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Old 03-28-2014, 03:08 PM   #51
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:08 PM   #52
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Canola and vegetable oil work for frying, too, and as cave mentioned, peanut oil is much less expensive at Asian grocery stores. And if you like sesame seeds, they're pretty cheap at Asian grocery stores, too.
I was asking about making chili oil from something other than peanut oil.
I have plenty canola and grape seed oil in m y pantry that might work?

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I paid $11 for 62 ounces of peanut oil at the Asian store. How much is the Costco peanut oil?
I may buy it there if it's cheaper for I can share it with a friend plus I do most of my cooking with peanut oil when not using olive oil.
I will check next time I'm in Costco. I am not certain as to the exact cost. But well below what you are paying I am certain.
Its in a 2.5 gallon commercial container.

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Good suggestion-----I don't know whether Costco sells ' Oriental type' or the more refined kind. How could I find out, other than buying it and sniffing?

Costco, although I love it dearly and shop there, is pretty much 'white bread' food to appeal to the masses and often is not as 'authentic', for my tastes, when they delve into 'ethnic' foods.

For instance I just bought some sushi there because I didn't want to cook that night and, as usual, the rice as NOT seasoned enough. When will I learn? (Rhetorical)
No, its not Oriental style.

Tasting the peanut oil I have, provides no taste of peanuts at all. This is why I asked about using something else that also has no taste.

I did see a small bottle in the oriental section of the grocery store for around $10 for about 1.5 cups. Thats what I am guessing the size was.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:13 PM   #53
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I did see a small bottle in the oriental section of the grocery store for around $10 for about 1.5 cups. Thats what I am guessing the size was.
WHOA!! That's expensive. Roll Bones----- do you not have an Asian grocery in your area?
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #54
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I stopped using canola oil as I frequently detected a fishy smell (when I wasn't cooking fish) when the oil was heated to cooking temp.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:24 PM   #55
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I was asking about making chili oil from something other than peanut oil.
I have plenty canola and grape seed oil in my pantry that might work?
I think the chiles will overwhelm any flavor the oil might have, so I would use an inexpensive one.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:26 PM   #56
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I think the chiles will overwhelm any flavor the oil might have, so I would use an inexpensive one.
I agree. Maybe even plain ol' vegetable or corn oil.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:04 AM   #57
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I stopped using canola oil as I frequently detected a fishy smell (when I wasn't cooking fish) when the oil was heated to cooking temp.
I've noticed the same thing. I got some a bit too hot recently and the smell was awful. I really like cooking with coconut oil, it can really handle the heat.

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Old 03-29-2014, 12:07 AM   #58
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I've noticed the same thing. I got some a bit too hot recently and the smell was awful. I really like cooking with coconut oil, it can really handle the heat.

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Old 03-29-2014, 01:22 AM   #59
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I stopped using canola oil as I frequently detected a fishy smell (when I wasn't cooking fish) when the oil was heated to cooking temp.
A couple of the folks here in the building have said the same thing. I use just plain vegetable oil. (Not canola) I do very little frying, so it meets all my needs. I do have a small bottle of Greek olive oil that I keep on hand for just .... You can fill in the blank. It usually will last me about six months.
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I have gotten so much useful information about peanut oils this evening. Thank you to all.
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