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Can I mix oils when deep frying?

diablo May 10, 2009 02:22 PM

Like say, canola and vegetable? I know you're not supposed to, technically. But like if a person is too lazy to get off her big behind and go to the store....then is it permissible?

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  1. alwayscooking RE: diablo May 10, 2009 02:25 PM

    Since they both have the same smoke point and little flavor, there will be no problem. Potential problems can arise when more delicate or fragrant oils are used.

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      diablo RE: alwayscooking May 10, 2009 02:56 PM

      Thanks for your speedy reply :)

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      ricepad RE: diablo May 11, 2009 11:56 AM

      I think the only caution here is that the blend will take on the lower smokepoint of the two oils, so you shouldn't use a very low smokepoint oil with a higher smokepoint oil if you're doing high heat cooking.

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