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Apr 28, 2006 05:10 PM

Peanut oil substitution?

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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!

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  1. There were thread about oils earlier this week; you should hit control+F to search "oil"....

    1. 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).


      1. If I recall, the thread Karl S is referring to mentioned rice bran oil, which is becoming increasingly popular due to its high smoke point.

        You can order it here:

        (looks slightly more expensive than peanut oil)