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Nov 21, 2007 01:20 PM

URGENT Need for Peanut Oil

Where would one purchase 5-gallons of peanut oit in the DC or NoVA area?

A friend is searching high and low.


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  1. Ahhh. Turkey Frying time.

    I always buy it at Costco.

    1. Yeah...five gallons is probably warehouse club area. Beyond that, a large Asian market would have five 1-gallon jugs. Not sure about 1 5-gallon, though.

      1. Hate to admit that I was in a Wal-Mart but, yup, just the other day I saw a big pile of cube shaped boxes of peanut oil about the size of milk crates that were probably just turkey-frying size (seeing as how they were right next to the big pile of turkey frying kits.

        1. The real question isn't so much where to find it, it's where to find it relatively inexpensively. Most any decent-sized grocery store will sell it by the 48/64-ounce bottle or perhaps even gallon, although it's ridiculously expensive buying it this way (5 gallons might wind up running you something like $60-$70.) But with wholesale clubs closed today and an increasing demand for peanut oil every year as the popularity of turkey frying grows, an early morning trip to the grocery today might be your only option if you weren't able to get out after posting yesterday.

          If you can't find enough of it, use less-expensive canola oil. Both oils have a smoke point of ~450F.

          FWIW, I think I paid $26.99 for 35 pounds (4.5 gallons) at Costco. BJ's Wholesale had it for something like $22.99 for 3 gallons.

          1. Try a sporting goods store--if they have hunting/camping supplies, they usually have the fryers and the big jugs of peanut oil.