What type of oil does everyone use when cooking in a wok? I know you're supposed to have high heat, but every kind of oil I use smokes. It's getting old having to open all my windows and turn on all the fans every time I use my wok. Any suggestions?
try peanut, soya, or vegetable oil. oils or fats like olive oil or butter have a low smoking point, which will set off your smoke alarms pretty fast.
you are correct to use as high heat as you can get for cooking in a wok.
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i never use olive oil in the wok, but I did pick up this stuff called wok oil, and it smoked at medium-high heat. my vegetable oil smokes as well. I'll try the peanut because I've seen it before, but is the rice bran oil fairly common in supermarkets? i don't believe I've seen it before.