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Old 03-10-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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Frying things in margarine or vegetable oil?

I was wondering which of the two is healthier to fry things in (such as omelets), or if something totally different was healthier?

Thanks for all the input

 
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Re: Frying things in margarine or vegetable oil?

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I was wondering which of the two is healthier to fry things in (such as omelets), or if something totally different was healthier?

Thanks for all the input
margarine is simply transfat and veddy veddy bad for you. Choose grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil (just a few drops!) to make your omelets. You might also explore using vegetable/chicken/beef low sodium broths to cook in, 'cause THAT's even healthier!

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Old 03-11-2004, 05:21 AM   #3
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Re: Frying things in margarine or vegetable oil?

Hello, You can get a light butter/marginine type spread without the transfats. Brommel N' Brown is one of them. It doesn't have any transfats, because it's made from yogurt. "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" has recently taken the transfats out of there product...It's made with corn oil. Olive oil is always the best choice, but no matter what you choose...you should never deep fry or use a lot of oil/fat in your cooking. Trans fats are really bad news, because they react in our bodies the same way sat. fat does.

If you heat up your frying pan really hot first, then add just enough oil/margarine to coat the pan and get the oil/margarine really hot; you won't have to worry about your omlette sticking to the pan.
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Re: Frying things in margarine or vegetable oil?

woodahs,

Of the two choose a vegetable oil (corn better than soy); most margerine is poisonout trans-fats. Those that don't have the trans fats are DREADFUL for frying (Like SmartBeat, SmartBalance), but good choices for your toast!

For eggs and delicates a teeny amount of a light tasting olive or corn is ok. For very high temperatures both will burn and oxidize to a VERY unhealthy product. Then you want an oil with a high smoke temperature....best is PEANUT but pricier.

Canola is a nice healthy oil but if you use it you MUST keep the temp low...fried eggs ok.

NEVER margerine, NEVER Crisco.

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