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Old 12-23-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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How Long is Peanut Oil Good For?

Last Christmas (a year ago) I cooked a turkey in a turkey fryer and then strained the peanut oil back into the container it came in. It has been kept in an outbuilding and has been exposed to the hot and cold weather. It is congealed (like grease does) but smells alright. Would it still be good to use again after this length of time?

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Old 12-23-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
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........ I personally would not go there! Buy some fresh oil.


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Old 12-23-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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I've kept cooking oil in my basement for half a year and it doesn't "congeal". Is that normal?
I'm with UB. Maybe use it to attract bears if you're so inclined.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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DH keeps his strained, used peanut oil in the spare refrigerator out in his "barn". He suggests you buy new oil, as what you have is probably rancid.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:30 PM   #5
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Gosh, I am usually the person who says use it.

In this case, I demure. I would not use it - no way.

You can reuse oil for deep frying. But to me a year is pushing it.

And as I say I am usually the person who says I would use the stuff.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:41 PM   #6
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You and me both, Aunt Dot. I hate to waste food.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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It congealed because, in addition to peanut oil, there is turkey fat in there. Peanut oil mght keep for a year in a cool dark environment, but turkey fat certainly would not. Get rid of it. In fact, treat it like it's hazardous waste, which is what it is.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #8
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It congealed because, in addition to peanut oil, there is turkey fat in there. Peanut oil mght keep for a year in a cool dark environment, but turkey fat certainly would not. Get rid of it. In fact, treat it like it's hazardous waste, which is what it is.
What about a mixture of peanut oil and turkey fat makes it a hazardous waste. It sounds like a harmless mixture to me.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:50 AM   #9
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Exposed to heat is a bad thing. It's almost certainly rancid and I'd be worried about bacteria, too.

Toss it. Peanut oil is cheap but your health isn't.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:07 PM   #10
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I would not re-use it after this long. I hate to waste food, but would hate more to poison my loved ones.
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