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Nov 20, 2012 10:00 AM

Bulk Peanut Oil in the Triangle

I'm frying a 11 lb. turkey this year. I'd like to use 100% peanut oil. Looks like I'll need 4 gallons. Seems like the big box hardware stores are selling a mix of peanut and other oils in 3 gallon containers. At this point, Lowe's Foods has 1 gallon peanut oil on sale for $16. I'd prefer to have a larger container to make disposal easier. Has anyone seen larger containers of 100% peanut oil around, preferably near to Chapel Hill? If so, any idea of prices?

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  1. No personal experience, but have you tried the club stores: BJ's, Sam's, or Costco? If you have access to Sam's, that might be my first choice.

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    1. re: rockycat

      I'm pretty sure I have seen it at Costco.

      1. re: meatn3

        Noticed it at Costco the other day.

        IIRC 4.6 gal. for $49.99

        (somehow this quest sticks in my mind...)

    2. Check with WalMart - they usually sell the oil in large containers along with the fryers.

      1. The Big box home stores like Home Depot also caries Peanut Oil for turkey frying

        1. Any sports stores selling stuff for 'manly cooking' like bbq, grilling, and deep fat fried turkey?

          1. Also check Foodlion. I've seen displays with large jugs of oil for Turkey frying, but didn't pay much attention to blend or volume. Foodlion tends to carry more traditional Southern products, and I think 100% peanut oil falls in that category.

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            1. re: mpjmph

              Using the power of the Internet I've learned that the Lowe's (hardware) in N. Durham has 100% peanut oil for $42.99 for a 3 gallon container. Not sure if I'll have the time to make it up there.

              Food Lion had peanut oil in 1) gallon containers.

              I want to use 100% peanut oil, because I think it makes the food taste better.