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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, 20101 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, 20101 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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January 8, 20170 found this helpful

I'm trying to find out if crisco shortening can be a substitute for olive oil

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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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Anonymous
February 7, 20161 found this helpful

2/3 cup oil = how much shorting

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May 31, 20170 found this helpful

I didn't get the answer

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June 1, 20170 found this helpful

It looks like you can use oil and melted shortening in equal amounts. So the ratio would be 1:1. Let us know how it turns out.

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