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Old 07-17-2008, 02:54 PM   #11
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Oh my kids are plenty dirty enough for many!!!!!

I don't know why I haven't thought of peanut oil before, we've always used it in the turkey fryer when we borrow it...
That's my next toy. A turkey fryer. Yum.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:08 PM   #12
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Peanut oil is alot more expensive than veggie oil or crisco, but it can be strained thru layers of cheesecloth, ONCE COOLED, contained in an airtight container and refridgerator for another use. I use mine 2 times, then turn in to the local restaurant to discard in there fat trap.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:00 PM   #13
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The manual for my deep fryer doesnt recommend using peanut oil, because it changes the taste of the food too much. Ever had that problem?
Peanut oil is King for frying. I find the food tastes better. Someone recommended peanut oil some years ago. I tried it and never looked back. The only time we use veg oil is when the DH is baking something.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #14
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I would imagine that peanut oil would impart a very nice flavour to the food and it would have a pleasant smell. Some vegie oils such as cotton seed leave a sticky scum on the utensils which is a pain to remove but then it's up to ones own preference as to what oil to use.
To filter oil when it's hot I use a material called Vilene which dress makers use for making patterns etc, it is very good and inexpensive.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #15
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We like to use peanut oil for anything we're frying at a high temperature. It really doesn't leave much of a taste at all.

For pan frying, we generally use Canola oil.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #16
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Ive heard rumor that when cooking fish if you put some bread near it will soak up the smell. Not sure if this is true for oil smell or at all. Might just be an old DWs tale.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:56 PM   #17
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I was watching Alton Brown when he was frying chicken and he used shortening because he said your house wouldn't smell like when you use oil. I don't know if it's true or not.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:02 PM   #18
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As suziquzie suggested, ventilation is the best way to eliminate hangover smell.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:47 AM   #19
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Grantskat,

I have never had that problem with Peanut Oil, what other oil do you use?
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:58 AM   #20
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Grantskat,

I have never had that problem with Peanut Oil, what other oil do you use?
Originally I used veg. oil, but I switched to peanut oil. I dont know why my manual states that peanut oil will change the taste of the food. I was just wondering if anyone had any problems with it.
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