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Questions tagged [olive-oil]

Oil extracted from pressed olives.

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Baking chicken while respecting maximum olive oil temperature

I normally cook chicken on a pan with some olive oil (which supports a maximum temperature of 160C) but I am trying to bake on the oven instead. I've found a recipe where some olive oil placed at the ...
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Has my olive oil gone bad?

I purchased a gallon of amazing Greek olive oil a few months ago. It has some floaty wisps in it now. Is it still safe?
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Food Rancidity Question

Since rancid oil produces free radicals, would that rancid oil if mixed with fresh oil cause the fresh oil to go rancid as well?
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I used olive oil to finish my salad serving utensils - now what?

I recently received some homemade unfinished wood salad serving utensils as a gift, and like a dummy, I figured it would be safe to rub them down with some olive oil. Now, I've learned that since ...
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How to cook in olive oil [duplicate]

There are plenty of recipes regarding how to cook fish, and other foods, in olive oil. This puzzles me because olive oil has a very low smoking point. So I'll burn it if I cook fish at 350 degrees. ...
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Can I oil a new board with olive oil?

I just got myself a new wooden board. I have been told to put some olive oil onto it and let it sink in for a few hours first. But now I'm reading from sources that I should be instead using mineral ...
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Black bit in olive oil

Should I be concerned about a tiny black bit in my olive oil? I thought maybe something fell into it or perhaps it's a bit of olive sediment. It looks like a very tiny flake of something the size of a ...
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Comparing store-bought chopped garlic

When shopping for chopped garlic at my local grocery store, I noticed that although there were several brands there were basically two price points. Looking more closely, I saw that the less-...
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Olive oil lid sealed properly?

Is this olive oil lid sealed and safe to use even though the side looks bumpy? It looks sealed at the top but do tiny dents or slight bulges on the side of the lid matter? It was covered with plastic ...
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Is Ciao Bella's “Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato” savory?

I am about to make ice cream (for dessert) from The Ciao Bella book for Gelato and Sorbetto and was thinking about trying the Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato. It says something about being savory, but ...
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How do I prevent mold growth in homemade chili-infused olive oil?

Twice I have tried do this but both times I ended up with mold in the bottle. What am I doing wrong? I use dark glass bottles (originally for wine) that I sterilize by putting them in the oven at 250 ...
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Can plastic grocery store misters be used for oil?

I’m really tired of buying oil spray cans. I know that there are relatively inexpensive misters out there, Misto currently being the most popular, it seems. But I’m seriously strapped at the moment, ...
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Advice on how I can make my own 1 cal cooking spray like frylight

I've been using frylight for years, but I'm trying to swap to a healthier version with no chemicals. I've been doing some research on the internet and some people have talked about making their own ...
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Harissa powder to paste

How much harissa powder would be equivalent to one teaspoonful of harissa paste? I have tried to look it up online, but all I can find is "add water and oil to reach the desired result", e.g. here. ...
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Expensive or cheap olive oil for pesto?

Usually if I'm sauteeing some veggies or cooking with olive oil I will use a cheaper bottle, but if I am making a dressing or a dish where the oil really stands out I will go with a bottle from a ...
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Can you use olive oil past its expiration date?

I just noticed my olive oil expired on 2016/6, however, I couldn't tell that by taste and it still seems fine to use. Can I continue on using it? It seems such a waste to throw it away since it still ...
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How do olive oils differ, and what should they be used for?

Here is a question from a "pre intermediate" home cook who lives in Spain. What is the difference between exta virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, and simply olive oil? I gather that the non-virgin ...
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Why avoid olive oil in Gotham Steel pans?

Background Gotham Steel is a ceramic coated titanium pan. It's the brand with the commercials where they put a mixer in the pan, supposedly to show that it doesn't scratch if you use metal utensils. ...
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Why can't I get my new Misto Olive Oil Sprayer to spray?

I received a Misto for Christmas. I cleaned and waited for it to dry. When I put the oil in it and pumped per the instructions, nothing happened when I went to spray it.
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Appropriate oil to infuse with hot chillies

I have loads of chillies left over from summer so I'm making some infused oils for christmas gifts. The obvious oil to use would be extra virgin olive oil (very expensive for good quality), but I've ...
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Can I use sunflower oil to make pesto?

I'm used to using olive oil to make pesto. However, at the moment I have a bottle of sunflower oil instead of olive oil at home. Is there going to be a problem when I make pesto with that? I am not ...
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To finely spray a thin layer of warm liquid Coconut Oil?

Online, I've been seeing these metal, glass, poly/ plastic bottles that are said to keep & spray cooking/ edible oils. Let's assume the oil is warm & liquid, not cold & frozen, which ...
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Are there reasons to use olive oil when roasting food at high temperatures?

I see many times chefs choosing olive oil as the fat for cooking recipes that undergo heats of 400f+ (very much above the smoking point of refined olive oil) for 30 minutes, and its virgin olive oil ...
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What is the best temperature and method to cook bacon in a grill pan?

Weekend mornings is always a breakfast feast in our house. When it comes to the bacon it's a war zone in the kitchen with hot fat drops shooting everywhere, and sometimes I get hit. The texture of ...
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How long can you keep tuna in jar with olive oil

Someone sent me tuna in olive oil from a delicatessen shop via post in a box. When I received the package the safety button of the jar was off (you could squeeze it). Due to this I was hesitant to eat ...
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What makes for good olive oil?

It's been years I've been pondering this question. When I go to the store, the olive oil section has a vast array of offerings with a great range in prices. With that in mind: Does higher price ...
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How to get rid of raw taste of Extra Virgin Olive oil?

It has been told several times in the past that Olive oil cannot be used for Indian cooking. So, I want to use Olive oil as a spread on bread. The raw Extra Virgin Olive oil tastes like "oil"! Don't ...
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Difference between butter and olive oil?

Generally when I cook I use extra virgin olive oil for both meat and vegetables. While watching a cooking show they mentioned using butter instead of oil to grease the pan when they were cooking steak....
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Olive oil “shelf” life and summer camping

I am about to car camp one week and I am wondering if I may safely carry some olive oil in a glass bottle - I expect day temperature to peak around 30 degrees Celsius. I would like to know ahead of ...
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Is it safe to use olive oil that has gone cloudy?

I have some olive oil that has gone a bit cloudy. What causes that to happen, and is it still safe to use?
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Is it advisable to use the Extra Virgin Olive oil for Indian cooking, and baking? [duplicate]

I use this oil for baking cup cakes, and I add this oil to the whole wheat dough meant for preparing parathas on the gas stove? My mother uses it for frying vegetables on the gas stove. Hence the ...
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What is the purity test for Olive oil?

At home, how should I know whether Olive oil, I purchased, is pure enough? What is the purity test for Olive oil? What do you mean by "pure"? Could you please explain... – Stephie Pure here ...
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Water vs olive oil when sautéing

I was recently watching a friend sauté vegetables (specifically artichokes and broccoli) and instead of using olive oil, she used water. What's the difference between using oil as compared to using ...
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Oiling wood handles

I'm new to the cooking industry - yay for new pads - and I have a question about oiling wooden utensils (or wooden handles on pots, for that matter). The instructions state these should be oiled and ...
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Olive oil is extremely bitter - has it gone rancid?

I recently bought some organic certified extra virgin olive oil from Tunisia. However It is a cheap brand (only $10 a litre) The manufacturing date is Dec 2012 so its over a year old It is packaged ...
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What caused my homemade “Nutella” to go bad?

I had a first try on a self-made recipe for a chocolate-hazelnut cream, in short Nutella. Question Even though I used ingredients that wouldn't have gone bad singularly, the cream as a whole had an ...
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Best pan to use for cooking in olive oil?

I have just bought a Tefal Pan with nonstick Teflon coating. The instruction manual says that using olive oil to cook will gradually ruin the nonstick coating. What are the best options for buying a ...
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Chinese alternative to Olive Oil?

I'm actually in china and here olive oil is expensive and difficult to be found. I need it to fry slightly onion/garlic for ex. to prepare tomato sauce. What can I use as alternative?
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Can I substitute vegetable oil for olive oil?

I have vegetable oil but my recipe calls for olive oil. Will it make a difference to use the vegetable oil? Also, what would the conversion be? I'm trying to make a homemade pizza crust without yeast ...
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Can I use extra virgin olive oil for cooking steak?

According to this: What oil or fat to use for different purposes? For general pan cooking: olive oil (any kind), butter.. I see video from youtube such as How to Cook Steak by Jamie Oliver, he also ...
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Can you make Bearnaise with olive oil?

I'm looking to make a 'paleo version of Bearnaise Sauce. Can you substitute olive oil for butter when making Bearnaise sauce?
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Unit price of olive oil: volume versus weight

I am browsing olive oil on Google Shopping (the following problem also happens when I shop in local supermarkets). I found the information about unit price of olive oil is inconsistent. Sometimes only ...
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Garlic Overflow — Why won't my olive oil stay in its jug?

I'm the kind of chef who chops up whatever the local bazaar has that week, adds a random amount of seasonings until the color suits my fancy and then cooks it. Somehow. Most days I don't go hungry. ...
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How to open a can of olive oil?

I have a 900 ml can of Saloio olive oil. I lack any idea of how to open it. The top of the tin is more-or-less seamless (see photo), and lacks any sort of indicator as to how this may be ...
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Should I use olive oil in in baking?

Many sources suggest that olive oil loses its distinctive flavors when heated to high temperatures (e.g., Can extra virgin olive oil be used for stir frying, roasting, grilling?). When olive oil is ...
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What is the difference between normal oils and cooking oils?

I am not proficient in cooking but I have one question which I am not able to figure out. I have read on internet some oils should be used for dressing, other for cooking. But to me, they all look ...
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Olive oil vs almond oil for frying ground beef?

I need to fry some ground beef with some spices (black pepper, mustard seeds, cumin, cinnamon, salt, garlic, onion). I have olive oil and also almond oil. What are the relative strengths and ...
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Smoke detector goes off when baking chicken breast

Smoke comes out of my oven when I bake chicken breast fillets. As soon as I open the oven door I can see some smoke escaping, and 30 seconds later both fire alarms are going off. This has never ...
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Did I poison myself by eating popcorn made in a steel pot with olive oil?

I made popcorn by putting a layer of olive oil at the bottom of a steel pot, putting in the kernels and cooking it on high heat for a minute or so. When it started popping, I noticed that smoke with ...
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Using avocado oil as a substitute to olive oil

Olive oil is more expensive than normal oils, but due to its nutrition properties (and probably its taste), chefs prefer to use it for lots of different applications even frying. Avocado oil is more ...