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Old 10th Apr 2007, 15:55   #1
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What's the best oil to fry chips in!

Just got a deep fat fryer as i'm fed up with frozen chips! What's the best oil to use for taste?
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 15:56   #2
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Lard?
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:04   #3
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Sun Flower Oil

for best rosties - goose fat

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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:06   #4
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Beef dripping!
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:06   #5
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Just got a deep fat fryer as i'm fed up with frozen chips! What's the best oil to use for taste?

for taste lard - pure fat

for health - extra virgin olive oil

and for obvious reasons the lard is by far the cheapest method and olive oil the most expensive

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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:07   #6
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:08   #7
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Sunflower Oil is good.
Olive oil is terrible.

Different oils have a different smoke point. Olive oil is a lot lower than sunflower oil and so will burn at a lower temperature. As you want to deep fry at high temperatures you need oil with a high smoke or burn point.

You will need to change the oil a lot more with an oil with a low smoke point than you will with a high smoke point. I do recommend changing the oil in a deep fryer after 4 uses regardless of whatever oil you use. For your health and well-being, let alone the taste.

Sunflower has a smoke point of about 240C.

Whilst Olive oil is about 190C.

In order of preference

Sunflower 245C
Soybean
Canola
Corn -236C

Not recommended

Peanut
Sesame
Olive

As they are all below 230C and are mainly used as dressings due to their particularly strong and distinctive taste.

Oh, and Lard is terrible

183 to 205C

http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-ti...ide.asp#points
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:08   #8
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Peanut oil fryed chips taste gorgeous
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:09   #9
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I can't see putting solid lard in a deep frying machine being an entirely clever idea. I just use Sunflower Oil or Vegetable Oil mostly...
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:10   #10
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I can't see putting solid lard in a deep frying machine being an entirely clever idea. I just use Sunflower Oil or Vegetable Oil mostly...

corn oil is fine to use too
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:11   #11
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Sunflower!

Here's my way of doing home-made chips...

For extra soft chips on the inside but slightly crispy and golden brown on the outside (the BEST way! ), chop your potatoes as chips, pour the fat into a wok and then deep fry whilst constantly stirring.

Better than a deep fat fryer!

Mmmmm!
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:12   #12
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Peanut oil doesn't break down at high temperatures and is ideal for frying both fish and chips. What is important is that you get the oil to it's max temp before cooking anything in it. Otherwise fat absorption into the food is much higher resulting in a more soggy and unhealthy result.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:17   #13
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if you have a diesel car don't forget to recycle the left over oil

out of interest how healthy are chips cooked in olive oil?
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:22   #14
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:24   #15
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out of interest how healthy are chips cooked in olive oil?
Healthier than most other oils although Sunseed Oil is healthier
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Just got a deep fat fryer as i'm fed up with frozen chips! What's the best oil to use for taste?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...3073819AAxMfEv
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:31   #17
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Crisp n Dry is the best stuff for frying chips at home. Don't know why but it just crisps stuff up better, does what it says on the bottle.


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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:34   #18
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Crisp n Dry is the best stuff for frying chips at home. Don't know why but it just crisps stuff up better, does what it says on the bottle.
Silly expensive though, considering most fryers tend to use about 3 to 4 litres of oil and need replacing with alarming regularity...
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:53   #19
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The chippies where I live must have changed to vegetable oil and they're all the same, dry as a damn bone. For anyone interested I found a great place in Saxilby (Lincs.) http://maps.live.com/?v=2&sp=Point.s...y___&encType=1
that roughly where it is if anyone fancies giving it a try .
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use mustard instead, its another of its never ending list of abilities


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ISO 5 . . . . Nice thin oil


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Old 10th Apr 2007, 17:06   #22
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AVACARDO OIL


Its big to be seen amoungst the rest of these posts.

Its probably the best to cook with, its got the highest smoking temperature from what i remember and you dont have a strong taste of what it was made from(avocados) like you do olive oil(taste of olive)

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AVACARDO

avocado
How did you spell it so badly wrong and then right?
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 17:09   #24
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How did you spell it so badly wrong and then right?
/homer voice when getting asked what his first name is while pretending to be mr burns.


I dont Know

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