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Old 05-04-2006, 09:06 AM   #31
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Yes the flavors do suffer with the heat, but it is still an oil that you can deep fry with. Most people are not looking for flavor out of their deep fry oil anyway.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:12 AM   #32
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That is true.

I would feel that it would be a misuse of ev-oo (putting aside the flavour factor) as there are oils out there that are cheaper, have a higher smoke point, neutral flavour (who wants a faint taste of olive oil when they are deep frying nori-wrapped tempura prawns) and also have a healthy fat (large proportion of mono/poly unsaturated) content.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:17 AM   #33
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I agree that there are better oils for deep frying than EVOO. I am just taking issue with people who say it is not a good idea or that you should not do it. If I had a ton of EVOO on hand and not a lot of anything else then I would have no problem using it to deep fry.

Hey if Mario Battali uses it on purpose to deep fry then that is good enough for me.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:13 AM   #34
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IF the dish will benefit from the flavor of OO in deep frying, that is fine. But for some things it would not be complementary, in my opinion. In countries where OO is THE common oil, it's used in cakes, etc.
And I do enjoy keeping 3-5 different olive oils for their different flavors and uses. Don't limit yourself.
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