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How Much Fat/Oil is Lost in Cooking

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM

If when cooking with, say, coconut oil, you were to melt 2 tablespoons to brush on a flank steak and you manage to use all of it to coat the meat. Approximately how much do you lose when cooking? I am assuming that using two tablespoons to coat is nowhere near eating two tablespoons straight up, and how does one account for the loss when factoring the fat/oil used into their daily %?

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Not a bad thought.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Cool! Thanks a lot.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I think Alton Brown explains this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY49Xxol_WY in his episode on deep frying. Just imagine he's using coconut and coconut oil.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:08 PM

I don't know, but I do get annoyed when I'm cooking anything with coconut oil and after it's done, I pour lots of it into the trash. I always think, Hey, I should be eating that! Sometimes I just drizzle it on the rest of the food, but it doesn't always work.

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Are you going to get that together, or should I?

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:41 PM

We need to perpetuate a ridiculous assumption, so the Mythbusters will take upon themselves to actually test it out. I can now imagine the slow mo video of fat dripping off a rotisserie chicken rotating on the spit...into a miniature collection cup.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I would just pour the oil+juices back onto the meat, eat it all, then count it all.

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at 05:45 PM

Not a bad thought.

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