Peanut oil substitution?
- alliknight Apr 28, 2006 05:10 PM
I saw Martha and a guest fry an egg on her show yesterday in a pot of hot peanut oil... it looks great; but, I am allergic to peanuts, so what type of oil could I use instead? It sounds like it needs to be able to withstand a high temp. Thanks!
I'm bumping this because I have been looking on this board and elsewhere and come up with insufficient information.
I did read somewhere that if you are addressing peanut allergies, peanut meat is the issue and that there aren't triggers in the oil. That may be the case, but I would prefer not to take the risk anyway.
So ... any suggestions? This may help
For the dishes in question (cooking and frying but not salads), I get the impression that olive oil will be too strong and I'm thinking generic vegetable (soy?) and corn oils aren't really going to do the trick.
Perhaps sesame or rapeseed/canola?
(sidebar: do people here consider canola and rapeseed to be the same? I always thought they were.)
Ideally the prices would be competitive (sorry walnut oil).