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Old 04-30-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: nyc
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As I hate to clean frying pans most of my "frying" is done in the oven. Put a sheet of Aluminum Foil on the center rack pre-heat to 415 Put a sheet of parchment paper on top of the foil put what I'm "frying" on that close the door, raise the temp to 425 check on what's in the oven every now and then. If it is bleeding it needs to stay in longer, if it's crispy I take it out, if it's smoking I left it in too long.

Yes I do most of the cooking. wife likes my cooking, but she does hate I'm a slob and don't clean up my mess.

I believe cooking with this stuff isn't a good idea......some might call it a carcinogen


Sugita T, Ishiwata H, Yoshihira K. [Migration of heavy metals into food-simulating solvents from aluminum pans]. Eisei Shikenjo Hokoku 1988;(106):124-6. 1988.

Grilling with aluminum foil: What are the health risks?


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Old 04-30-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Canola oil should have never been approved by the FDA and there was plenty of funny business there to get it approved! If you read the reports of people dropping dead from heart legions after consuming rapeseed oil which contained erucic acid, and realize that Canola is rapeseed oil where they have attempted to select out the erucic acid, only they didn't get it all, you'd likely agree. Then they took this already unhealthy oil and created a GMO version! If it doesn't say non-GMO, it's the GMO version. But... it is bad either way.

Anyway, peanut oil is a good idea for occasional high heat frying but for most cooking, UNrefined, not refined, organic coconut oil is my preference.... healthier and tastier. As long as you keep the heat no higher than medium, it doesn't smoke. Stir-fries, eggs, pan fry fish, are all safe.
I agree. I am all about coconut oil for cooking. I use olive oil on salads and in things like pesto.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I believe cooking with this stuff isn't a good idea......some might call it a carcinogen


Sugita T, Ishiwata H, Yoshihira K. [Migration of heavy metals into food-simulating solvents from aluminum pans]. Eisei Shikenjo Hokoku 1988;(106):124-6. 1988.

Grilling with aluminum foil: What are the health risks?


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That is the reason for the parchment paper over the aluminum foil.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I absolutely HATE the taste of Canola oil so needless to say I don't use it for anything. I do like deep-fried foods {my bad}, but I'm also very thrifty so I won't use an expensive oil for deep frying. I found that sunflower oil suits me best for that purpose. It's fairly inexpensive and I find that I can use that oil many dozens of times without it going rancid. I just strain it through cheese cloth after use and put it in the fridge. You can only do that if you never fry any meat or fish in the oil. The fats from those foods don't keep. I used to use peanut oil for deep frying but it's gotten very expensive lately. For other oil uses other than frying I use a variety of oils. Virgin Olive of course for any Mediterranean cooking, peanut for any Asian dishes, hemp oil just for fun and other crafty oils. My wife bought some grape seed oil lately and I don't like the taste of it. The home I was raised in used almost nothing but lard for cooking and for baking. The food was superb but I'm told not that healthy.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I use Grapeseed oil for frying and Olive oil for everything else.
Ditto. I use olive oil for most everything, because I enjoy the taste, but grape seed oil has a neutral flavor that makes it wonderful for frying. Occasionally, I also use coconut oil, and there's a small container of bacon grease in my fridge door for flavoring beans and greens. And don't forget butter! Augmented with a little oil, it's terrific for pan-frying, especially eggs.

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Old 04-30-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: nyc
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That is the reason for the parchment paper over the aluminum foil.


Good 4 you..... I got rid of all my Aluminum pots and pans just in case
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I use Avocado oil. High smoke point, and just as good on salads as olive oil.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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Everything will eventually be classified as being harmful to you, everything. If you live your life constantly changing this and that because of some study you aren't really accomplishing a darn thing are you?

Think about it.

What makes anyone think that eventually any oil won't be studied and found to have some harmful effect or at least no benefit previously associated with it?

The key to good health in food is moderation. If you can't moderate what you eat, switching to the oil of the day isn't going to do anything for you.

It really is that simple.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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I believe cooking with this stuff isn't a good idea......some might call it a carcinogen
As a former oncology nurse, I can pretty much guarantee that life is a carcinogen.

I agree with MackKnife

That said, I've been using grape seed for years now--it's finally become a little easier to find & less expensive. I use "good" olive oil (props to Ina ) more as a finishing oil. That idiot Rachael Ray has influenced thousands to think extra virgin olive oil--excuse me--EVOO, should be used willy-nilly for all applications.

Canola has always had a "fishy" taste to me.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Another in agreement with MackKnife.

I use vegetable oil, lard, bacon fat, olive oil, sesame oil, butter, etc., depends on what I'm cooking/frying.
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