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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Substitute for deep frying oil

    We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    substance. What else is there?

    Marie

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    Giusi Guest

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    <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > substance. What else is there?
    >
    > Marie


    You try it and report back. I eagerly await.



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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > news[email protected]..
    > > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > > substance. What else is there?
    > >
    > > Marie

    >
    > You try it and report back. I eagerly await.


    <snicker>

    There are so many ways to cook other than frying... I only do it on rare
    occasions any more when I want deep fried catfish nuggets. I also deep
    fry bacon to avoid the mess pan frying bacon makes.
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    Miche Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] wrote:

    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water?


    Because that's boiling, not deep frying.

    > Or maybe there is some other
    > substance. What else is there?


    You could try not deep frying stuff.

    Miche

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    Electricians do it in three phases

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >> news[email protected]..
    >> > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    >> > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    >> > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    >> > substance. What else is there?
    >> >
    >> > Marie

    >>
    >> You try it and report back. I eagerly await.

    >
    > <snicker>
    >

    Yeah, Marie, try frying things in water and see how that works out. Oh
    wait, that's called poaching. Or boiling. Or even steaming. <G>

    > There are so many ways to cook other than frying... I only do it on rare
    > occasions any more when I want deep fried catfish nuggets. I also deep
    > fry bacon to avoid the mess pan frying bacon makes.
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >

    I bake bacon on a broiler pan rack (line the pan itself with foil to make
    cleanup even easier). No muss, no fuss. Pour the bacon grease right out of
    the drip pan into a "bacon fat jar" (some people save it to cook with, I
    don't except on rare occasions) or a grease can for disposal at a later
    date. It barely takes any elbow grease (heh) to clean off the broiler pan
    rack. It's an excellent way to cook bacon without the splatter of
    pan-frying. (Surprisingly it doesn't pop or splatter in the oven much at
    all.)

    My mother thought I was making up this method of cooking bacon until she saw
    Rachel Ray do it on her show... this despite the fact I'd already prepared
    bacon for her in this manner a few times prior to that. Apparently it
    wasn't "real" until she saw it on television.

    Jill


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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Substitute for deep frying oil

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > >> news[email protected]..
    > >> > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > >> > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > >> > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > >> > substance. What else is there?
    > >> >
    > >> > Marie
    > >>
    > >> You try it and report back. I eagerly await.

    > >
    > > <snicker>
    > >

    > Yeah, Marie, try frying things in water and see how that works out. Oh
    > wait, that's called poaching. Or boiling. Or even steaming. <G>


    I suspect that post was a troll. ;-)
    But given that I've recently become more familiar with the number of
    totally clueless newbie cooks, perhaps not. I guess we should be more
    tolerant!

    >
    > > There are so many ways to cook other than frying... I only do it on rare
    > > occasions any more when I want deep fried catfish nuggets. I also deep
    > > fry bacon to avoid the mess pan frying bacon makes.
    > >

    > I bake bacon on a broiler pan rack (line the pan itself with foil to make
    > cleanup even easier). No muss, no fuss. Pour the bacon grease right out of
    > the drip pan into a "bacon fat jar" (some people save it to cook with, I
    > don't except on rare occasions) or a grease can for disposal at a later
    > date. It barely takes any elbow grease (heh) to clean off the broiler pan
    > rack. It's an excellent way to cook bacon without the splatter of
    > pan-frying. (Surprisingly it doesn't pop or splatter in the oven much at
    > all.)


    I've not had an oven now for 3 years. I've had other priorities for my
    income and my stove is unplugged, so I'm cooking on hot plates, electric
    grill, table top roaster and microwave. I'm considering a toaster oven.

    This stove was $800.00 new 8 years ago. Might be cheaper to replace than
    repair. I'm doing ok with what I'm doing right now and I need to put
    about 2K into repairs for my truck.

    Money is tight. So are priorities for "extra income" which is an
    oxymoron. <g> I've also been driving with no truck AC for 3 years. If I
    did not work night shift, that would be intolerable here in Texas. Right
    now it's noisy as the muffler has come undone from the exhaust system.
    But it still gets 23 mpg. :-)

    >
    > My mother thought I was making up this method of cooking bacon until she saw
    > Rachel Ray do it on her show... this despite the fact I'd already prepared
    > bacon for her in this manner a few times prior to that. Apparently it
    > wasn't "real" until she saw it on television.
    >
    > Jill


    <laughs> I understand!

    As for deep frying bacon, it does not lay flat but it only takes 2
    minutes, cooks a LOT of fat out of it, and it does not spatter.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Norman Paperman Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us.


    Who is "we"?

    > Too much oil in our diets leads to high cholestrol.


    Huh? How do you get cholesterol from any type of vegetable oil?

    > The question is why must we use oil to deep fry stuff?


    Because it tastes so good.

    > Why not just water?


    Try it. You just might like it. Try it the next time you want fried
    chicken. With that nice battered crust.

    > Or maybe there is some other substance.


    One of those "No oil! frying pans. Don't you watch TeeVee?

    > What else is there?


    Baking? Broiling? Grilling? Sushi?



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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > substance. What else is there?


    Hmmm... I assume you want to use the substitute in a deep fat fryer? I
    suggest you go ahead and use the water and get back to us with the results.

    Michael

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    ~ American Playwright David Mamet

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "Giusi" <[email protected]> news:[email protected]: in
    rec.food.cooking

    >
    > <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > news[email protected]..
    >> We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    >> diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    >> to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    >> substance. What else is there?
    >>
    >> Marie

    >
    > You try it and report back. I eagerly await.


    I think Marie's first effort should be French fried potatoes. Dontcha'
    think?

    Michael

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    ~ American Playwright David Mamet

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Omelet <[email protected]>
    news[email protected]: in
    rec.food.cooking

    > I suspect that post was a troll. ;-)


    Ya' think?

    > But given that I've recently become more familiar with the number of
    > totally clueless newbie cooks, perhaps not. I guess we should be more
    > tolerant!


    Oh how true! I ran into an elderly lady last week at Petsmart. She was
    wondering if the Pill Pockets were worth buying to give her old dog it's
    daily medication. I told her that I had used them for Missy and she took
    her medication readily. I then told her that sometimes I'd grind her
    pills up with the mortar and pestle and sprinkle them in her food. She
    stared at me and said, "You know what a mortar and pestle is". She then
    said, "My daughter is about your age. If it doesn't come out of a box,
    she has no idea what to do with it". Gawd... I wonder what the
    grandchildren (if any) are like.

    Michael

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    ~ American Playwright David Mamet

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Jun 14, 7:24*am, "Norman Paperman" <npa...@kinja.com> wrote:
    > <mariejes...@none.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news[email protected]..
    >
    > > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us.

    >
    > Who is "we"?
    >
    > > Too much oil in our diets leads to high cholestrol.

    >
    > Huh? *How do you get cholesterol from any type of vegetable oil?


    Dietary intake of cholesterol is not the majority of the problem. Your
    body makes cholesterol from the available fats consumed, be them
    animal or vegetable in origin.

    John Kuthe...

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    Andy Guest

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    said...

    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > diets leads to high cholestrol.

    Everything in moderation. Nothing in excesss.

    >The question is why must we use oil to deep fry stuff?

    Because.

    > Why not just water?

    Because.

    > Or maybe there is some other substance. What else is there?

    Do you know how to bake chicken, etc.?

    Andy




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    --Andy


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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Giusi" <[email protected]> news:[email protected]: in
    > rec.food.cooking
    >
    > >
    > > <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > > news[email protected]..
    > >> We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > >> diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > >> to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > >> substance. What else is there?
    > >>
    > >> Marie

    > >
    > > You try it and report back. I eagerly await.

    >
    > I think Marie's first effort should be French fried potatoes. Dontcha'
    > think?
    >
    > Michael


    <giggles>
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    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]>
    > news[email protected]: in
    > rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > I suspect that post was a troll. ;-)

    >
    > Ya' think?


    <laughs>

    >
    > > But given that I've recently become more familiar with the number of
    > > totally clueless newbie cooks, perhaps not. I guess we should be more
    > > tolerant!

    >
    > Oh how true!


    I help them in the produce section of the store whenever I can. Imho
    it's fun!

    > I ran into an elderly lady last week at Petsmart. She was
    > wondering if the Pill Pockets were worth buying to give her old dog it's
    > daily medication. I told her that I had used them for Missy and she took
    > her medication readily. I then told her that sometimes I'd grind her
    > pills up with the mortar and pestle and sprinkle them in her food. She
    > stared at me and said, "You know what a mortar and pestle is". She then
    > said, "My daughter is about your age. If it doesn't come out of a box,
    > she has no idea what to do with it". Gawd... I wonder what the
    > grandchildren (if any) are like.
    >
    > Michael


    It's almost scary...
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    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jun 14, 7:24*am, "Norman Paperman" <npa...@kinja.com> wrote:
    > > <mariejes...@none.com> wrote in message
    > >
    > > news[email protected]..
    > >
    > > > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us.

    > >
    > > Who is "we"?
    > >
    > > > Too much oil in our diets leads to high cholestrol.

    > >
    > > Huh? *How do you get cholesterol from any type of vegetable oil?

    >
    > Dietary intake of cholesterol is not the majority of the problem. Your
    > body makes cholesterol from the available fats consumed, be them
    > animal or vegetable in origin.
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    Your body makes more cholesterol to process simple carbs.
    Look it up.
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    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    cshenk Guest

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    "Michael "Dog3"" wrote
    > Omelet wrote


    >> But given that I've recently become more familiar with the number of
    >> totally clueless newbie cooks, perhaps not. I guess we should be more
    >> tolerant!


    Lets add a filip thats been in the back of my mind since i saw this. In
    japan, they (at least in the egrish laden Sasebo) use a term called 'water
    frying'. This is a high heat small water amount to fast cook some tidbit.
    No, not crunchy but not meant to be.

    > Oh how true! I ran into an elderly lady last week at Petsmart. She was
    > wondering if the Pill Pockets were worth buying to give her old dog it's
    > daily medication. I told her that I had used them for Missy and she took
    > her medication readily. I then told her that sometimes I'd grind her
    > pills up with the mortar and pestle and sprinkle them in her food. She
    > stared at me and said, "You know what a mortar and pestle is". She then
    > said, "My daughter is about your age. If it doesn't come out of a box,
    > she has no idea what to do with it". Gawd... I wonder what the
    > grandchildren (if any) are like.


    Lots of folks like that! Its easier to keep that way too now than it used
    to be.



  17. #17
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 03:55:38 -0500, [email protected] wrote:

    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > substance. What else is there?


    Sheldon up to his old tricks again.

    -sw

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 03:55:38 -0500, [email protected] wrote:

    > We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    > diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    > to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    > substance. What else is there?
    >
    > Marie


    it can be easily done. but the catch is you need a special kind of water
    that can be heated to 350 degrees, but it's very expensive, and usually
    available only by mail order. you might ask your grocer to stock it for
    you, though.

    blake

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    Chemiker Guest

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    On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 06:31:23 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >As for deep frying bacon, it does not lay flat but it only takes 2
    >minutes, cooks a LOT of fat out of it, and it does not spatter.


    DIdn't we have a bacon thread not too long ago?

    FWIW: I caught a deal (don't I always?) on a Foreman
    countertop System 5 (I think that's the name on it) grill.
    It has interechangeable tefmon grilling plates and drains
    oil off pretty well. I've done bacon it and been pleased
    with the results. I also use the microwave with the
    bacon pressed between layers of paper towel. That
    removes a lot of fat, too.

    Alex, who always shops for bargains.

  20. #20
    Chemiker Guest

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    On 14 Jun 2009 13:01:58 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\""
    <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Giusi" <[email protected]> news:[email protected]: in
    >rec.food.cooking
    >
    >>
    >> <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >> news[email protected]..
    >>> We keep hearing that deep frying is bad for us. Too much oil in our
    >>> diets leads to high cholestrol. The question is why must we use oil
    >>> to deep fry stuff? Why not just water? Or maybe there is some other
    >>> substance. What else is there?
    >>>
    >>> Marie

    >>
    >> You try it and report back. I eagerly await.

    >
    >I think Marie's first effort should be French fried potatoes. Dontcha'
    >think?
    >
    >Michael


    Nope. She should make some water-fried hush puppies.... <G>

    Alex, who wonders about using liquid silicone. BTW: Cooking in
    mineral oil does not contribute to high cholesterol. I understand
    there are *other* reasons for NOT doing this, though. I think
    this line of thinking is dangerous.

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