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I just bought my first jar of coconut oil; what should I cook?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 14, 2011 at 3:23 AM

It could be exams, but I have zero culinary creativity right now. Give me ideas!

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on December 17, 2011
at 10:18 PM

Oh wow! I thought I'd invented it. :) That looks so good. Must make for Xmas!

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on December 16, 2011
at 01:33 AM

I have the actual recipe of the peppermint patties! http://www.thewholekitchen.com/peppermint-patties/

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on December 15, 2011
at 12:22 AM

I love sweet potatoes fried in it, and it has a natural affinity for any type of curry (Thai, Indian, etc.).

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Straight coconut oil is a good chaser for paleo Kool-aid. ;)

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on December 14, 2011
at 12:10 PM

+1 for using it on your skin. I put it on a little patch of psoriasis an my arm and it was very soothing.

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:01 AM

Second this. I have yet to cook anything in coconut oil that I disliked.

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on December 14, 2011
at 03:47 AM

Everything. ;) Seriously, it will really come down to your personal taste insofar as what foods you think benefit most from having a bit of a coconut flavor. Which will also depend on which brand of coconut oil you use -- some have more flavor than others, which can be nearly flavorless. But -- you can use it for anything. I saute veggies in it all the time, and fish. You could definitely stir-fry with it. When I'm grilling, I melt some and brush it over fish or veggies beforehand, instead of olive oil. I occasionally eat a teaspoon of it. ;) And it's an awesome (and edible) massage oil! Experiment and have fun!

I use Nutiva, ftr.

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:01 AM

Second this. I have yet to cook anything in coconut oil that I disliked.

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:57 AM

If you cook food in oil, coconut oil is great because of its stability in higher temperatures. Do NOT cook with olive oil. Use it raw and generously.

Same with coconut oil: eat it with abandon. Or should I say: I do.

Use it on your skin, too. Seriously, man. Google "coconut oil" and check out the possibilities.

The people who said "all saturated fat is bad" and spooked an entire nation, deserve a very warm place close to the hottest zone of that festive place known as...

Hell.

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on December 14, 2011
at 12:10 PM

+1 for using it on your skin. I put it on a little patch of psoriasis an my arm and it was very soothing.

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:50 AM

Don't forget to eat it off a spoon. Mmmm.

Mix a scoop of it with coconut flakes, a drop of peppermint extract, and a drop of stevia. Spread on top of a piece of 85% dark chocolate. Peppermint Patty Clone. :)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Straight coconut oil is a good chaser for paleo Kool-aid. ;)

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 16, 2011
at 01:33 AM

I have the actual recipe of the peppermint patties! http://www.thewholekitchen.com/peppermint-patties/

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 17, 2011
at 10:18 PM

Oh wow! I thought I'd invented it. :) That looks so good. Must make for Xmas!

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on December 14, 2011
at 03:49 AM

Well, what do you like to eat? What kind of cooking equipment are you using?

You can't beat coconut oil for rubbing onto poultry skin before roasting. Makes a delicious, crunchy & crispy skin. I smear on the oil, then salt and pepper. I've also used it when sauteing shrimp and vegetables. For other meats, I prefer tallow, lard or duck/goose fat.

Otherwise, I only use coconut oil as a base for a baking soda deodorant.

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on December 14, 2011
at 03:16 PM

fried ham in coconut oil will be the best ham ever fried.

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on December 14, 2011
at 02:48 PM

I like a dollop in my earl grey tea with a bit of milk and maybe a few drops of honey.
I love to fry sweet potatoes and onions in it, or start sauteeing veggies for curry, adding coconut milk at the end. It's also a great treatment for dry hair....melt it, saturate your (dry) hair and scalp with it, and let it sit for an hour or more. Rinse with warm water. Lovely!

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on December 15, 2011
at 12:22 AM

I love sweet potatoes fried in it, and it has a natural affinity for any type of curry (Thai, Indian, etc.).

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on December 14, 2011
at 01:44 PM

I don't like the flavor of coconut oil for everything, but I use it in most of my baking projects, and my ethnic meals (curries, stir-fries, fajita salads). I keep another jar in the bathroom- I put it on my lips when I get out of the shower, and I sometimes use it as hair de-frizzer and skin moisturizer.

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on December 14, 2011
at 12:42 PM

Fry stew size meat in coconut oil. Add onions, garlic and any kind of curry powder you like. After powder is absorbed into oil, add a little broth or water and simmer gently until meat is tender. if you want you can then thicken sauce with coconut cream. Chopped cilantro is a good addition if you have it.

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on December 14, 2011
at 11:45 AM

Add it to your coffee. If you like chocolate, mix in some coconut oil with cocoa until it forms a paste. Mix that into your coffee or just eat it as is (well, if you're not used to VLC, maybe sweeten it with honey or stevia.)

Use it for frying eggs. Use it to make curries.

Anywhere you'd use oil.

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on December 14, 2011
at 11:22 AM

I eat it with stockfish. Where i??m from it??s customary to eat stockfish with butter but after I tried it with coconut oil I??we never gone back. Besides the healthy fat from coconut oil, stockfish is very rich in proteins or about 80-90%.

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on December 16, 2011
at 12:51 AM

What to do with Coconut Oil? How about:

Homemade dark chocolate!

2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil, 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder, and Stevia to taste - Melt and mix! Add your choice of coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne pepper. Pour onto a plate (with or without wax paper), freeze for 15 minutes - and oooolallallala - YUMMY!

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:30 PM

Anything works, but I think coconut oil lends itself best to curries, stir-fries, etc... Asian fare.

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on December 14, 2011
at 01:14 PM

Eggs! Delicious cooked in coconut oil, and I was a die hard eggs-cooked-in-butter person before. Throw in some spinach to mop up the coconut oil and you even have a clean pan (mostly) afterwards.

If the coconut taste seems funny at first, you do get used to it. It's pretty much my go to fat now for cooking. That, and beef tallow. Fat from bacon is usually consumed with the bacon, and butter is the topping for after cooking.

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