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  • Is it just me or is Coconut oil not really all it's cracked up to be?

    Hi All,

    I am curious to know if there are others out there that think Coconut oil is not all it's cracked up to be?

    I really like the way it smells at room temperature, like delicious sweet things.......... like PBC Walnut Meal Brownies....

    But once I start heating it for a vegetable saute, it smells, well, bleah...... I have tried a few different brands, and including a (price restrictive!) organic extra virgin one. And although I really want to LOVE it, I just don't. Lard, Butter (Ghee), Olive Oil, Tallow, these are all guaranteed to set the salivary glands into overload, but Coconut oil just.....well.....smells wrong once it starts heating up, and tastes fairly average as a saute oil IMHO.

    So what say you all? Am I unique, or are there more of you out there?

    DB

    PS I am planning to retry the friend coconut occasionally, in case I change my mind
    "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." - Oscar Wilde

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

    "Forever is composed of nows" - Emily Dickinson

  • #2
    It's just you.

    Coconut oil is the preferred oil for greasing nursing home staircases.

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    • #3
      They don't put staircases in nursing homes.
      "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." - Oscar Wilde

      "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" - Albert Einstein

      "Forever is composed of nows" - Emily Dickinson

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dino Babe View Post
        They don't put staircases in nursing homes.
        dammit!

        What am I going to do with this gallon of coconut oil now?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
          dammit!

          What am I going to do with this gallon of coconut oil now?
          Toilet seats?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
            It's just you.
            +1

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            • #7
              Sharp retort! I don't know, I love it. Though I've had some smell odd if I heat it too much. However, if you're looking for someone to send your unused coco oil to...

              ...I can help
              Little Saiyan

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              • #8
                I like it That's my preferred oil of choice. I think the coconut flavor does get milder once heated, but it's still there. You can use it on your skin and hair too.

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                • #9
                  I wasn't too keen on it when I first tried it, but the coconut oil kind of grows on you. I don't always use it for cooking, sometimes the coconut oil overpowers the flavours of what I'm looking for. But it is great with chocolate, nice on its own, and a great skin moisturizer. Good for sauteed veg, not so much for meat.
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                  • #10
                    i have been using coconut oil for years, and it's honestly not really my favorite. i use it more for body care than i do cooking. it's nice to have around for the occasional vegan dish (my friends have a variety of diets, and if i can make a dish suit more diets without altering it too much, i try to). my goto fats are butter, evoo, bacon grease, coconut oil, and then lard (in that order).
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                    • #11
                      I have several oils around the house, and it seems like the coconut oil and toasted sesame are the last ones I reach for. I go for the olive oil, bacon grease, or butter first.
                      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                        dammit!

                        What am I going to do with this gallon of coconut oil now?
                        All the pullup bars in a dozen Crossfit joints, and enjoy the tears of the partially psychotic.
                        You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                          All the pullup bars in a dozen Crossfit joints, and enjoy the tears of the partially psychotic.
                          Give the caveman a Kewpie Doll!

                          hehheheh, you sir are a genie-us!

                          ...as for the original question. Coco oil IS one of my faves. I only use EVOO for dressing salads or already cooked veggies, I never heat it. Coconut oil has a much higher cooking temp than most other fats, I like to use it about 50-50 with butter for some things. Bacon grease is high up there too. I really like things cooked in grassfed butter lately... although I've never been able to make a dent in this bucket of duck fat I bought. It's fine and everything, but...meh, spatters too easily.


                          fuckin' crossfitters...whoohooohooohoohahahahahahahaha....

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                          • #14
                            Same here, meh!

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                            • #15
                              I like it for eggs and baking sweetish things. I find the flavor nice for those things. For most of my cooking (including the eggs!) I use rendered beef tallow. (plus I like the side benefit of a container full of cracklins for salad from making the tallow!)

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