What are the different "oils" used for in cooking?
When is the best time to use olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil, almond oil, etc?
While I do not have the exact figures handy, the term "smoke point" is applicable to using oil for frying. An oil with too low of a smoke point should not be used over high heat, as cooking with it will not produce good results, and could be just very dangerous.
I use olive oil probably 90% of the time, when cooking anything remotely Mediterranean: Italian, Spanish, Moroccan, Cuban, Lebanese, etc. For Asian cooking or deep-frying I'll use canola.
I use safflower oil, canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, light olive oil and sesame oil.
I'm pretty sure that peanut/groundnut oil is best for stir-frying because it can withstand very high temperatures; sesame oil will give you a good depth of flavor, especially in asian food; extra virgin olive oil shout not be heated -use medium; and canola/rape seed is a pretty standard oil for frying. as for any others, I don't know.
I will note that when I have it, I often substitute ghee for vegetable/ olive oil, it has a great taste, and a wonderful smell.
by theframjak 10 months ago
Can I use canola oil to make hummus?I love hummus and most recipes call for olive oil. I was wondering if anyone has used any other oils such as canola and how it turned out.
by Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago
What is the best oil to use for cooking? Olive oil? Canola? Coconut?
by june of ages 7 years ago
Canola oil, olive oil, flax oil, walnut oil and Coconut oil.......All of these oils are supposed to be healthy oils. Which should I use regularly and in what manner should the oils be used?
by Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago
What is your regular cooking oil that you frequently use in cooking food ?Olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, vegetable oils, and many more! I and my mother always use sunflower oil and olive oil in our dishes.
by shriash 7 years ago
1. olive oil2. corn oil3. cocount oil4. sunflower oil
by Versatile Health 6 years ago
Just want to get a quick tally of how many people on this forum are using vegetable oil to cook with still. I have been doing a lot of research lately about the dangers associated with cooking with these oils and want to see what others opinions are on it...Let me know!
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