Re: How can you tell when olive oil is rancid?
I know that smell is subjective but there is a certain same rancid smell that virtually every oily food goes to when it oxidizes....think VERY old peanuts or walnuts.
I buy my olive oil by the gallon and freeze it. I keep 2- 6 ounce shaker bottles on the counter and a one quart in the freezer....when the 6 ouncers run out, I defrost the quart and refill....when all runs out, I defrost the gallon can and refill everything.
(I do the same with sesame and canola oils.)
That way, oils last indefinitely.
Once they've gone rancid, just toss them...they'll ruin a meal. I once had to trash a fortune in shrimp because I used an oil that I thought "had a little more time in it!"
Last edited by zip2play; 04-29-2004 at 05:42 AM.