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    frying stuff

    ok so fat is good for you, but is frying it good?
    lets say i wanna add some fried onion into my omlet, is it ok (frying it in olive oil)?

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    yep, that's fine. though, i think there are better options than olive oil. there are some concerns about the smoke rate of olive oil for frying or sauteing...but, really, there are better tasting fats. i'd go for bacon fat or butter...but that's me.

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    Sure, that's fine. As long as there is no wheat-based breading and no bad oil used, frying is acceptable.

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    FWIW, generally, fast food restaurants fry in oil you do not want to ingest.

    But yes, stuff at home with ingredients you know is fine.

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    coconut oil is great for frying

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    I have no issues with frying in olive oil and will continue to do so regularly. Studies have shown the MUFA's in EXTRA VIRGIN olive oil hold up well to heat and even better when infused with herbs, such as rosemary, thyme or oregano. Coconut oil is great, but it ruins the flavor of a lot of dishes. Olive oil is usually a much better flavor IMO, and I will use it up to 375*F for frying. I WILL NOT reuse the olive oil, however, and I will try hard not to smoke it. 375*F is very close to extra virgin olive oil's smoke point, so if you don't own a temperature gun, I would use it for lower heat sauteing and not for higher temperature frying.

    Anything over 400 degrees, look into avocado oil or try rendering your own ghee.
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    Render yourself some lard or tallow. I get pastured organic pig suet at the farmers market for 1.49/lb. Three pounds rendered down leaves me with 2-3 jars of solid fat that has AMAZING taste for frying. I especially like to make sweet potato chips.

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    Depends on different things:

    Type of oil; as youve mentioned OO is good, EVO no due to low smoking point
    Constant temperature of frying
    Length of time to fry

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    x2 on tallow. I make my own from grass fed fat from a local meat shop. $2.50 gets me five pounds of fat which easily renders one medium (8 oz.?) jar of actually beneficial fat. Olive oil is not really a healthy oil compared to tallow or coconut oil. Saturated fats are the most stable and beneficial for your body.

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    Lard to me is the most yummy fat to cook in. Bacon fat comes in 2nd. Both are really easy to make.

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