Pnut oil

grams33November 11, 2012

Can someone help here/ We use peanut oil in or turkey fryer and also for frying doughnuts. Of late it seems like the oil does not get as hot as the thermometer records and our doughnuts are greasy. Is it possible that the oil loses some of it's ability to heat ans therefore should be discarded?

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dcarch7

Check your thermometer for accuracy first.

dcarch

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 12:32PM
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trailrunnerbiker

It is getting as hot but I am surprised that it isn't smoking long before it gets to temp. This is due to the accumulated stuff in the oil Once things start getting greasy you have no recourse except to replace the oil.

I have a built in deep fat fryer in my kitchen. What happens with oil after you have used it many times is it degrades and then it must be replaced . Here are some links to tips.

Basically my son the chef , I am here at his house now, says...when the oil gets s%^&y replace it ! c

Here is a link that might be useful: Frying with oil

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 12:52PM
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Olychick

Can you tell me where you buy your p-nut oil? I used to be able to find it in large containers, but the last time I looked (for deep frying a turkey) all I could find was a 3? 5? gallon jug of some kind of mixed oil. I ended up buying it at an Asian market, but it was quite expensive and only available in quartish sizes.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 4:46PM
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dawnp

Olychick

We buy ours in a giant container at Costco. It's enough to fill the turkey fryer and costs about $35.

Walmart also sells it in a large size.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 5:26PM
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trailrunnerbiker

YOu might look into getting rice bran oil in bulk. It is even better for high heat and is used in Chinese restaurants due to the great high heat qualities that it has. It is also much more healthful. c

Here is a link that might be useful: rice bran oil 5 gallon

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 5:51PM
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ci_lantro

Look in Aldi around the holidays for p'nut oil. They've had it in 1 gallon size. I've been lucky the past two years and found it in Aldi after the holidays and marked down to clear out.

Don't know what part of the country you live in but Menard's will probably have it. Also, the outdoors' type stores like Gander Mtn, Cabela's & Bass Pro Shop usually stock it in those large 3-5 gallon containers.

Straining after using it will help prolong the life of oil. But when it starts foaming, it's time to toss it.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 7:50PM
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Olychick

Thanks! Costco... Yay! I'll check there.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 12:01AM
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