Questions tagged [oil]

Fats from plant sources that are liquid at room temperature, such as olive oil, canola oil and peanut oil. Questions about the use of oils or about which oils to choose for a specific culinary purpose are appropriate here. As per the FAQ, please avoid asking about health matters in this tag unless you have a *specific* nutritional question - for example, the effect of saturation on smoke point.

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How much (sunflower) lecithin should be used to emulsify each gram of fat in water?

I read around and haven't found a clear answer. Is there a minimum ratio of lecithin (preferably powder) to fat required to fully emulsify it in water? Does the amount of water matter? And does the ...
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How can I remove the oil from my homemade nut milk?

I am trying to use a homemade nut milk (made from blending nuts and water then squeezing through a cheesecloth) as the liquid base for makgeolli (a fermented rice wine). I do not want to the nut oils ...
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Is there any taste/texture difference between refined vegetable oils at temperatues above melting point

I am making vegan cheese and it calls for a lot of refined coconut oil. I am wondering If I were to substitute out half the refined coconut oil for equal parts of another flavorless vegetable oil ...
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Using a ultrasound homogenizer to increase meat juicyness

I saw a popular TV show where a cook competes against a scientist. They made a pork belly, the cook made a brine and injected the brine directly into the meat with a needle, and the scientist also ...
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Separate coconut oil using microwave

I am cooking thai curry and wondering if I can seperate coconut oil using microwave?
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Why asafoetida clumps in hot oil?

Introduction While making vegetable recipe we generally initiate with same procedure for every vegetable i.e. in 2 spoon of hot oil we put mustard, cumin, and asafoetida before adding pieces of any ...
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Why do panko breadcrumbs absorb less oil than regular breadcrumbs?

In various sources I see that panko is lighter and airier and absorbs less grease but they don't back this up with why that would be the case. My theories are It's the crustless bread - doesn't make ...
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Only fluffy waffles always stick

I have the Salter Deep Fill XL waffle iron and it has served me very well with this recipe: 100ml milk 100g self raising flour (Doves Farm gluten free, in my case) 1 large egg 1tsp vanilla extract ...
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Is there any cooking oil mister designed such that the oil is never in contact with plastic parts?

Is there any cooking oil mister designed such that the oil is never in contact with plastic parts? I just don't like the possibility of having any plastic chemicals dissolved in the oil.
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How can I process clear avocado oil with a pleasant scent, and how can I dry it faster?

I am processing my oil by cold press. I have to dry it first. I have three challenges: The color of my oil is darker than intended. My oil has a very strong smell. I am seeking a cheaper and faster ...
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Frozen Misto pump head

I bought my third Misto (love them) and the pump head does not move after filling and pressurizing the canister. It is not clogged, as nothing has gone through it. Is there a way to release the head ...
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How to store organic cold press sunflower oil for long term usage?

I have opened the bottle and I will be using very little amount daily. It is not going to be finished soon. What are the storage instructions? Should be stored in fridge?
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What is the benefit of adding vegetable oil to cheese cake dough?

I recently baked a cheese cake and decided to leave out the oil in the recipe. I expected it to be drier than the one with oil added to the dough but found that this seems not to be the case.
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How is this mashed onion paste called?

I usually make vinaigrette by adding typical ingredients (garlic, a mix of olive and oil, etc.) and mixing all that together with a blender. I once added (I am not sure why anymore) some onions to ...
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Black sludge, black flakes after seasoning

I recently purchased a new infrared grill. It has stainless steel emitters and porcelain coated cast iron grates above the emitters. The instructions said to season it. So I put vegetable oil all ...
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Which uk olive oil can I buy is really early harvest extra virgin olive oil?

I want to buy early harvest extra virgin olive oil, however, it seems there is no way to know what is the real thing. Searching suggests supermarket brands have been tested and failed to be extra ...
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Olive oil instead of peanut oil to air fry potato?

I’m allergic to peanut oil, can I use olive oil for baking potatoes in a power air fryer oven elite
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Is it okay to remove oil/grease stains from anodized aluminum pan using vinegar?

I bought a brand new hard anodized pan for making roti. I used some oil while cooking. After cooking, washing I saw these stains (most likely grease) that would not be removed after washing with my ...
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fried garam masala tastes watery

Recently I've been frying garam masala because I want some tasty oil(which should not be watery). At first it was kind of working however it now seems the oil is watery and not thick or oily if you ...
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