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Cooking with Peanut Oil

Can peanut oil be used instead of vegetable oil, or is it best with certain types of cooking?

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December 24, 20161 found this helpful
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Peanut oil is excellent for cooking at high temperatures, since it has a high smoking point. I use it a lot for wok cooking. Do not use if any guests have a peanut allergy.

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December 25, 20161 found this helpful
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One of the main reasons to use vegetable oil is that it is virtually tasteless so it will not add any other taste to the recipe.

Peanut is an excellent oil, just be sure there is no one around that is allergic to peanuts.

Personally, I believe peanut oil adds a little nutty flavor but that may not necessarily be a bad thing.

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Someone pointed out that peanut oil was best (or better) for any high-heat cooking so that is a point to remember.
It would seem that one or the other could be used just according to what you are cooking.

I love Wikipedia for all kinds of information and they have a very good site pertaining to cooking oils. Maybe this would help you decide:

en.wikipedia.org/.../Cooking_oil#Types_of_oils_and_their_characteristics

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December 25, 20161 found this helpful

It is an excellent oil to fry a turkey in.

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Here is lots of information about peanut oil.
www.nutrition-and-you.com/peanut-oil.html

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

I use peanut oil for frying. It works well.

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Peanut Oil and the like are used for dishes in higher temperatures.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

Peanut oil is excellent for outdoor cooking like turkey frying and a fish fry. It is expensive, essentially because you need to use so much of it at a time. I have never used it for normal indoor cooking.

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