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Can I use vegetable oil instead of frying oil?
Because frying occurs at high temperatures, use oils with a high smoking point that won’t easily break down. These include canola, peanut, or vegetable oils. We don’t recommend using olive oil—its high cost, low smoking point, and dominant flavor make it a bad choice for deep-frying in the first place.
Is vegetable oil a good frying oil?
We’re frying food to cook it through (and get it all nice and crispy). So we want a neutral oil, one without any strong flavor. Vegetable oil falls into the neutral oil category and keeps the flavor of whatever we’re frying pure.
Is vegetable oil good for frying chicken?
Vegetable oil is a good option for those who own a deep fryer. Deep fryer temperature for chicken may go up to 375°F. However, vegetable oil may be heated up to 450°F. So, you may not even reach the smoke point.
Is it better to fry with canola or vegetable oil?
Both oils have different smoke points, and therefore different cooking uses. Vegetable oil is better suited to medium heat cooking or prolonged frying. Canola oil is better suited to medium-high temperature cooking like stir-fries and baking.
Why is vegetable oil bad for you?
The unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, when they’re heated, tend to oxidize. In this form, they’re more dangerous to body tissues and can trigger inflammation, a known risk factor for making blood-vessel plaques unstable enough to cause a heart attack.