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Cooking question.

If a recipe calls to cook something in peanut/vegetable oil, can I substitue olive oil instead?

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sarapurser

Asked by sarapurser at 5:11 PM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Olive oil has a distinctive flavor, and it also burns more quickly than vegetable or peanut oil. If you have any alternative, I wouldn't do it. Or try just a tiny bit of what you are cooking in olive oil and see if you like it.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 5:13 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Those oils are VERY different...i wouldnt ruin it by chance....it would suck to cook a big meal trying to sub something and it not come out right!! That the most annoying thing EVER!
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 5:23 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • i substitue with it on some things .. But they are right it is alot different cooking with it than veg/peanut oil. Just depends on if your use to cooking with it and willing to take the change. But Hey that's pretty much how you learn what you like of not. Olive is better for you , i feel.
    Shaqbe4u

    Answer by Shaqbe4u at 5:34 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • if the recipe calls for peanut or vegetable oil i would guess that u are trying to sautee something? or deep fry it? because those 2 oils can withstand a good amount of heat- and olive oil tends to burn at higher temps especially extra virgin- which should mostly be used for dressings and the such- so no- if u dont have vegetable or peanut oil i would say go with corn oil or canola oil but i wouldnt try olive oil
    lovelyli217

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 6:06 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Depends on what you're cooking...
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:29 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

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