How to measure the amount of cocount oil

Asked on February 29, 2016
Created February 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM

I just started eating paleo almost two weeks ago and I am trying out recipes. Sometimes you need several tablespoons of coconut oil. How much is that?  Do I need to warm it to make it liquid first? Or is it okay to just spoon it out of the container? So far it worked out right, but I'd like to be sure.

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on February 17, 2015
at 08:05 PM

Thank you so much. I would have never come up with freezing it for visual reference.


on February 17, 2015
at 03:49 PM

You really don't have to be super precise with this stuff, i never measure when cooking. But for a good benchmark I would suggest that you chip away a coulple pieces and melt them in a contaier. When the oil is completely liquified pour it into a 1 tbspn measuring spoon and stick it in the freezer until solid. After it solidifies you will have a visual reference of what 1 tbspn of solid oil looks like. 

As per your second question, it depends on what you are doing with the oil. If you are frying in it you can just add solids to a pan and when it liquifies you can add what needs to be cooked.  If you are adding the oil to some sort of batter or making mayo it will need to be in the liquid state. 

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