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Is Fried meat paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2013 at 3:03 AM

I'm not talking about restaurants or processed freezer meats, I mean just plain cuts of meat lightly coated with coconut flour then fried(not deep fried though)in coconut oil or ghee in a wide saucepan(it's my favourite way to eat liver). Is it still a nutritious paleo meal

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

So the way I do it(with coconut flour and coconut oil) is fine?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 01, 2013
at 05:56 PM

We've been flame roasting meats and veggies for ~1My now. How long have we been frying breaded meats? I can agree that we might have evolved defenses to AGEs, but I would not be so sure we did the same with frying breaded meats.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 11:13 PM

Cooking over a campfire creates carcinogens, but no one would argue that cooking over a campfire is not paleo.

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Hawkeyes, to my limited knowledge of chemistry, yes. When in doubt, rotate your food choices so you're not eating it 5 or 6 nights a week and it shouldn't have any long term effects. SF, quite true, but I was looking at what can cause coconut oil to oxidize; my understanding is that heating to the smoking point or long-term exposure to air is required to damage the SFAs in coconut oil.

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on July 31, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Deep frying creates more acrylamide than baking or other forms of cooking. Just what I read. I wish deep frying was healthy because I'm a Southerner and love everything deep fried!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 05:36 PM

So baking is high heat processed. Already butchered meat is mechanically processed.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Exactly. If it tastes good and is nutritious, eat it.

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

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on July 31, 2013
at 03:37 PM

Frying is high heat processed. Frying foods form acrylamide, a carcinogen.

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

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on July 31, 2013
at 03:36 PM

So what your saying is it's not so much about, "is it paleo", but more about, "is this a nutritious food that will keep me healthy and will have no ill effects"?

235e74b9adb57eff80592f064e1d298b

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on July 31, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I have to agree... whats not paleo about meat and coconut oil/flour??

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 01:50 PM

Oxidation of PUFA will occur long before the smoke point.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 01:49 PM

What is strictly Paleo?

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 03:52 AM

It is just as paleo as any of the other paleo things we modern humans eat. If you want to be a stickler, then only food you hunted and gathered is paleo, and then you most likely ate it raw, or possibly roasted over an open fire.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 05:35 PM

Exactly. If it tastes good and is nutritious, eat it.

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

(220)

on July 31, 2013
at 03:36 PM

So what your saying is it's not so much about, "is it paleo", but more about, "is this a nutritious food that will keep me healthy and will have no ill effects"?

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on July 31, 2013
at 10:29 PM

I'd say yes, but there's a slight issue. If you use a good oil that won't smoke and isn't full of PUFAs, you'll be fine, the problem is that fried carbs cause the creation of acrylamide which is a carcinogen.
I'm not aware of any studies done on coconut flour and acrylamide, but the good news is that unlike wheat flour, coconut flour has about 10%-20% less carbs than wheat flour, so you'd get less.

You can probably do something that creates a worse tasting breaded chunk of meat by frying it in a lower temperature, but it will be soggy. Perhaps precook the meat a bit and then bread it and lightly fry it? I know, doesn't sound as tasty. Then again, probably marinating it in some rosemary extract or with crushed fresh rosemary, or even coffee, would provide enough antioxidants to counter it.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 01, 2013
at 05:56 PM

We've been flame roasting meats and veggies for ~1My now. How long have we been frying breaded meats? I can agree that we might have evolved defenses to AGEs, but I would not be so sure we did the same with frying breaded meats.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 11:13 PM

Cooking over a campfire creates carcinogens, but no one would argue that cooking over a campfire is not paleo.

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235e74b9adb57eff80592f064e1d298b

on July 31, 2013
at 03:15 PM

One of my favorite Paleo dishes is... Tilapia or any other filet, put in egg wash then coat with coconut flour, back in egg wash then coat with coconut flakes(unsweetened of course) then put in pan with coconut oil. I see no reason it would not work with meat as well and I think Im going to try it out this weekend... Thanks for the idea!!

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on July 31, 2013
at 02:10 PM

Yes completely paleo. Use a paleo-friendly oil.

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C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb

on July 31, 2013
at 12:40 PM

The main considerations when frying things are 1. the coating and 2. oxidation of the fats in the oil. Coconut flour is mostly fiber, so it's not likely to cause you any health problems, provided you digest it well (and not everyone does, myself included). Oxidation is largely dependent on which oil you use: polyunsaturated oils oxidize more quickly under heat than saturated oils, so use a highly saturated fat like coconut oil and you should be fine. The reason people don't use coconut oil to deep-fry (where you really have to be concerned about oxidation, since the oil spends so long under heat) is because it's too expensive, but from a frying perspective (whether you're talking pan-frying or deep-frying), coconut oil is a good choice, provided you don't get it so hot it starts to smoke (which can still cause oxidation, even in saturated oils).

14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

(220)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

So the way I do it(with coconut flour and coconut oil) is fine?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 01:50 PM

Oxidation of PUFA will occur long before the smoke point.

C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb

(880)

on July 31, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Hawkeyes, to my limited knowledge of chemistry, yes. When in doubt, rotate your food choices so you're not eating it 5 or 6 nights a week and it shouldn't have any long term effects. SF, quite true, but I was looking at what can cause coconut oil to oxidize; my understanding is that heating to the smoking point or long-term exposure to air is required to damage the SFAs in coconut oil.

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14b8422e9b449a21e06fa3349953d4f7

on July 31, 2013
at 12:27 PM

I'm not talking about deep frying, I mean pan frying in some paleo friendly oil

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197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

on July 31, 2013
at 04:47 AM

Not strictly Paleo but sure tastes good!

235e74b9adb57eff80592f064e1d298b

(421)

on July 31, 2013
at 03:11 PM

I have to agree... whats not paleo about meat and coconut oil/flour??

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on July 31, 2013
at 06:49 PM

Deep frying creates more acrylamide than baking or other forms of cooking. Just what I read. I wish deep frying was healthy because I'm a Southerner and love everything deep fried!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 05:36 PM

So baking is high heat processed. Already butchered meat is mechanically processed.

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on July 31, 2013
at 03:37 PM

Frying is high heat processed. Frying foods form acrylamide, a carcinogen.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 31, 2013
at 01:49 PM

What is strictly Paleo?

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