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Old 12-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Which cooking oils do you use?

Hi, im learning how to cook and i know people use different kinds of oil for different kinds of food but its not always the same oil for the same food.
theres different oils for stir fry, deep frying, cakes, and other things. if you use an oil for a meat or veggie or anything else that you think makes it taste really good please share. =)

I will contribute too when i make something i think is really good.
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Generally I try to avoid oil. When called for in a recipe, I will often use Trader Giotto's (Trader Joe's) Imported Italian Olive Oil.

Now if I can figure out a better shipping arrangement with Croatia, I'll switch to Ante's Oil.
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I like Canola. It's one of the healthiest oils, tastes good and it's inexpensive.
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Yes, Ante's olive is by far the best I've had. I don't know if it's the freshness or the fruits, but it's amazing and I'm very happy to have been able to experience it!

Our regular go to olive oil is Bariani.
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For deep frying I like peanut oil for the flavor it imparts.

For baking (especially savory) I have switched to an organic lard. The flavor and texture is unmatched.

And always butter for frying or basting eggs!

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For baking (especially savory) I have switched to an organic lard. The flavor and texture is unmatched.
I've always used Crisco vegetable shortening instead of lard. For my tastes it works just as well in pie crusts, etc.
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@ Sunfish. Thanks for the link. That really helps to get started.
@ Richard. I'll try Trader Joe's olive oil.
@ Turtile. Ive read a lot about that one and i need to think more about it first.
@ Momoese. Which organic lard do you use? Did you buy Ante's olive oil here or in Croatia?
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I've always used Crisco vegetable shortening instead of lard. For my tastes it works just as well in pie crusts, etc.
I saw a huge difference. I've always craved the flavor and texture of my grandma's pie crusts, and now I finally have it! It only took me 20 or so years of baking to find it.

My crusts are now crunchy/flakey after baking, and after microwaving or reheating in the oven. This even works on chicken pot pie with all that moisture from the sauce. Add to that the flavor of the organic lard and wow!!
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@ Momoese. Which organic lard do you use? Did you buy Ante's olive oil here or in Croatia?
We buy ours from Lindy & Grundy

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Ante and I made several trades before his postal system went crazy on exports. Hopefully that changes soon.
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[quote=momoese;183963]Yes, Ante's olive is by far the best I've had. I don't know if it's the freshness or the fruits, but it's amazing and I'm very happy to have been able to experience it!

I have tried Antes olive oil and it is indeed great stuff. I think the reason is it is not over processed.Maybe Ante will explain later.

Antes oil was at least a two cougher.


9. Why are Extra Virgin olive oils often so bitter?

Extra Virgin olive oils contain the flavors of the olive fruit. (Tasting a raw olive is one of those experiences you would hope never to repeat.) Bitterness, along with pungency and vegetal/fruit flavors are considered positive attributes in EVO olive oils, particularly when they are well balanced. Depending on many factors, such as the olive variety and ripeness, milling technique, and the age of the oil, the bitterness and pungency can be quite intense. Sometimes professional tasters jokingly classify EVO oils as ‘one-cough, two-cough or three-cough’ oils. Fortunately, these strong olive oils make wonderful condiments. Once you get used to them, you’ll find them more and more attractive.
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Ante and I made several trades before his postal system went crazy on exports. Hopefully that changes soon.
Thanks for the link. =D I bookmarked that and i used search and found a whole thread about Ante's olive oil.
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I used to use Canola but then became unsure of it's safety after doing research. I now use World's Best Rice Bran Oil Trans fat replacement for frying and it's a healthier alternative and has a high smoke point temperature. For lower temperature frying, etc. I use various brands of olive oil.
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I used to use Canola but then became unsure of it's safety after doing research. I now use World's Best Rice Bran Oil Trans fat replacement for frying and it's a healthier alternative and has a high smoke point temperature. For lower temperature frying, etc. I use various brands of olive oil.
Thanks for the link. =D mostly i just want to learn more about cooking but yeah we dont use canola oil for cooking but we have a lot of other oils but not rice bran oil. I'll try that too. This was on my dads PC and its why we dont use canola oil.
The Dangers of Canola Oil

The wiki article says to use tea seed oil for stir fry but i want to try rice bran oil too. i want to learn how to saute mushrooms and stuff too so i will need to get a bottle of Trader Joe's olive oil. they have a store on Shelbyville road.
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I've started using coconut oil (filtered over carbon so it doesn't smell or tastes like coconut anymore at all!) for thing like stirrfrying my food. It's much more healthy than butter and oils, and it doesn't give off a vapour or smoke if you heat it up to 180/200 deg centigrade.

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For frying we use sunflower oil, if its for frying fish than I mix it with Olive oil. Some dishes here nothing can replace homemade lard and for ALL other food there is only Olive oil. We add it while cooking and on the plates after the meal is done. Im proud that our Oil travelled all arround the World and I hope that after New Year post will again return to old shipping politics.
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Hi, Kevin!


I enjoy a good quality olive oil and use it most often. Olive oil is very healthy for you and it's practically an elixir for the heart.


I admit to using butter occasionally to fry eggs in...even with a little bacon fat left in the pan!


Ok and I have a thing for mushrooms fried in butter too but I try not to indulge in them very often (lying! ). I also bake on occasion too, so I use butter and crisco shortening.


Alright...you've forced me to confess to using vegetable oil as well, when deep frying things...like french fries, etc. But only on occasion...like once a year. I used to be a complete health nut and still have tendencies. Moderation is the key.

I'm going to try some guy's olive oil who's a member on this site. I think he's from Greece but his screenname slips me. Bob's going to share some with me. He says it's the best he's ever had! I can't wait to try.

Good luck with your cooking, Kevin. I'm sure you'll be great at it.


Note: Please be careful with oils, especially when you're a new cook...and never leave oily pans on the stove unattended! A friend of mine burned his family's house to the ground when he was 20, while cooking with oil and leaving the room! It was horrible and he lived out in the country so the fire trucks took awhile to get there. Don't wanna scare ya Kevin but just be careful.


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