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(CBS News)   Fried foods are not always bad for you. Conclusion based on study of all 7 people over 50 who are still alive in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama   (cbsnews.com) divider line 17
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2012-04-05 07:36:17 AM
Frying gets a bad name. Start off with a non-TFA oil. Some oil may stick to breading, but generally not as much as you would find in a salad dressing. The problem comes when people over fry the food. Consider that you are frying moist foods at 350 and water boils at 212. As long as there is moisture in the food, the water will not allow oil to saturate the food. But as soon as it's gone, oil saturates the food. Do it right and it works.
 
2012-04-05 08:02:44 AM
This isn't exactly "news." We've known this for years. The real problem is that most fried food is fried in cheap oil (canola) that is reused to the point where it breaks down into some very nasty stuff.

And the idiotic conclusion that butter and lard are bad for you is idiotic. We have more than a decade of research that show that just isn't true. And yet we keep pushing these horrible butter substitutes.

Dietitians are evil.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-04-05 10:44:37 AM
In Spain olive oil is the main oil, so I don't think it applies to chicken fried in corn oil.
 
2012-04-05 01:27:44 PM
Study funded by Paula Deen's Institute on Cooking English Peas.
 
2012-04-05 01:32:27 PM
Not news.

You make the oil hot enough, cook the proper sized pieces, and for the proper time.

Oh, and use animal fat, not vegetable or corn oil.

And stay the fark away from Crisco.
 
2012-04-05 01:55:59 PM
Olive oil is not particularly temperature stable, and will oxidize at temps required for deep-frying. It's not recommended for deep frying. Try lard, tallow, or coconut oil. Avoid corn oil like the poison it is.
 
2012-04-05 02:07:13 PM

Leopold Stotch: Olive oil is not particularly temperature stable, and will oxidize at temps required for deep-frying. It's not recommended for deep frying. Try lard, tallow, or coconut oil. Avoid corn oil like the poison it is.


I've been told that peanut oil is a pretty good oil to use in deep fryers since it can handle those extreme temps.

/not sure, didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night
 
2012-04-05 02:14:29 PM
Moderation is a hell of a thing for most people to comprehend. Especially Americans.
 
2012-04-05 02:28:48 PM

oldernell: Frying gets a bad name. Start off with a non-TFA oil. Some oil may stick to breading, but generally not as much as you would find in a salad dressing. The problem comes when people over fry the food. Consider that you are frying moist foods at 350 and water boils at 212. As long as there is moisture in the food, the water will not allow oil to saturate the food. But as soon as it's gone, oil saturates the food. Do it right and it works.


You know, I never bothered to look it up on my own, but that explains why chicken and fries each start sizzling a lot louder the moment they're done deep frying. That's probably the moment all the water is escaping.
 
2012-04-05 03:56:35 PM
I am one of the 7..

I want a badge..
 
2012-04-05 04:42:38 PM

PsyLord: Leopold Stotch: Olive oil is not particularly temperature stable, and will oxidize at temps required for deep-frying. It's not recommended for deep frying. Try lard, tallow, or coconut oil. Avoid corn oil like the poison it is.

I've been told that peanut oil is a pretty good oil to use in deep fryers since it can handle those extreme temps.

/not sure, didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night


Peanut oil is excellent for frying.
 
2012-04-05 04:59:14 PM
Waitaminnit....last time I checked Lemmy doesn't live in any of those states!
 
2012-04-05 05:20:21 PM

bemis23: PsyLord: Leopold Stotch: Olive oil is not particularly temperature stable, and will oxidize at temps required for deep-frying. It's not recommended for deep frying. Try lard, tallow, or coconut oil. Avoid corn oil like the poison it is.

I've been told that peanut oil is a pretty good oil to use in deep fryers since it can handle those extreme temps.

/not sure, didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night

Peanut oil is excellent for frying.


Yes, peanut oil is great for frying, and realitvly "healthy" for you when it comes to frying. Olive oil is right out, the flash point is too low and its very volitle.
As noted before, all those animal and palm oils give the best results performance and taste wise as long as they are fresh. Get them too hot, they break down and don't work as well, and are inclined to soak in.

Do it right, do it well, in moderation.
Mmmm.. homemade pork rinds fried in lard..... the gout is flaring up just thinking about it
 
SU
2012-04-05 07:37:03 PM
Other areas of one's diet probably also has an impact on your health. So maybe it isn't only fried food, but the eating habits of the populations who eat fried food. What sort of carbohydrates do you consume, how much if any alcohol, if you smoke, if you eat plenty of omega 3 rich foods, your vegetable intake..and then of course all of those things have correlations with other habits beyond eating habits such as the amount of physical activity, sunlight, and sleep you get.
 
Skr
2012-04-05 09:25:47 PM
The Minnesota State Fair is also one of the places that pushes the boundaries of sanity in regards to deep fried "food". Half the chit isn't healthy even before it hits the boiling caldera of molten oil.

Coconut oil is great though peanut oil holds up better.
Cocunut oil, popcorn kernels, a stove, a sauce pan, and ACT 2 buttersalt... mmmmm


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2012-04-06 12:45:20 PM
...but the fried part is where all the vitamins and nutrients are right?

In all seriousness, I don't really eat a lot of fried foods.

/seriously craving some fried shrimp now though...
 
2012-04-06 11:49:54 PM
I need a deep fryer for my apartment. It'd take the place of the microwave I don't have.
 
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