What is the best oil for deep fat frying?

Answer On One Hand: Peanut OilThe best oil for deep fat frying is peanut oil. It has a very high smoking point, which means it doesn't scorch or burn at high temperatures like most oils. If you use an oil... Read More »

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Is deep frying chicken in olive oil any healthier than deep frying chicken in Crisco (shortening/lard)?

Olive oil is better than shortening. Olive oil is good for you! It is high in the good cholesterol. So, use it to fry, and if you like, drink it. There are people that do just that.

What oil do you use for deep frying?

When deep frying, the best oils to use are those that have a high smoke point and neutral flavors, such as safflower, peanut and corn oils. Vegetable oil, vegetable shortening and lard have somewha... Read More »

Which oil is good for deep frying?

According to Bon Appétit magazine, good oils for deep frying include canola, grapeseed, peanut and safflower. Always choose an oil that has a higher smoke point--the temperature at which the oil t... Read More »

Can olive oil be used for deep-frying?

It is a popular misconception that olive oil cannot be used for deep-frying. This is in part due to the fact that if it is heated too high, olive oil will smoke. For instance, olive oil will smoke ... Read More »