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Which oil to use for deep frying ?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Neal, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Neal

    Neal Millennium Member

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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?
     

  2. 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.

    Thanks,
    Neal
     
  3. 21 shooter

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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.
     
  4. MrsKitty

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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.
     
  5. Neal

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

    Neal
     
  6. Peanut oil.

    Hint: to save on cost buy big bottles like 1gal sizes or larger.
     
  7. Cajun

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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.
     
  8. nickg

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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.
     
  9. Branspop

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    Do they make a special filter for cooking oils?
     
  10. 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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  12. Glock Clock

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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.
     
  13. {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
     
  14. nickg

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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.
     
  15. Branspop

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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?
     
  16. Neal

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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
     
  17. kilroy2721

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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.