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Craig Lewis 04-27-2010 02:05 AM

Olive Oil
In need of some advice if possible about olive oil.

Is olive oil or extra virgin olive oil best used for cooking/stir frys?
I have read different things about extra virgin oilve oil & that if you use it for cooking/stir frys it turns to the bad fats & should only be used as a dressing??

I have used the search, but cant find anything about this

Tony Sutton 04-27-2010 03:43 AM

Re: Olive Oil
"olive oil" is extra virgin olive oil (evoo) diluted with another oil.

I would also say cooking and stir frying are two different methods and require different oils. Olive oil has a relative low smoke point in other words, it will burn over higher heat. Its great for low heat cooking though. I use bacon grease if I want something higher heat. Research smoke points for oils and you should come up with a list of different oils and their appropriate cooking temperatures.

I think typically people use high heat for stirfrys. To get around that, I will cook my veggies with a little water in the pan until they are almost finished, and then i reduce the heat and add a mixture of evoo, peanutbutter, soy sauce, and a little red wine.

Corey Wright 04-27-2010 04:53 AM

Re: Olive Oil
I think avocado oil has a higher flash point if you are looking for an alternative.

Craig Lewis 04-27-2010 08:05 AM

Re: Olive Oil
Is rapeseed a better choice than olive oil then?

Corey Wright 04-27-2010 08:37 PM

Re: Olive Oil
Rapeseed is canola and he who need not be mentioned says olive oil is better.

CJ Kim 04-27-2010 08:40 PM

Re: Olive Oil

Originally Posted by Corey Wright (Post 775583)
he who need not be mentioned

??? New around here, is this some kind of crossfit inside joke?

Wayne Riddle 04-28-2010 03:59 AM

Re: Olive Oil

Originally Posted by Craig Lewis (Post 775194)
Is rapeseed a better choice than olive oil then?

Probably not, have you tried coconut oil?

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