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Old 01-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #11
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Yes. I buy inexpensive EVOO and use it for almost everything depending on what I'm cooking. I have a better EVOO for non-cooking uses such as dressings and drizzles.
me too but I do have some grapeseed oil when I need it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #12
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me too but I do have some grapeseed oil when I need it.
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me three. i use cheap evoo for lower temp sauteeing if the dish can handle the olive oil taste, and grapeseed oil for higher temp frying and/or when you don't want that taste. and like jenny said, peanut oil for asian frying.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #13
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Never! That is not what extra olive virgin oil is for. Heating up EVOO breaks it down and makes it taste and smell bad. I deep fry in canola oil, I wok in peanut oil, and I sauté in extra light tasting olive oil.

BTW, sesame oil is not for cooking, either.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #14
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Never! That is not what extra olive virgin oil is for. Heating up EVOO breaks it down and makes it taste and smell bad. I deep fry in canola oil, I wok in peanut oil, and I sauté in extra light tasting olive oil.

BTW, sesame oil is not for cooking, either.

I have, on numerous occasions, seen Mario Batali pan fry, sauté and deep fry with extra virgin olive oil. I trust him as an authority on the subject.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #15
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Never! That is not what extra olive virgin oil is for. Heating up EVOO breaks it down and makes it taste and smell bad. I deep fry in canola oil, I wok in peanut oil, and I sauté in extra light tasting olive oil.

BTW, sesame oil is not for cooking, either.
Mine never tastes or smells bad. If that were true I wouldn't use it that way.

My partner is Korean-American and we cook with sesame oil all the time, which I forgot to mention in my first post.

Go figure.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #16
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If I need to just brown something before baking or roasting, drizzle a little EVOO. Fried foods and stir fried foods I use peanut oil. Sometimes a dollop of butter too. And i cook eggs in butter. I think of sesame oil as more a finishing oil and it gets a splash or more towards the end of a stir fry or incorporate in a sauce.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #17
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Yes. I buy inexpensive EVOO and use it for almost everything depending on what I'm cooking. I have a better EVOO for non-cooking uses such as dressings and drizzles.
Same here. Learn that when I was in Italy. They use it for frying all the time and they do not use a little bit either.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:45 PM   #18
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I use EVOO for just about everything too, sometimes with butter. I don't deep fry. I also use canola oil.
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Like most I saute in evoo. If I need to sear or brown meat I use canola or grapeseed, same for stirfry.

I've never had the evoo taste or smell bad when sauteing.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #20
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Grapeseed for frying, EVOO for sauteing, Expensive EVOO for cold/drizzle. Butter or Bacon grease for eggs, sesame oil as a finish or marinade.
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