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Old 10-28-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: West Chester, Ohio
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Default Holy Cow! Cost of Peanut Oil for Turkey Fryer!

The past 4 years I've been deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving. I have been using a good quality oil with a high smoking point and it has worked fine. I have had turkey's cooked in peanut oil and liked it very much too, although I never did purchase any. I was at my local Bass Pro shop getting some injectable marinade and checked out the peanut oil prices. WOW, $27.99 for 3 gallons, compared to $18.99 for regular vegetable oil I bought there last year. Have prices gone up that much on oil or was this store just over priced?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'm not sure on the exact price for a gallon, cuz I usually only buy the smaller bottles, but peanut oil is definitely more expensive than vegetable oil. It's the only thing I'll fry chicken in tho and I think it's worth it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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They've gone up, just like everything else. Too bad, too...fried turkey is nummy!
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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No, peanut oil has been very expensive for as long as I can remember.
Wishful hoping it's on sale each time I have to pick up a bottle, but never is.

I like the flavour for frying, .. makes the best popcorn!
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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If you have a big Asian grocery near you that would be the place to look for the peanut oil. I buy it there by the gallon - and I think the flavor is better on the oil they sell.

We use almost all peanut or olive oil, or other nut oils depending on what it is.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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The past 4 years I've been deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving. I have been using a good quality oil with a high smoking point and it has worked fine. I have had turkey's cooked in peanut oil and liked it very much too, although I never did purchase any. I was at my local Bass Pro shop getting some injectable marinade and checked out the peanut oil prices. WOW, $27.99 for 3 gallons, compared to $18.99 for regular vegetable oil I bought there last year. Have prices gone up that much on oil or was this store just over priced?
Peanut oil is more expensive than "regular vegetable oil". The question is whether the taste or the price is more important to you. You are only talking about $9.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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The price you have quoted means that it has actually come down. I was paying $30 for 35 pounds of plain frying oil, while peanut oil was close to $50.

I quit buying peanut oil when I bought my concession trailer. I can't afford the chance of them possibly getting mixed together. There are too many people out there with peanut allergies.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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I use to buy peanut oil for the holidays but stopped once I purchased a Charbroil no oil turkey cooker. Turkey taste just as good with no expensive oil to buy.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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I have yet to try a fried turkey but have heard of it many a times.

But not at the price. I will have to get an invite for that price.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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guess the prices went down for a bit and then back up. Paid $35 in 2011, $50 for 35 lbs at Costco this year. Already told the wife that we are using the oven
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