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Oil scarcity

Started by: ena malcup (1120) 

Shall not have a shop until next week, so not encountered the rationing yet.

I don't use Sunflower oil, but guess there is a knock-on effect to availability of other oils.

I do use Olive Oil.
For frying steak and suchlike, I use Rice Bran Oil: it costs a little more, but has high smoke point, and compared with alternatives, leave a pleasant aroma in kitchen.

I gather that Rape Seed Oil is plentiful available, it is widely used in Industry, but I think the non-food grades are toxic, and cannot be switched into the food chain.

Have you had to adopt alternatives to your usual choices?

When first I learned to cook, it was commonplace to fry in Butter; not a health alternative, I guess.

I know many still swear by lard or beef-dripping for chips, Yorkshires and suchlike.

Prepare for more fatburgers blocking t drains!

Started: 24th Apr 2022 at 16:47

Posted by: nanajacqui (4164) 

I only use Fry Light 1 Cal extra virgin olive oil

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 19:15

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Link

I suppose that's an end to a crisp butty for a bit

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 19:43

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

I Will Serve Rice

(apologies to Gloria Gaynor)


The fish, it was a fraud
It was partially fried.
Passed off as fresh home made
But, of course I lied
And I would have made some chips,
I cut potatoes into strips
But no oil could I find
Oh what a bind
So that wer that
I’ve got no fat
I threw them out
Which is how there came about
This crazy mixed-up cuisine,
Not the meal it should have been
But it will have to suffice
Perhaps though not as nice
I will serve rice .................

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 20:03

Posted by: tomplum (9147) 

I see a opening for my sunflower business here,

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 21:46

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: ena malcup (833)
I Will Serve Rice

(apologies to Gloria Gaynor)


The fish, it was a fraud
It was partially fried.
Passed off as fresh home made
But, of course I lied
And I would have made some chips,
I cut potatoes into strips
But no oil could I find
Oh what a bind
So that wer that
I’ve got no fat
I threw them out
Which is how there came about
This crazy mixed-up cuisine,
Not the meal it should have been
But it will have to suffice
Perhaps though not as nice
I will serve rice .................

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 20:03

I'm sure Gloria will forgive you. .lol

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 22:45

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

won't bother me, don't use it.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 09:21

Posted by: PeterP (9386)

Got the old fashioned chip pan Just changed the oil so OK for a bit

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 10:30

Posted by: Platty (1345)

nj: Us too use 1 cal, but what do you use if you do a roast?

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 12:16

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Baz: that's because you don't do the cooking.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 12:17

Posted by: nanajacqui (4164) 

Platty I cook my roast potatoes in my Air Fryer only using same spray

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 12:21

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

Posted by: Platty (1134)
Baz: that's because you don't do the cooking.

100% right, but I tell her not to use oil, so she doesn't.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 12:53

Posted by: Platty (1345)

nj: forgot you had an air fryer. Does that do joints of lamb, beef, chicken, or are you vegerarian?

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:01

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Baz: Women are so lucky, not to be married to you.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:01

Posted by: nanajacqui (4164) 

Not tried a big joint , but everything else is really nice

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:04

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

osted by: Platty (1136)
Baz: Women are so lucky, not to be married to you.

Why?

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:08

Posted by: Stardelta (9765)

Was that another dig Baz?

Tut tut tut

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:18

Posted by: Platty (1345)

Baz: because you give your missus orders.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:21

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1417) 

You cant beat Frilly eggs done in a chip-pan.... they absorb all the crinkly bits... marvellous.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:41

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

Posted by: Stardelta (9599)

Was that another dig Baz?

Tut tut tut

I think it was

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 14:05

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

I use 1cal spray oil too. I don't own a chip pan, haven't had one for many years. If I do make chips, I part boil them, put them on a baking tray, spray with 1 cal and stick them in the oven. Very rare I have them though.
I do use extra virgin olive oil, depending what I am cooking. I did have an air fryer but gave it away, wasn't happy with the results.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 14:55

 

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