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Old 11-12-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
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What kind of oil do you use for cooking?

For me, I use olive oil for Greek and mediterranean dishes and sunflower and soya oil for Asian dishes.

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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Most of the time I use olive oil. In cases where I feel the flavor of olive oil would be inappropriate for the dish, I use canola oil.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:35 AM   #3
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Great minds think alike Katie. I do the same. If I do not have canola then I use something similar like regular veggie oil.
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I usually use evoo - it sits on the counter next to the stove for easy access.
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:27 AM   #5
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EVOO, Asian peanut oil, canola oil, sesame oil.
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:38 AM   #6
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EVOO, mostly. Peanut or canola for high temp. Sesame oil for stir fry.
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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I do not like cooked EVOO. I buy really good EVOO and use it as a dressing or a base for uncooked dips/dressings etc. It tastes too bitter cooked, and I thought it took away the health benefits of EVOO??? So I have a considerably less expensive olive oil that I use when I only need a little oil, eg for slicking a pan or rubbing over a potato to bake, and then mainly use whichever oil is cheapest/available for other stuff. I have used hemp oil and avocado oil for salads, but when they were finished did not replace them. I try and use sesame for Chinese style cooking. I know I should spend time researching a flavour neutral oil for baking and other things, but the idea intimidates me a bit (too sciencey!), hence just normal vegetable oil.
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:59 AM   #8
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My oil of choice is EVOO, however sometimes I too think it won't work for the recipe I'm fixing so I will reach for one of the following.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Canola Oil (its a blended mixture)
Olive Oil
Sesame Oil
Vegetable Oil
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:03 PM   #9
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I usually use evoo - it sits on the counter next to the stove for easy access.
Same here. Sometimes I add a pat of butter to the evoo, if I need that flavor.
For baking, I use Canola Oil, and for frying, my husband uses peanut oil. I bought some Sesame Oil, but haven't tried it yet.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:07 PM   #10
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As far as I know, sesame oil is used to flavour food in Asian cooking. Therefore it's usually added at the end of cooking. For more information about the usage of sesame oil, please refer to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_oil
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