Originally Posted by taxlady
I have often read that one shouldn't fry with extra virgin olive oil. People tell me it is a waste of good EVOO, that it should be saved for vinaigrettes, drizzling as a finish, etc.
When I first started using EVOO, many years ago, I saved it for "special" uses. I discovered that even a very small bottle of EVOO would get rancid before it was half empty. I tried refrigerating, but that didn't really help. So, I started using it for most frying as well. Even a 1 litre bottle of EVOO doesn't go off at my house any more.
What about you? Do you fry with EVOO?
I saute, not fry
, w/ olive oil, & use a very small amount.
Reminds me of a funny(?) story... My ex BF thought he knew it all when it came to cooking. He used my good evoo to FRY
chicken. I had to bite my lip.
One of my favorite cuisines is Italian, & I use olive oil or EVOO, very sparingly. A little goes a long way. I use different oils, depending on the dish. I find myself moving away from frying & using oils altogether, unless it imparts a certain flavor to the dish. Also, I don't refrigerate oil.