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This is part of the description of how 茄子餃子{なすぎょうざ} is prepared at a particular restaurant:

天ぷらの要領で水で溶いた小麦粉をつけて中火の油で揚げる。

If の要領で was replaced by のように, would there be any difference?

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Yes, there would be small difference. 要領 often implies a process which consists of multiple steps or involves some special "technique", while のように does not imply that at all. However, this difference is very small.

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