I have about a half jar of pure pickled pepper oil as I have recently used up all of the peppers. The oil is a strange translucent color of yellow; I'm imagining a cup of highlighter fluid (if there is such a thing).

I'm wondering if this oil is okay to use for cooking oil or as a substitute for other oils in other dishes, or am I better off throwing it out if it cannot serve as an appropriate substitute whatsoever.

  • It may have a low smoke point and not be well suited for frying, but it should be food grade oil and if you like the taste, I'd say go for it.
    – Robert
    Jul 17, 2016 at 18:14

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I would use it for anything other than deep frying or high temperature frying. It would be great for anything that requires oil but not cooking, like hummus.

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