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Which Oil is better to fry in?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2011 at 4:34 PM

I know beef tallow would be best but I'm going over a non paleo house for my fantasy football draft. He is frying wings and I would like to know which would be better, Vegetable Oil (gross) or Peanut Oil?

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on September 03, 2011
at 07:15 PM

LOL, there are cold pressed versions (no chemicals involved) but granted, they are a tad more expensive, so maybe not best for everyday.

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on September 03, 2011
at 01:53 AM

ewww. I won't touch canola oil with a ten foot pole. Who wants to eat industrial oil? http://www.aspartame.ca/page_oho3.htm

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Coconut oil is awesome, but it's very expensive to use it in a deep fryer (which I think most people would use for making party quantity wings). What's really, really, incredibly awesome is a coconut oil bacon grease blend. Soooo good. But foams worse than lard.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:59 PM

Peanut Oil. It will deep fry the cleanest and crispiest. A little dusting with tapioca starch, or corn starch, with a little cayenne salt pepper and you're ready to go. Or forget the frying and do a high heat roast - you can get an awesome crispy wing doing it that way, too.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:14 PM

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:59 PM

The lower the omega 6 / PUFA in the oil the better. More PUFA means more oxidative damage when you boil oil. It forms trans fats:

Check here - see the oils and fats lists. http://paleozonenutrition.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/omega-6-and-3-in-nuts-oils-meat-and-fish-tools-to-get-it-right/

Apart from coconut oil, High oleic sunflower oil would be by far the best oil - it is bred to be very high in mono-unsaturated fat - which is more heat stable than PUFA's. 3.6 grams omega 6 per 100 grams

Peanut oil is not paleo of course - being a legume and is high in omega 6; 31.7 g omega 6 per 100 grams.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Definitely lard for the cost.

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on September 02, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Better tasting, or better health-wise? Of your choices, peanut oil will be better tasting, but I'm not sure about healthier.

Lard would be the bomb.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:14 PM

Im going on health

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I use Coconut oil. Not sure why nobody else mentioned this. Maybe cost? I love it. Not heavy, no taste. Though I rarely fry. I do toss small cut potatoes around in a good amount of coconut oil, which produces a nice crisp (almost french fry-like) potatoe. I also fry plantains in coconut oil...great.

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on September 02, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Coconut oil is awesome, but it's very expensive to use it in a deep fryer (which I think most people would use for making party quantity wings). What's really, really, incredibly awesome is a coconut oil bacon grease blend. Soooo good. But foams worse than lard.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:40 PM

We went to a friend's house for the superbowl and they made wings that were fried in bacon fat. The friend isn't even paleo, they just have enough common sense to realize that it is DELICIOUS.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I love coconut oil for everything except eggs. I used Kerrygold for those.

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on September 02, 2011
at 09:12 PM

I cook with coconut oil and olive oil the most. Pricey, but you can't go wrong with either of them.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:37 PM

WAPF claims that peanut oil is fine once in a while. I would hands down choose it over regular vegetable oil as long as no one in the group has an allergy. I agree with Carl and vdh, though- lard would be excellent (just be careful, because it foams). And, to be honest, as long as it's not hydrogenated, I'd even put up with some additives in it over peanut oil or vegetable oil. Esskay sells lard in regular grocery stores in the refrigerated section but they add TBHQ to it. I can get good pastured lard at a local farm, and unadulterated regular lard at a local grocery store, but not everyone can be that picky. :-)

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:24 AM

My go to is rendered bacon fat. Then duck fat, for the ladies.

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:48 PM

but canola oil is hydrogenated-so it cannot be good?

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Vegetable oil is probably better.

Between the 2, Peanut oil has WAYYYY more omega-6 at 69000mg+ where as most vegetable oils, whether blends, soy, canola, corn based, tend to be between 1000-9000mg of omega-6. And most of those, even have a litte omega-3 content.

I'd say that most regular vegetable oils are better.

Quick search: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/506/2

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on September 02, 2011
at 09:25 PM

Canola Oil? It has the "perfect" 2:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 and high smoke point, plus flavourless.

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on September 03, 2011
at 01:53 AM

ewww. I won't touch canola oil with a ten foot pole. Who wants to eat industrial oil? http://www.aspartame.ca/page_oho3.htm

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on September 03, 2011
at 07:15 PM

LOL, there are cold pressed versions (no chemicals involved) but granted, they are a tad more expensive, so maybe not best for everyday.

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