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What do you use for grilling oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 27, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I have a gas grill and I like to cook hamburgers and steaks on it as well as some veggies. I used to spray it with canola oil (before I went Paleo) but haven't really figured out a better alternative. Yes, I can (and sometimes do) grill it without oil, but the meat sometimes sticks to the grill which can create problems. I use grassfed lard, grassfed tallow and coconut oil usually for cooking, but brushing that onto the grill seems silly to me. Any other ideas?

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on May 27, 2011
at 06:57 PM

Oh. I tend to use grills with cast iron grates that I season with lard like a fry pan, this has always seemed like a great use for fat to me... I clean them (ideally in an oven on a self clean cycle) let them cool or dry and coat with fat and then bake it in and repeat until it is properly slick.

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at 05:26 PM

I think he means that it would be silly because it's so expensive, and so much would go to waste.

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

Use a rolled up towel to dip in some liquified oil/lard/fat. Hold it with tongs to keep your hands from getting burned.

Honestly though, most of what I grill is fatty enough to lubricate itself. A lot of times if it's sticking, then it's not ready to turn yet.

And make sure you're letting it get nice & hot before putting anything on the grill, that helps too.

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on May 27, 2011
at 05:27 PM

Have you tried rubbing the meat itself with grease before grilling? Might waste less, and you get more delicious fat that way.

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on May 27, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is really stable at high temps. I use it for everything.

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on May 27, 2011
at 03:50 PM

Why would putting lard on your grill seem silly? I would do that or bacon drippings because they like high heat.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on May 27, 2011
at 05:26 PM

I think he means that it would be silly because it's so expensive, and so much would go to waste.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on May 27, 2011
at 06:57 PM

Oh. I tend to use grills with cast iron grates that I season with lard like a fry pan, this has always seemed like a great use for fat to me... I clean them (ideally in an oven on a self clean cycle) let them cool or dry and coat with fat and then bake it in and repeat until it is properly slick.

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