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Oil - Which do you fry in?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
What kind of oil do you use for frying?

Traditionally we've used Sunflower Oil but I think it smells a lot when heated, really gets into your clothes, etc but I don't think it's that healthy for you.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We usually use sunflower oil.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    olive oil.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'll sautee with olive oil and bake with canola oil or http://www.pam4you.com/index.jsp to keep things from sticking. Don't think I've ever fried anything before though.

    ETA: did fry with oil once. One smoke-alarm attempt at popcorn while babysitting and never again.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Olive oil or fry light
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Extra virgin for sauces and the like, sunflower for frying. Don't deep fry anything, but would use beef dripping if i did.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I always go for first pressing. I mean, why wait til everyone else has had their fun with the olives? Like that's going to be a party in your mouth...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some cheap homebrand shit....label just says 'Cooking Oil'. It's like one dollar. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nothing beats a bit of crude ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I use the olive oil version of this:

    http://www.mhfoods.net/fli.html
  • SkiveSkive Posts: 15,283 Skive's The Limit
    I always go for first pressing. I mean, why wait til everyone else has had their fun with the olives? Like that's going to be a party in your mouth...

    Been watching a bit of Peep Show?

    'Virgin' Olive Oil is wasted on most frying to be honest. Best saved for sauces and dressings.

    I use 'Pure' Olive Oil or Hemp oil for general frying.
    Lard for baking.

    For deep frying I use sunflower or corn oil.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sunflower oil or dry fry.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maiskeim-Oil. Can't really translate it tho.

    Mais is corn and keim something like seed, can't find a translation tho.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    g_angel wrote: »
    I use the olive oil version of this:

    http://www.mhfoods.net/fli.html

    i use the sunflower version, but mostly i just use a bit of butter
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i just use a bit of butter

    Oh yes, butter for omlettes. Hate oily omlettes :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Depends what I'm frying, I guess. Fish - i'll usually go with olive oil. If I'm browning some meat then something with a higher smoking temperature - sunflower, maybe. Corn oil if something has a delicate taste that I don't want to overpower.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RubberSkin wrote: »
    Oh yes, butter for omlettes. Hate oily omlettes :)

    EVERYTHING tastes better fried in butter
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hemp oil for general frying

    Does it smoke much?
  • SkiveSkive Posts: 15,283 Skive's The Limit
    Does it smoke much?

    Bout the same as butter. Lower than Virgin Olive higher than Pure Olive. Quite versatlie and an interesting taste.

    VERY GOOD FOR YOU APPARENTLY
    Higher content of Omega 3, 6, & 9 than any other oil
    * Half the saturated fat of olive oil
    * Contains ZERO trans fats
    * 10 ml of Good Oil contains as much GLA as 6 Evening Primrose capsules
    * Effective in treating ADHD, cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis
    * Contributes to the health of hair & skin, and helps cholesterol, immune system and joints

    This is waht I use.

    http://www.goodwebsite.co.uk/goodproducts.php

    Omegas-charts.jpg
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I use sunflower oil in the deep fat fryer, and olive oil for ordinary frying. Occasionally I use butter for eggs (omelette and fried).
  • littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    whichever is on offer at the time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Groundnut oil. No taste, no smell. Just what you want for frying.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    butter is great for eggs as they don't stick and that hemp oil is also tempting for it's health benefits but at £5 a bottle i'd rather use olive oil and hope my heart can do without.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I Just bought a bottle of this - not tried it out yet

    http://tinyurl.com/l7ladt


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Olive usually.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yea, I normally use olive oil when I cook for myself x
    crying-angel x
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