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Post: #1 How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-10-2009 05:00 PM


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The title of the thread says it all. I'm considering frying stuff in coconut oil. I would like to experiment and try some fried cheese using parmesan cheese and pork rinds as the breading. Plus, chicken and pork should really be awesome in the fryer.

Has anyone tried to fry meatballs or beef tips? If all this works it should be an incredible way to get my fat up.

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Post: #2 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-10-2009 06:55 PM


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Should be fine.. coconut oil is very, very high in saturated fat and is very stable at high temps. Smoking point is 350 degrees, virgin olive oil has a smoking point of 420 degrees.. You could combine them if you want to fry above 350.

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Post: #3 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-10-2009 07:01 PM


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Why not just use lard?

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Post: #4 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-10-2009 07:23 PM


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(01-10-2009 07:01 PM)fatboymuscleman Wrote:  Why not just use lard?

I'm not against lard right now, but I'm all fired up about the benefits of coconut oil, PLUS coconut oil is soooooo much tastier than lard.

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Post: #5 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-10-2009 08:47 PM


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Hey Rev.
I have used coconut oil for frying and it's incredible. You know in the Caribbean they use coconut oil for frying a lot.
You'll find it adds a very distinct lightness to the food. I love lard, but there is a definite quality to foods fried in lard. Not bad but different. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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Post: #6 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-10-2009 09:43 PM


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coconut oil is GREAT for frying! It's just really expensive.
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Post: #7 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-12-2009 01:48 AM


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I was going to comment on the price too, Hogsfan. Deep frying is great if you don't mind wasting so much of it.. Actually, even if it were cheap, it is too valuble to use for deep frying.
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Post: #8 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-12-2009 09:50 AM


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Well we've been frying with it in a pan on the stove for a couple weeks now and my wife finds that she can reuse the oil several times before having to throw it out. We use that cheap Luanne stuff I found at Wal Mart for most of the cooking. I just couldn't resist yesterday though and had her fry up some chicken in the Nutiva EVCO, and it was incredible! The skin was better than any ole nasty KFC.

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Post: #9 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-12-2009 11:32 AM


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(01-12-2009 09:50 AM)Rev.HaggisMacJedi Wrote:  Well we've been frying with it in a pan on the stove for a couple weeks now and my wife finds that she can reuse the oil several times before having to throw it out. We use that cheap Luanne stuff I found at Wal Mart for most of the cooking. I just couldn't resist yesterday though and had her fry up some chicken in the Nutiva EVCO, and it was incredible! The skin was better than any ole nasty KFC.

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Post: #10 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 01-12-2009 01:16 PM


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You know, chicken with skin but without breading fried up at home with the Nutiva EVCO is one of the tastiest things I have ever put in my mouth! In fact, my wife and I are scarred today on our hands and tongues because it was so good we couldn't wait for it to cool off before eating it! We kept getting burned, but kept on putting in in our mouths! LOL! But man, was it worth it!

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Post: #11 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 12-30-2009 02:42 AM


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(01-10-2009 07:23 PM)Rev.HaggisMacJedi Wrote:  
(01-10-2009 07:01 PM)fatboymuscleman Wrote:  Why not just use lard?

I'm not against lard right now, but I'm all fired up about the benefits of coconut oil, PLUS coconut oil is soooooo much tastier than lard.

Well, that's a matter of personal taste. I'd rather eat a pig than a coconut anyday, but I know what you're talking about.

Problem is that coconut oil's smoking point is too low for a deep fryer, sowwy. Sad


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Post: #12 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 12-30-2009 02:44 AM


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Nothing is tastier than fried chicken in lard. I have coconut flour now, I plan to make some fried chicken as soon as I can buy enough lard to deep fry it, yummy!!! Chicken fried steak, too! Oh boy!


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Post: #13 RE: How Does Coconut Oil Do in a Deep Fryer? , 12-30-2009 06:20 AM


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(01-10-2009 07:23 PM)Rev.HaggisMacJedi Wrote:  
(01-10-2009 07:01 PM)fatboymuscleman Wrote:  Why not just use lard?

I'm not against lard right now, but I'm all fired up about the benefits of coconut oil, PLUS coconut oil is soooooo much tastier than lard.

I sautee in coconut oil because it tends to get eaten up. But with deep frying, you have to throw a huge portion away and it is too expensive.
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