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Old 12-30-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default Cooking Oil 101

A good post about what to cooking oils with a nice little chart at the end that suggest when to use what.

http://www.gofrolic.org/gofrolic/foo...g_Oil_101.html
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:19 AM   #2
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Grat read Allen..thanks for posting it! I had some holes in my fat knowledge that this filled in pretty quickly and painlessly!

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Old 12-30-2008, 09:42 AM   #3
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Do any of you fry in Coconut oil? I have done some experiments with this at home with varying degrees of success. If "extra virgin" is used, there are some impurities that can cause smoking and scorching of the food. However, If "pure" is used, it fries much cleaner but you lose some of the healthy benefits of the extra virgin type. Either way, its much better than using any vegetable oil....free radical city in veg oil, no matter how you fry it. The trick of frying in tropical oils, whether coconut or palm oil, is finding just the right temperature range....you can't crank up these oils to 375F, like you can vegetable oils.
Right now I'm working on an assignment overseas (Iraq, Yuck!) but when I return to the US in a few months I'm going to develop and market my own mixed nuts product. Lots of low-carb and Paleo fans like seasoned roasted nuts, but they have to settle for raw or dry roasted nuts because the others are almost always fried in peanut, cottonseed, or soybean oil. Mine will be unique in that they are cooked in health tropical oils that will not go rancid. I have excellent sources for obtaining fresh California almonds and oregon hazelnuts at very reasonable prices.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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Will, I use coconut oil mainly in my kitchen, with some lard thrown in for good measure. Just started using butter again too...I forgot how dang good that stuff tastes!

Here's an article I wrote on the oils that I allow in my kitchen: Ten Oils and How To Use Them
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:21 AM   #5
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Scott;

Have 10lbs of Pork Lard in freezer, plan to start rendering it this weekend. Any tips or advice appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:14 PM   #6
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Rather than typing all the instructions, here's how I'd do it: http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/20...nder-lard.html You probably won't want to render 10 lbs all at once, or if you do, freeze some of it.
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Rather than typing all the instructions, here's how I'd do it: http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/20...nder-lard.html You probably won't want to render 10 lbs all at once, or if you do, freeze some of it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:30 PM   #8
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I used red palm oil for frying my onions, veggies and turkey tonight! Thoughts?
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Delicious. It's high in all eight forms of vitamin E and quite stable. I have some in my cabinet.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:26 PM   #10
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Where is red palm oil availible? I've looked at the local grocery stores, Trader Joes, different commisaries....the only place I haven't looked is Whole Foods?
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