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Ratio of Shortening to Oil for Substitutions in Cooking

What is the ratio for shortening to oil?

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful

1 cup shortening, solid (used in baking) = 1 & 1/8 cup butter. Reduce salt in recipe by 1/2

1 cup shortening, melted = 1 cup cooking oil

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful

I never knew there was a 'ratio' in this. I am 68, I used veg oil for everything, amounts the same. A cup of one meant a cup of the other.

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September 16, 20100 found this helpful

I don't remember where I got this information for substituting oil for butter/margarine, but I use the same measurements to substitute oil for shortening.

Butter/Margarine = Oil

1 tsp - 3/4 tsp

1 tbsp = 2 1/4 tsp

2 tbsp = 1 1/2 tbsp

1/4 cup = 3 tbsp

1/3 cup = 1/4 cup

1/2 cup =1/4 cup + 2 tbsp

2/3 cup = 1/2 cup

3/4 cup = 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp

1 cup = 3/4 cup

Olive oil is the best choice, because it is 77% monounsaturated (the "good" fat)

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September 20, 20100 found this helpful

In some cases the substitution is not wise. Shortening is solid at room temp. Oil is not. The difference would be in the texture after cooking. Butter and shortening would be almost the same but some foods would be of a heavier texture when cooked with shortening than with oil.

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