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EVOO in cooked meals

Post by rezuar » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:27 am

Do you use EVOO for cooking, stir frying, deep frying etc?
I was told numerous times by my Spanish ex NOT to use it for cooking (something to do with heat, but can’t remember what) but many recipes on the internet use it with gay abandon, and I’m CONFLICTED.

How do you use your EVOO?
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by DianaHaddad » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:28 am

I use it for pretty much everything, but I don't deep fry. I wouldn't use it for that.
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Post by guruwil » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:16 am

There is no reason not to use it for cooking but you lose some of the health benefits when you heat it and for high temperature cooking other oils are better as it burns at lower temps than some.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by Chi_Rup » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 am

I use a light olive oil for frying and sautéing, extra virgin olive oil for dressing. Or extra virgin if I’m going to be cooking on a low low heat, like 20 minute onions for a sauce.

It’s about flavour - good tasty olive oil gets a bit wasted if it gets super hot and I’ve heard it’s not very good for you if you burn it. I’ll finish it off with a dash of the good stuff though.

Rapeseed oil for stir fries and curries, again to do with flavour and heat.

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Post by mishmish » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:01 am

what they^ said. Keep the heat not too blazing hot when sauteeing onions or frying veg patties or the like, and don't deep fry or sear. Oil will smoke before it's hot enough to do either, and taste a bit bitter when it does. Not noticeable with seared beef itself, for instance, but will mess up sauce you make by deglazing a searing pan, french fries, etc.

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Post by VinnyD » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:59 am

EVOO costs more than non-EV oil because it is refined at a lower temperature, preserving flavors that would be lost otherwise. If you heat it, those flavors are lost. So there is no point in using it rather than a cheaper olive oil for cooking, but there is no harm in it. I can't be bothered to have two olive oils, and they might go off before I used them up, so I do use EVOO for cooking.

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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by Homerj » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:03 pm

Disagree...make an omlette with EVOO and then make it with say Canola oil.
Surface of the egg tastes different.
I usually do 1/2 pat of butter and EVOO.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by VinnyD » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:07 pm

I am not saying that olives tast the same as rapeseed.

I am saying that when heated, the things that distinguish EVOO from non EV olive oil disappear.

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Post by Iolar » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:25 pm

The extra virgin olive oil that I use is expensive, so I wouldn't cook with it. I use it for salads and dips.
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Post by Lime_Pickle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:40 pm

I don't use EVOO for anything but salad dressings and drizzling, sparingly over cooked food these days. My go-to cooking oils are cold pressed rapeseed for most things, coconut or corn oil for baking and peanut oil for Asian things, like stir-fries.
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Post by Higgs Bossom » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:11 pm

I only keep EVOO on hand so do use it for cooking as well as salad dressing, but only lower temp sautés. Never for deep frying. I use canola or peanut oil for that. For special dishes like fried chicken I will use lard.

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Post by Bastet » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:24 pm

EVOO is for salads etc for me. I use other oils or butter for other cooking. I don’t deep fry anything though.

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Post by leela » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:58 pm

I use a vegetable oil for anything cooked quickly on a high heat. EVOO for dressings, roasted vegetables and similar dishes.
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Post by Scrubb » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:43 pm

I use EVOO for cold food - dressing, drizzles, etc., - and OO for light sauteeing and roasting, etc. Also have peanut oil for Asian stir fries.

If I didn't use quite a bit, I'd do the same as Vinny and just have one bottle (of EVOO) for everything, but I go through quite a bit so no risk of it going off.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by veronica_inheels » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:35 pm

No. flavour is too strong.

I fry in grape seed or regular yellow olive oil or in canola.

I can drizzle some on cooked Italian food , pasta etc...
As much as I like evoo, I think is overused in cooking and in internet recipes.
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Post by veronica_inheels » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:38 pm

It's kinda of like other popular food stuffs, sun dry tomatoes don't improve the flavour of everything. Neither pesto, nor garlic. Some people would add it to every dish and I wonder why.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by rezuar » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am

leela wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:58 pm
I use a vegetable oil for anything cooked quickly on a high heat. EVOO for dressings, roasted vegetables and similar dishes.
That’s basically what that Spanish guy used it for too. He’d also warm up some EVOO and we dipped fresh bread into it, but that was the furthest he was willing to go.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by VinceFoster » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:38 am

Here's what I know about EVOO.

Rachel Ray calls it EVOO because that is shorter than saying Extra Virgin Olive Oil. But every time she says EVOO, she explains that it stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Call me crazy, but I think it takes less energy and time to say "extra virgin olive oil" than it does to say "E.V.O.O., that stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil".
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Post by Herc » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 pm

I was wondering about that that. I've seen it written here as Evoo a few times and was wondering if people actually pronounce it as an acronym.

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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by jessica_fletcher » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:19 pm

EVOO for salad dressings

Just normal old olive oil for some cooking

Vegetable oil/rapeseed oil for frying
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by Herc » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:09 pm

Whether Evoo or regular, the chances are high that what you're buying is moody.

Even the big brands like Bertolli and Berio are in on it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarod ... 2aad4639d7

Apparently selling snide evoo is as profitable as cocaine!

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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by section8 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 pm

No. It has a very low smoke point and breaks down after that. Also, flavor and cost.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by cowtown » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 pm

Herc wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Whether Evoo or regular, the chances are high that what you're buying is moody.

Even the big brands like Bertolli and Berio are in on it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarod ... 2aad4639d7

Apparently selling snide evoo is as profitable as cocaine!
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Post by DCComic » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:28 pm

Nothing to add except that I had to look up 'evoo'. Is it common currency?
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Post by section8 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Unfortunately, yes.
This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

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Post by rider5 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:17 am

cowtown wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Herc wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Whether Evoo or regular, the chances are high that what you're buying is moody.

Even the big brands like Bertolli and Berio are in on it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarod ... 2aad4639d7

Apparently selling snide evoo is as profitable as cocaine!
been known for a long time which is why I don't buy Italian. Currently using some from California
Me too but is there still any guarantee stuff from the states is immune to this sort of fraud?

Trader Joe's has some decent domestic olive oils but I have no idea if theyre authentic.

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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by cuchulainn » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:22 am

Trader Joe would never lie!

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Post by rider5 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:23 am

I admit I'm pretty much infatuated with the trader.

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Post by lolasf » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:35 am

I buy this stuff, because it's fairly local and I know some of the growers:

https://californiaoliveranch.com/our-story/
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Post by Herc » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:22 am

section8 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Unfortunately, yes.
But do people pronounce it as a word? And if so is it "EE-voo", "Eh-VOO" "Ay-voo"?

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Post by EMG » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:40 am

No, they say e-v-o-o

I think I probably first heard it from either Rachel Ray or Jamie Oliver. Made me cringe.

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Post by Herc » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:16 pm

Ah cheers. That's marginally better than if they made it into an acronym. But yep, still quite cringe.

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Post by cowtown » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:48 pm

lolasf wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:35 am
I buy this stuff, because it's fairly local and I know some of the growers:

https://californiaoliveranch.com/our-story/

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Post by leela » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:42 pm

Extra virgin olive oil takes a long time to type. In real life I'd never say evoo or e-v-o-o.
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Re: EVOO in cooked meals

Post by Bastet » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:37 pm

I never hear anyone say EVOO in real life. I would just say olive oil unless I’m explaining a recipe to someone.

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