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carpediemguy
05-21-2002, 12:02 PM
Using olive oil for frying egs or other food would lose its quality?

IF olive oil is being heated does affect its natural characteristics?

millertime
05-21-2002, 12:06 PM
Frying food in olvie oil is fine, it just adds more fat. Try not to overheat it.

carpediemguy
05-21-2002, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by millertime
Frying food in olvie oil is fine, it just adds more fat. Try not to overheat it.

It is a fine line between overheating and normal heating .

What would you call overheating?

Behemoth
05-21-2002, 01:04 PM
I doubt your stove could heat it hot enough for it to lose most of it's quality fats.

MonkeyBoy
05-21-2002, 02:23 PM
I highly doubt you could screw Olive Oil up...it doesnt take much for it to smoke, so I think if you got to the point were it loses it's benefits the fire department would already be there...or you are dead from smoke inhalation !(spelling?)

Tiare
05-21-2002, 04:51 PM
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It's not like butter, it has a very stable characteristic until it ignites. Even then, you can cover the pan and what's left won't be significantly affected.

Anyone know about peanut oil?

Tryska
05-22-2002, 07:25 AM
peanut oil is greate for deep fat frying. that's what most commercial foods are fried in.

the doc
05-22-2002, 08:19 AM
whenever you heat an oil to its smoke point ( which is very near the flash point) you will cause breakdown of the oil to carcinogenic products

Monster Muscle
05-22-2002, 08:01 PM
If you do over heat that mofo, call fire Marshall Bill