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Old 12-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Coconut oil

DH gave me a jar of coconut oil for Christmas. A friend has suggested using it for sauteeing scallops, but we don't have those all that often. ISO ideas for using it. TIA.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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I've never used if for cooking but it makes a great conditioning mask for hair. Just melt it and massage into your hair and leave in for 30 mins. Wash with shampoo and rinse well with warm water. Makes your hair soft as a baby's bottom!
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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We buy three gallon pails of c. oil at a time. We use it for literally everything that calls for any type of fat. It's tasteless and stands high heat. Of course when a recipe calls for the taste of butter we use that.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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I put a teaspoon in my morning oatmeal. If it is extra virgin, it has a light coconut taste, more refined and that flavor has been removed. Most things can be lightly fried in it, like eggs, sauteed veggies, etc. Use the same as you would a vegetable oil. It's smoke point is 350F, the same as butter.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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I put a teaspoon in my morning oatmeal. If it is extra virgin, it has a light coconut taste, more refined and that flavor has been removed. Most things can be lightly fried in it, like eggs, sauteed veggies, etc. Use the same as you would a vegetable oil. It's smoke point is 350F, the same as butter.
We use 'refined' c oil. Smoke point is 450 F.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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I use it instead of butter on steamed veggies, grits, oatmeal, rice. But, I have to say my favorite way to use it is melted on popcorn instead of butter (about 1 minute in the microwave) with my friend's homemade curry powder.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #7
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I use it most often to brown chicken pieces prior to braising. Add a nice sweet-nutty flavor to the dish.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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We use the extra virgin stuff for frying lots of things (Nutiva brand). It has a subtle coconut flavor that we like. Try adding some to your coffee.

It's good for you.
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Other than EVOO, it's the only oil I use =0)
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:55 AM   #10
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you can makes a great conditioning mask for hair like she said Snip 13
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