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Hack my deep frying problem

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Created June 07, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Ok so my fiancee just had her bridal shower yesterday. I received a real nice deep fryer. Since I am the cook, I am excited but I know that being paleo, it must be used few and far between. What is the best oil for deep frying as far as having the least negative effects.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on June 08, 2011
at 12:36 PM

McDonalds USED to use tallow. They no longer do. They probably didn't change their tallow as often as they should, and it probably wasn't from healthy cows. So no, it wasn't the HEALTHIEST of stuff, but it wasn't quite the devil. (I know, I'm blaspheming).

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on June 07, 2011
at 09:55 PM

So the trans fats in the old mcdonalds fries is actually not bad for us? Paleo has changed the way I view fat but maybe I got it confused cause I thought trans fats were from bad oils

16a83c62c4650896080a9d3d94159059

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on June 07, 2011
at 09:53 PM

Now maybe my timeline is messed up but didn't mcdonalds have trans fats in the fries and that's when they changed the oil? Or has the old way of thinking of fats

16a83c62c4650896080a9d3d94159059

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on June 07, 2011
at 09:49 PM

Ok so lard or beef tallow is what I should use but is it still considered bad to do?

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Flavor the lard with bacon drippings? Pfft. If I tried, I could easily accumulate enough bacon drippings to fill a fryer in maybe a month of weekends. Since I bake my bacon in the oven, it's really easy to empty the cooking sheet through a strainer and into my bacon grease container. I'm salivating just thinking about it.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:32 PM

I bet it would be delicious, though. Wonder if you could reuse it as much as you could lard/tallow?

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:09 PM

It's also what McDonald's used to cook their french fries in back years ago when they got their reputation for having the best ones going. Since they gave in to the conventional wisdom animal fat-phobes and switched to vegetable oil, the stuff is inedible now - bummer.

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on June 07, 2011
at 06:29 PM

I agree - beef tallow has a higher percentage of saturated fat than lard, and is more stable at high temps. It's what I use for deep frying.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Oh yea, you can totally flavor the lard with bacon drippings. But I never use the fryers, I find I get better results pan frying, but it might just be because that is what I am used to :)

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

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on June 07, 2011
at 04:55 PM

mmmm. I've just recently discovered the mouthgasm that is cooking meat with bacon grease and lard. omg. A deep fryer is on my wish list.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:53 PM

@Oranges I am not sure what you are talking about exactly, but I have seen it used in things like a fry daddy. I am not sure why it would be different than other oils, it is just that you have to skim and strain it while it is still warm if you wanna keep the oil.

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Is that safe to use in a deep fat fryer appliance?

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:41 PM

Beef tallow. You can buy a 5lb tub (or larger!) from US Wellness meats.

16a83c62c4650896080a9d3d94159059

(270)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:55 PM

So the trans fats in the old mcdonalds fries is actually not bad for us? Paleo has changed the way I view fat but maybe I got it confused cause I thought trans fats were from bad oils

16a83c62c4650896080a9d3d94159059

(270)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:53 PM

Now maybe my timeline is messed up but didn't mcdonalds have trans fats in the fries and that's when they changed the oil? Or has the old way of thinking of fats

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on June 07, 2011
at 06:29 PM

I agree - beef tallow has a higher percentage of saturated fat than lard, and is more stable at high temps. It's what I use for deep frying.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on June 07, 2011
at 07:09 PM

It's also what McDonald's used to cook their french fries in back years ago when they got their reputation for having the best ones going. Since they gave in to the conventional wisdom animal fat-phobes and switched to vegetable oil, the stuff is inedible now - bummer.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on June 08, 2011
at 12:36 PM

McDonalds USED to use tallow. They no longer do. They probably didn't change their tallow as often as they should, and it probably wasn't from healthy cows. So no, it wasn't the HEALTHIEST of stuff, but it wasn't quite the devil. (I know, I'm blaspheming).

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Lard! And it makes everything extra tasty too. Just be sure to filter and skim between uses, store in the fridge and smell it before you use it.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on June 07, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Flavor the lard with bacon drippings? Pfft. If I tried, I could easily accumulate enough bacon drippings to fill a fryer in maybe a month of weekends. Since I bake my bacon in the oven, it's really easy to empty the cooking sheet through a strainer and into my bacon grease container. I'm salivating just thinking about it.

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on June 07, 2011
at 04:55 PM

mmmm. I've just recently discovered the mouthgasm that is cooking meat with bacon grease and lard. omg. A deep fryer is on my wish list.

16a83c62c4650896080a9d3d94159059

(270)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:49 PM

Ok so lard or beef tallow is what I should use but is it still considered bad to do?

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 07, 2011
at 02:53 PM

@Oranges I am not sure what you are talking about exactly, but I have seen it used in things like a fry daddy. I am not sure why it would be different than other oils, it is just that you have to skim and strain it while it is still warm if you wanna keep the oil.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on June 07, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Is that safe to use in a deep fat fryer appliance?

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 07, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Oh yea, you can totally flavor the lard with bacon drippings. But I never use the fryers, I find I get better results pan frying, but it might just be because that is what I am used to :)

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19eedcc966e18e2864383fa53dcb80f6

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on June 07, 2011
at 03:46 PM

you can also deep fry in coconut oil, though that may be expensive in the quantities you need.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on June 07, 2011
at 07:32 PM

I bet it would be delicious, though. Wonder if you could reuse it as much as you could lard/tallow?

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