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 Post subject: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:06 pm 

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I'm curious about your experiences / preferences with cooking with coconut oil. Do you find it's a suitable substitute for something like canola as a good general purpose higher heat oil? I'm thinking searing and other higher heat type cooking applications. I've been experimenting with it a little bit lately, but am curious how it will perform on a wider variety of food.


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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:32 pm 

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I usually use safflower oil or almond oil for high heat stuff (searing steaks etc.) and seasoning my pans. The smoke point will depend upon how refined it is. I use a coconut oil a lot on medium heat. My wife found some stuff that can be used for either cooking or cosmetic applications, it is completely virgin and imparts a really nice flavor to the food. Otherwise, I just your standard coconut oil.



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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:35 pm 

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For high heat applications I use lard and use coconut oil for medium to low heat cooking: vegetables mostly. These fats are way better for you than Crisco or other vegetable oils.


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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:31 pm 

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Coconut oil does hold up decently well to moderate heat, but better or worse it brings a little flavor to the food. I frequently like that, so I use it at home often. Otherwise I use grapeseed or canola oil.


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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:02 pm 
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A bit to expensive for me to cook with as an oil. there are better options in the heat range. But i love it for creams and lip balms.


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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:04 pm 

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Defaultanon wrote:A bit to expensive for me to cook with as an oil. there are better options in the heat range. But i love it for creams and lip balms.



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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:47 pm 
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I'm only a bit ashamed....


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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:03 am 

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Everybody's got their monkey. Wife works in beauty PR, so have the the straight dope if you need a hookup.



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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:17 am 
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I like your style, Chip


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 Post subject: Re: coconut oil
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:44 am 

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i really like avocado oil for high heat searing at home, not a super high quality one.... i find coconut oil to flavor forward for most things... unless its in the flavor profile of the dish i steer clear...


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