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Old 01-27-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Butter VS oleomargarine

Went to the doctor yesterday and while there I asked him which was better, butter or margarine? I mentioned that when I cook with it I substitute half the butter with olive oil. His answer (as well as the nurse in the room) both said "butter". Nice! I'd much rather use butter for the flavor than margarine anyway. Glad to hear (at least) one medical professional gives it a stamp of approval.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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the only time I would even consider to use margarine is when I cannot, not allowed to use a dairy product. Margarine is a bunch of chemicals anyways.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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the only time I would even consider to use margarine is when I cannot, not allowed to use a dairy product. Margarine is a bunch of chemicals anyways.
I second that motion. Just watch out b/c butter burns easy. If you always add olive oil that will prevent the burning.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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I found out how easily butter burns years ago. Burned it just shy of setting off the smoke detector. Hence the oil...plus I don't feel like I'm clogging my ateries as much. Butter just tastes so much better than any other oil...I was just glad to hear my doc say it's better. Not that I would stop using it if he did. Taste before waist.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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IMHO butter is fine in moderation & OO is great. I have not use margarine since I moved out of my parents house YEARS ago (Mom used it all the time). Never could and still cannot stand the taste.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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It's real butter for me as well. I have never liked margarine, but I sometimes used it for cooking--until I learned that it has just as many calories and isn't as good for you.

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #7
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clarified butter won't burn and keeps a long time in the fridge. (melt butter on very low heat...don't let it brown...until the milk solids collect and sink ...strain through cheese cloth.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
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Yeah, I always trusted real butter better. there are some dishes that really call for the spreadability of some kinds of margarine, though. For instance, it works much better on garlic bread, from a simple cooking standpoint. For everything else, though, butter's how I roll.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:38 PM   #9
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Butter can be very spreadable. I keep mine in a butter bell and it does wonderfully.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #10
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My, my... I have much to learn. What is a butter bell?
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