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It appears that you made some type of lemon extract, as opposed to a lemon oil. Probably good, but not lemon oil. There are two ways I know of to infuse flavor into oil. Both involve starting with oil...either a neutral oil or an olive oil. First is to heat the oil with the desired flavor product, thus extracting the flavor into the oil. The other, does ...


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You seem to be somewhat conflating the destruction of potentially beneficial compounds in oils with the formation of toxic compounds when they're heated past the smoke point. The potentially harmful stuff doesn't necessarily stay behind in the oil - it's largely in the smoke, where it becomes highly mobile and easily inhaled. So the biggest reason to use ...


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Almost any cooking ingredient* is organic material, which means that it contains carbon. Any such substance will burn if you make it hot enough and there's oxygen available, which there always is when there's a human cooking in the room. How hot is "hot enough" depends on the particular substance. So, yes, your ghee burnt because it got too hot. And it's ...


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Why does ghee (and probably also other oils) burn when put into a hot pan? What is the remedy for this? As other people have pointed out, the issue here is the empty pan. To explain further: I set my stainless-steel pan on the burner and set the burner about halfway between medium and high. You did not say whether this is gas or electric. If it ...


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Yes, your pan was too hot. Because your pan was empty when you heated it, it had minimal heat capacity, and could only lose heat by convection and radiation. Thus, it heated up quickly, and likely reached a much higher temperature than it normally could with food in it. When you heat a pan with food in it, some of the heat is transferred to the food, and ...


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You must have had your pan screaming hot in order for ghee to immediately burn. As you note, ghee has a pretty high smoke point (as do other clarified butters). Additionally it would appear that you didn't follow the instructions in the link you referenced. It was not indicated to preheat the pan before adding oil, but to add the oil when the pan was ...


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I don't think black seed oil is for culinary use. Could be... but the cold pressed natural oil taste and smells like turpentine! But very, very good for your body. I take it with a tsp of honey. Recommended is two tsp per day, but I feel one is fine and saves on the price!


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No because: The environment you describe is not oxygen deficient and therefore not favorable to botulism growth. Simply being under a tray doesn't make an oxygen-free environment. Plain oil provides almost no nutrients to support bacterial growth. You need another food source for bacteria to grow in significant number. But let's take the worst case ...


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Ok people here you have it. Finally the answer to should there be oil in the pasta. When my family and friends hear I am putting together my macaroni salad everyone asks me to make enough for them to take some home. This tells me what i am doing is the right way. Everyone loves my pasta. This makes me an expert. Therefore in my expert opinion YES you put a ...


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The main difference will be the flavor. Especially cold pressed extra virgin olive oil can add an extra twist of flavor depending on quality, variety and source. Quantity can be substituted one to one as every cooking oil has pretty much the same consistency and density.


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You can substitute vegetable oil for olive oil, that is no problem. You won't have the flavor that olive oil brings to the party, but in the case of more refined (not extra virgin) olive oils, it really won't make much difference. Just use however much oil the recipe calls for. It'll be fine.


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One of the first things a new cook learns is how to "condition" a pan before sautéing, which is when the cook heats a dry pan and then adds the fat before adding the food product. There is some science behind this method: Regarding stainless steel pans, this metal has a grain that is full of pores that will expand to allow the oil to settle in those pores ...



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