Oils & Cooking Sprays

Oils & Cooking Sprays

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Varieties:

almond oil, expressed almond oil, huile d'amande, sweet almond oil
almond oil
Nut oils are best used in cold dishes; heat destroys their delicate flavor.
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bacon grease, bacon fat
bacon grease
This is the fat that remains in the pan after cooking bacon. It's very flavorful, but high in cholesterol.
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canola oil, lear oil, rapeseed oil
canola oil
Canola oil is a versatile, neutral-tasting oil that is very low in saturated fat. Puritan is a well-known brand.
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cooking spray
cooking spray
includes vegetable oil spray, olive oil spray, and butter-flavored spray.
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grapeseed oil
grapeseed oil
This oil is pricey, but it has the highest smoke point of any oil, which makes it ideal for sautéing or frying over high heat. It's also a good salad oil. Some claim that it reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the body.
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hazelnut oil
hazelnut oil
Nut oils are best used in cold dishes, as heat destroys their delicate flavor. Store in the refrigerator.
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hot chili oil, chili oil
hot chili oil
Chinese cooks sometimes add a drop or so of this to dishes in order to heat them up. Look for small bottles of this in Asian markets and large supermarkets.
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mustard oil
mustard oil
Indian markets
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olive oil
olive oil
ranked from highest to lowest quality; extra-virgin, superfine, fine, virgin, and pure.
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palm oil, dende oil
palm oil
This bright orange palm oil is a staple in Brazilian cuisine, but very high in saturated fat
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sesame oil
sesame oil
includes light sesame oil and stronger dark sesame oil. Sesame oil has a low smoke point and is relatively expensive, so it's not good for frying.
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vegetable oil spray
vegetable oil spray
Pam is a well-known brand.
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walnut oil, huile de noix
walnut oil
Nut oils are best used in cold dishes; heat destroys their delicate flavor.
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