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Old 03-05-2010, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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Hello foodies,

I know absolutely nothing about grape seed oil, but the other day at Costco I noticed it is significantly cheaper than olive oil. What is the deal with grape seed oil?

Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I like it because it doesn't much of a flavor (like olive oil does) and it's a good high temp oil.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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What about for just basic pan frying and baking?
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I use it for all-round oil duties. I do keep regular vegetable oil in stock, because the flavor it imparts to certain things (waffles, pancakes and pan-grilled sandwiches, for example) reminds me of the way my mom cooked, and I miss my momma's cooking.

I used to use peanut oil, but gradually switched over to grape seed for my catch-all oil.

Of course, I do keep a bottle of Costco olive oil on hand for marinara sauce and eggplant parm.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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Thanks so much Fontucky. I think I'm going to go ahead and buy grape seed rather than olive next time. How come more people aren't using it in place of expensive olive oil?
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My niece (Travis' sister) made waffles for us last year, and used EVOO.

Can you say "YUCK"? I did.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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Yeah EVOO can have an overpowering taste for sure, and it should not be used in things like waffles, cookies, cakes, etc.

Hopefully now she knows better!
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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She stuck to her guns and insisted they tasted good. Nobody else liked them, and of course we still flip her **** about that.
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