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    Thai cooking oil

    Here's a question, this morning I bought some new cooking oil for the deep fat fryer, now I got to admit I thought oil was oil and that was it, anyway there was some cooking oil on special at tesco so I bought a couple of bottles, brought it home and my girlfriend says the cooking oil for food has yellow tops and the oil I need for the deep fat fryer has white tops, of which she had a few spare bottles downstairs, now the deep fat fryer I use for chips and stuff and is in the upstairs kitchen, is she kidding me? and stole my nice yellow topped oil?

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    Sorry DD all I know is that when it is HOT & you drop the chips into the oil.
    It F-cken burns your skin ( i know as I have 20 round spot about the size of 1 Baht peace all up my arm.


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    Oils ain oils Sol ...................

    now go out and buy yourself some rice bran oil and do your heart a favor

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    I thought you could use any oil to deep fry.... I heard that extra virgin olive oil is much better than other oils for your heart.

    How come most thais use palm oil? because it's so cheap? and is palm oil really so bad for you? I read there's something in it that stops fat breaking down properly or summat.
    and he just stands there, waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him, with LIGHT coming out of his mouth!

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    I'm with Mid. Rice Bran Oil is available at Tesco and Villa here in Phuket, so imagine that Patt's is no different. Its a high burning point oil (much higher than Olive oil) and the food tastes great.

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    I reckon she's got one over on you DD. The white top's are usually vinegar

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGoodhead
    I thought you could use any oil to deep fry.... I heard that extra virgin olive oil is much better than other oils for your heart.
    olive oil has one of the lowest boiling points of any vegetable oil.

    No good for deep frying at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGoodhead
    I thought you could use any oil to deep fry.... I heard that extra virgin olive oil is much better than other oils for your heart.
    olive oil has one of the lowest boiling points of any vegetable oil.

    No good for deep frying at all.
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    Peanut oil seems to be popular with the experts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Peanut oil seems to be popular with the experts.
    Yep. Peanut and sunflower oils tend to have the highest heating resistant points, therefore making them the best for deep frying and whatnot - though other vegetable oils of the odd sort can be justified along the same lines. Cautions need to apply when looking for "pure" oils, as the industry has created commonalities towards fusing a nexus of real oil and synthetic. Chances are, the everyday cooking oils that we use are of this nature.....100% pure and natural oils are becoming rarer in today's markets which reflect in the remarkable price of the "good stuff".

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    My wife always buys yellow topped oil for frying,pretty sure its Sunflower oil.
    Either way she always fills the place with smoke,i have to turn the fan on full,open the windows to waft the smoke out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGoodhead
    I thought you could use any oil to deep fry.... I heard that extra virgin olive oil is much better than other oils for your heart.
    olive oil has one of the lowest boiling points of any vegetable oil.

    No good for deep frying at all.
    I did say better than other oils for your heart

    thanks for the info anyway... I've cooked chips in olive oil in a pan on the cooker before and they tasted great.

    marmite's right tho, i don't have a clue when it comes to cooking...

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    Agree to Jandajoy, olive oil has many qualities but is not suitable for deep frying

    And anyway deep frying is no good for your health. Stick with salad, problem solved.

    For chips, I cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker then shallow fry. More crispy, less oily. If you can leave the potatoes in the fridge over night after cooking them in the pressure cooker, it's even better (remove the humidity)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota View Post
    Agree to Jandajoy, olive oil has many qualities but is not suitable for deep frying

    And anyway deep frying is no good for your health. Stick with salad, problem solved.

    For chips, I cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker then shallow fry. More crispy, less oily. If you can leave the potatoes in the fridge over night after cooking them in the pressure cooker, it's even better (remove the humidity)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Peanut oil seems to be popular with the experts.
    Yep. Peanut and sunflower oils tend to have the highest heating resistant points, therefore making them the best for deep frying and whatnot - though other vegetable oils of the odd sort can be justified along the same lines. Cautions need to apply when looking for "pure" oils, as the industry has created commonalities towards fusing a nexus of real oil and synthetic. Chances are, the everyday cooking oils that we use are of this nature.....100% pure and natural oils are becoming rarer in today's markets which reflect in the remarkable price of the "good stuff".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Cheers for those Bangyai, didn't know anything about smoke points before and the effect it has on what you're cooking. Interesting.

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    I had a house mate at uni who was a complete nut job. He would deep fry all his food in olive oil in the wok, then wait all night for the oil to cool, then pour the oil into a pint glass and down it because someone had told him olive oil is good for you.

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    For all that believe in the heart/cholesterol myth.

    There is no evidence that too much animal fat and cholesterol in the diet promotes atherosclerosis or heart attacks. For instance, more than twenty studies have shown that people who have had a heart attack haven't eaten more fat of any kind than other people, and degree of atherosclerosis at autopsy is unrelated with the diet.

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    I just had a look at the white topped bottles and they do have a picture of a deep fat fryer on them, but it's just refined palm oil, not really worried about fat content or the other health issues as I'm sure smoking will most likely be the death of me anyway.

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    The palm oil widely available here is actually not that bad for you. It's what's most everybody uses for frying.


    A misperception from the past?
    There's a good chance you've heard palm oil erroneously referred to and grouped together with palm kernel oil and coconut oil as a "tropical oil," a contributor to high cholesterol levels, or even as a trans-fat. Palm fruit oil is different and contains much less saturated fat than coconut and palm kernel oil.

    Palm oil products are trans-fat free.
    Palm fruit oil contains a variety of fats, vitamins and nutrients, but NO trans-fatty acids. Trans-fatty acids are found pre-dominantly in hydrogenated oils. Several recent studies have implicated trans-fatty acids in increasing the risk of cancer, interfering with fat metabolism, enhancing fatty deposits in the arteries, and reducing the body's ability to rid itself of carcinogens, drugs and other toxins.

    Palm fruit oil is made up of a mixture of fatty acids and contains valuable vitamins and nutrition that our bodies need. Human studies have shown that a palm oil-enriched diet does not raise the level of LDL or total cholesterol, and may even lead to lower plasma levels of LDL, the plasma cholesterol most commonly linked to heart disease. The majority of palm oil's use in foods - in the baking of cookies and crackers, for example- is in a non-hydrogenated form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    The palm oil widely available here is actually not that bad for you.
    How do we know it's Palm Fruit Oil and not Palm Kernel Oil?

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    ^That's a good question, I'm not quite sure. The stuff they sell here shows a picture of palm fruit.

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    Canola Oil is the best shite.Low in oil taste and great for deep frying.It's probably the healthiest of cooking oils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    How do we know it's Palm Fruit Oil and not Palm Kernel Oil?
    No need to thank me.

    Generally, palm kernel oil is much cheaper than pure palm oil.

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