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Which oil to use for deep frying ?

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  1. Neal

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    It's said that most of the oils(fats) used for frying are not good for us. Which of the oils suitable for deep frying, is the least harmfull to our health?
     

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  3. Neal

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    My son said McDonalds uses peanut oil for frying. Where can this be found? I do not recall seeing it in the oil section of the grocery stores around here.

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    The best price I have found was at a Sam's Club. I think that peanut oil is best for anything that is fried.
     
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    When buying peanut oil read the label carefully or you will get a blend instead of pure peanut!

    We get ours at Sam's Club too.
     
  7. Neal

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    We have a local Sam's Club, I'll check there. Thanks much for the tips. :)

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  8. noway

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    Peanut oil.

    Hint: to save on cost buy big bottles like 1gal sizes or larger.
     
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    Also, get a good filter and filter it after each use.

    If you keep it clean it will last much longer than other oils.
     
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    regular vegetable oil is what i use for "deep frying".

    but if i'm just frying something up in a pan i use extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil depending on what i'm frying.
     
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    Do they make a special filter for cooking oils?
     
  12. noway

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    No, but their is a typical strainer at Walmart/Line-n-things/etc or other store that you pour the oil thru.


    I cook alot of potatoes and plantains and have to strain my oil every month to 2 months to get the extra "crispies" out of the oil. ;)
     
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    How do you store your used oil?
     
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    Grape seed oil have a high cooking temperature of 320 degree F.
    Also help to reduce cholesterol

    Have a light taste.
    Oliver oil generally not suit for high temp cooking.
     
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    {How do you store your used oil?}

    Under the counter in it's orginal container.Used oil that's being replaced is poured into a 2oz coke bottle and discard. I change my deep-frying oil after 3-5months or sometime sooner if I fry a lot of fish.

    Another strainer idea is the smaller one that you can use in deep deep-fryer so that you sweep the oil surface to remove extra crispies and don't have to worry about pouring oil out and making a mess. If you get a strainer get the biggest size and use a bottle with a WIIIIIIIDE mouth. Trust me you will make less of a mess and be awhole lot quicker.

    Now that I'm typing this, the last oil strain I did my counter look like the Valdez Oil spill ;f
     
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    that's one reason why i haven't been using my deep fryer lately. i just get tired of draining the oil all the time. but you do get better all around cooking than with a pan for sure.
     
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    In case it doesn't show, but I don't fry a whole lot....

    Next question:

    Is there a big taste influence between the different types of oils? I know olive has a significant difference over say... canola, but what about canola v. peanut v. any of the others?
     
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    Went to Sam's Club last night to buy some peanut oil. The only size container they have is 35 pounds! I now have about 4.3 gallons of peanut oil. ha ha
     
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    Olive oil is not good for deep frying...You can use Canola oil but Peanut oil is by far the best around...Just keep it clean.