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    Recommend me some oils.

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    I love making steak in my apartment, but I need to find some oils with a higher smoke point that are not full of shitty legumes, beans, or bad O3/O6 ratios.

    I think my tasty liquid of choice is Avocado oil, but I know nothing about these brands quality wise.

    Do any of you use avocado oil? If so, recommend me a brand? (Amazon would be nice since I won't be able to find it locally)

    Thanks in advance!

    My two choices so far:
    http://www.amazon.com/Roland-Avocado...3808943&sr=1-4

    http://www.amazon.com/Tourangelle-Av...f=pd_sbs_gro_1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivvin View Post
    I love making steak in my apartment, but I need to find some oils with a higher smoke point that are not full of shitty legumes, beans, or bad O3/O6 ratios.
    Steak? Dry skillet, baby. Dry skillet. Salt, pepper, garlic powder. Dry heavy skillet like all clad or a cast iron skillet. Preheated.

    All oils have more Ω6 than Ω3 (coconut etc). Avocado doesn't have a high enough smoke point for cooking steak.

    If you must use something, consider butter

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    How about some tallow? Cillakat, i thought avocado had one of the highest smoke points, right? And I'd use clarified butter over regular since it has a higher smoke point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cillakat View Post
    Steak? Dry skillet, baby. Dry skillet. Salt, pepper, garlic powder. Dry heavy skillet like all clad or a cast iron skillet. Preheated.
    Just make sure the steak has plenty of fat in it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cillakat View Post
    Steak? Dry skillet, baby. Dry skillet. Salt, pepper, garlic powder. Dry heavy skillet like all clad or a cast iron skillet. Preheated.

    All oils have more Ω6 than Ω3 (coconut etc). Avocado doesn't have a high enough smoke point for cooking steak.

    If you must use something, consider butter

    Oh! And spill on the GF! I was so happy to see your fb update yesterday
    I thought avocado oil had a smoke point of almost 500?

    Anyways, I have always used oil to help distribute heat into the steak... its a staple of "steakhouse" style cooking. I've cooked them dry and with oil and have always been able to achieve a better crust when I used some kind of oil rubbed onto the meat.

    I like a dry seared steak finished off in the oven, so if I can't find any good oil's to use then that's always okay with me. I might try some ghee though, since I've been looking for a reason to make it.

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    I just wanna point out the only reason I am looking for a suitable high heat oil is because in the restaurant we used peanut oil or safflower oil which I definitely don't want in my body anymore. I have been lazy and not made ghee, so that is probably the next logical step here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivvin View Post
    I thought avocado oil had a smoke point of almost 500?
    Does it? it's been awhile since I investigated but years ago I remember thinking 'yeah, that's not gonna work for cooking'.

    I've messed around with butter (yum) and coconut oil (meh on the steak) and I can't use bacon grease as we keep kosher at home.

    ooh! what about bacon grease or tallow?

    I just *love* my dry seared ribeye. *love* love love.

    and *awww*. I'm so happy for you Rivvs wrt your personal life.. All good things to you....

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    I use pasture butter on my grass fed steaks. The fattier the steak, the less butter, of course! Then just pepper and salt.

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    I thought avocado oil had a high smoke point. the oil I can get here in NZ is ok for coooking with. I have also been using macadamia oil. But I usually cook with olive oil most of the time, not so keeno on the avo for cooking with.

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