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Old 03-31-2016, 07:20 PM
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Default What type of cooking oil do you use?

As of late, I've been using canola oil.

It is cholesterol-free and has no transfats. It is also heart healthy.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

I don't care for the taste of it. I usually use peanut oil because of it's high flash point.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

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I don't care for the taste of it. I usually use peanut oil because of it's high flash point.

Peanut oil is just too bloody expensive!

Soybean oil also has a high flash level and it is much cheaper than peanut oil.
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Corn or peanut oil.
I do have olive oil but rarely use it.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

It depends on what I'm cooking but use canola oil mostly, then peanut, and olive oil. I used to like safflower oil but not sure it's made anymore. Googled it and it is but not in large quantities.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

It depends on what I'm cooking and how I'm cooking it. For most purposes I use olive oil. For Asian food or deep frying, I reach for the peanut oil. Sometimes I use corn, walnut, coconut, or grapeseed oils. For finishing, I keep on hand sesame, truffle, and argan oils.

Like Leni, I don't care for the taste of canola oil - it can make some dishes taste 'fishy'.

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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

I use canola and evoo. Never noticed an off-taste of canola.

I hope the power of suggestion doesn't get me on this - I'm very susceptible to suggestion!

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Old 04-01-2016, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

I fry fish in canoal oil so there you go. It's a matter of taste. I love the taste of fish.
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I had been using mostly EVOO with sometimes canola. I think I'm off to peanut oil after reading this.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

Adillo, I recently started using peanut oil for frying fish and like it a lot.

There is a lot of info on the internet for this. This is from Alton Brown in 2010. At least one knows what's available.

http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/colle...mokepoints.htm
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

If I'm making a salad dressing I will use a vegetable oil. If I'm going to fry I will use whichever oil is cheapest at the time, but I preferred to fry in lard. I used to use olive oil but I wasn't crazy about the olive oil flavor, I now use grape-seed oil. It's better for you as a higher flashpoint and tastes a lot better. If you haven't tried grape seed-oil give it a try please
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

I use mostly rapeseed oil but for salads, with lamb, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods usually olive oil.

When I fry fish, I usually use butter, not oil. Not so health but the taste...
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I use mostly rapeseed oil but for salads, with lamb, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods usually olive oil.

When I fry fish, I usually use butter, not oil. Not so health but the taste...

I pan fry fish in butter too sometimes, Saliha.
Especially tilapia fillets.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

Interesting reading - who knew swedes and rapeseed were related?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapeseed

I can't remember frying fish in butter but did fry trout in bacon grease while camping and it wasn't bad.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

Rape seed is canola oil. I also use olive oil and bacon drippings depending on what I am cooking. Fry potatoes and onions in bacon and sausage drippings. It gives them a great flavor. Must be my German heritage but I never throw bacon drippings away.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

I loved the German restaurants where tubs of bacon grease were on the table instead of butter.

When Peter did his Euro tour the Polish restaurants did the same and he said it was to die for. He gave up being a vegetarian for that trip. LOL !
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I loved the German restaurants where tubs of bacon grease were on the table instead of butter.

When Peter did his Euro tour the Polish restaurants did the same and he said it was to die for. He gave up being a vegetarian for that trip. LOL !
I love bacon, and I'll fry an egg in bacon grease. Just the thought of smearing congealed bacon grease on bread turns my stomach. That's right up there with people eating a spoonful of Crisco .

The oil I use depends on what I'm cooking. I keep vegetable, peanut, and olive oils on hand, but no fancy oils.
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I know, Cooksie, I couldn't do it.

When the kids from Eastern Euro would come for Little League tournaments they'd eat the bacon raw and would never ask first.
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I have canola, coconut, peanut, grape seed, toasted sesame, chili sesame and EVOO for cooking. And flax seed for salads.
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Default Re: What type of cooking oil do you use?

hmmmmmm. I used to keep
Wesson
corn
peanut
safflower
canola
olive oil
on hand.

and fret and fidget over which I should use / is best for xyz.

then DW tested borderline for cholesterol - dumped the whole lot for plain ole olive oil - not evoo (that I have a small bottle, for salad drizzles...) -

I fry / saute / whatever with it.

the only remaining exception is deep frying - I still use peanut oil as it's always a 'use&toss' situation and olive oil is too expensive for that.
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