Warning: I am a cooking noob. I might overlook something ridiculously simple.
Anyway, I just made my first pesto sauce (do you call this a sauce?). Basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, etc. At the end, I added vegetable oil. All was good and I was proud. Put it on bread and on pasta, and it was very tasty.
However, I stored what I had left in a small jar in the fridge. Only one day later, and it became solid! You can clearly see that the oil had solidified. Why is this? In fact, I poured in too much oil and took some out, and what I took out I put it in the fridge, in a cup (just the oil). This is also one massive block. I am used to oil solidifying, but AFTER you use it to cook. The oil that I used has not been cooked, and the rest of the oil I bought at the store is stored in a cupboard, in its original packaging, and is still liquid.
What went wrong?
- Can I somehow still de-solidify this and still eat this?