Frying Food

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Zeek38, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Zeek38

    Zeek38 Member

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    What kind of oil do you use to fry your foods?
     
  2. carnut1100

    carnut1100 Well-Known Member

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    Usually either Olive oil or Canola oil. If it is something the olive taste will overpower I use canola but otherwise olive by choice.
     

  3. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Adventurer at large

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    I avoid Canola Oil, after googling it up - it's one of those things that has it's lovers and haters - depending on whether you believe one side or the other. But after seeing what <doesn't> happen to Canola-based peanut butter (it hasn't changed state, decomoposed or attracted bugs or any other vermin when left out for one year!) - I choose to avoid it.

    So, I use olive oil or corn oil.
    I'm starting to go more 'natural' on many foods. Started late in this, but getting better. Feeling better too.
     
  4. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    canola oil is made from pressed rape seed which is poisonous to many mammals, and i understand causes baldness. SO THAT'S WHERE MY HAIR WENT!!!
     
  5. sunnyD_3

    sunnyD_3 Member

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    Can you use vegatable oil too? Which oil is healiest for you?
    Which oil is cheapest?
     
  6. lisat

    lisat Well-Known Member

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    I use peanut oil. It has a smoke point of 450 degrees. While canola and others have a smoke point of 400 it will burn very quickly and even if you don't see it burn you will taste it. Peanut oil is a neutral tasting oil so the true flavor of the food will come out without the aftertaste. I use mine throughout the camping season by filtering it with cheesecloth, unless I cooked fish or blooming onions.