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Lard and coconut oil

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Created April 10, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Is it bad to use a combination of coconut oil and lard when cooking the same dish?

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on July 31, 2011
at 09:50 PM

hah, i just did this :)

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on April 11, 2011
at 07:43 AM

I generally make fire with dry wood. Maybe a match. Lighter fluid. Point being...if you don't have a fireplace, or, oh, a campfire, yeah, maybe you have a problem. If you're a pyromaniac. So basically, yes, with a mad chemist and a skillet and some saturated fat, ok, bad stuff can happen. Really bad. Most of us, match+wood=nice fire to cook meat rubbed in coconut oil and lard over. But fine, if cooking makes them bad, I'll just eat it by the spoonful. It's that good.

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on April 11, 2011
at 07:40 AM

You do realize Dr. K will be scrubbing in for surgery to cut into someone's frigging brain in like 3 hours, right? And he'll still find time to post on here while removing an astrocytoma from the posterior fossa with one hand, while responding to you on his blackberry with the other. You think he's going to let "science" and "chemistry" get in the way? Think again! But yeah, I was kind of wondering how you, umm, hydrogenate a saturated fat. In a skillet. And then why making it even more stable is going to make it evil. Curious. But I assure you, Dr.K will own us with his medicine. Or not.

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on April 10, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Dear RG73, come visit and cook for me. Sincerely, Allie

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Recipe please ? :)

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:26 PM

I love bacon fat and coconut oil.

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Maybe true for this but your logic is bad. A match is good for you to make fire and dry wood is good for many things as well but put them together and you have a problem. Don't dismiss the possibility. If there is hydrogenation I could see several issues. Just saying. That is how we fall prey to dogmatic thinking

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9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

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on April 10, 2011
at 04:40 PM

No. It is called delicious.

Sometimes I use coconut oil, ghee, and lard in one dish. Then I cover the dish in melted butter and heavy cream.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Recipe please ? :)

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

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on April 10, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Dear RG73, come visit and cook for me. Sincerely, Allie

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on April 10, 2011
at 05:16 PM

No, it's not bad.

@ Dr. K - Cooking food is not going to cause hydrogenation of the unsaturated fats. This is basic organic chemistry. Hydrogenation usually occurs with a metal catalyst and maybe sometimes you can do it with an organic solvent. These are not cooking conditions. In addition, when dealing with saturated fats, you can't hydrogenate them period.

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

(3184)

on April 11, 2011
at 07:40 AM

You do realize Dr. K will be scrubbing in for surgery to cut into someone's frigging brain in like 3 hours, right? And he'll still find time to post on here while removing an astrocytoma from the posterior fossa with one hand, while responding to you on his blackberry with the other. You think he's going to let "science" and "chemistry" get in the way? Think again! But yeah, I was kind of wondering how you, umm, hydrogenate a saturated fat. In a skillet. And then why making it even more stable is going to make it evil. Curious. But I assure you, Dr.K will own us with his medicine. Or not.

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on April 10, 2011
at 04:46 PM

I usually use a bit of coconut oil and a bit of palm oil to fry all my meat etc in. Bad? No way, stuff is good.

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

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on July 31, 2011
at 09:50 PM

hah, i just did this :)

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on April 10, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Dude, I do it all the time and never really thought about it. I mean, lard isn't bad for you, coconut oil isn't bad for you, so I would think it wouldn't matter if you combined them.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 10, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Maybe true for this but your logic is bad. A match is good for you to make fire and dry wood is good for many things as well but put them together and you have a problem. Don't dismiss the possibility. If there is hydrogenation I could see several issues. Just saying. That is how we fall prey to dogmatic thinking

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

(3184)

on April 11, 2011
at 07:43 AM

I generally make fire with dry wood. Maybe a match. Lighter fluid. Point being...if you don't have a fireplace, or, oh, a campfire, yeah, maybe you have a problem. If you're a pyromaniac. So basically, yes, with a mad chemist and a skillet and some saturated fat, ok, bad stuff can happen. Really bad. Most of us, match+wood=nice fire to cook meat rubbed in coconut oil and lard over. But fine, if cooking makes them bad, I'll just eat it by the spoonful. It's that good.

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