in the drum that is essential to building the layers of coating and creating the flaky homestyle texture.
Many factors combine to create the perfect homestyle coating. Marel offers an integrated, full line solution that makes the most efficient use of ingredients and delivers consistent, high-quality homestyle coated products. At the heart of the solution is the RevoBreader, which guarantees the ultimate coverage and optimal handling ensuring the very best product every time.
Marel's RevoBreader has a unique drum size, which ensures a flaky homestyle texture that is second to none and perfectly suited for retail or QSR restaurants. The large drum guarantees high levels of pickup, optimum coverage and excellent retention of crumb during the frying process. The RevoBreader can also operate as a pre-dusting machine with optional dust cyclone to help maintain a clean, dust-free working environment.
Handling between coating and frying is also critical to ensure products do not stick together and the delicate layers of breading are preserved. The RevoBreader evenly spreads product across the belt after tumbling, without the need for additional manual handling. This not only reduces labor but also improves the products' transition into the next processing step.
Eduard Knagge, Managing Director of G+G Convenience Produkte, has been involved with the RevoBreader since the early days of its development. Read more about the results achieved and the flexibility it has given production.