Question by  Dface56 (90)

What can you tell me about frying in canola oil?

I would like to fry something in canola.


Answer by  GrendelsNana (56)

You can use canola oil just like any other vegetable oil for frying. It can take high temperatures, so it is ideal for deep frying. You should look up the kind of food you want to fry - different foods need different temperatures. Get a thermometer so that you can tell how hot your oil is. Be careful!


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

There is no real difference from frying in any other oil. The thing to remember about canola oil is its smoke point which is one of the highest at 475 degrees which is great for high temperature frying if needed.


Answer by  AvrilBey (474)

Canola oil is a fairly common frying oil, often being the choice for many when deep frying. While not as common as peanut oil it does handle high heat well. There are concerns about the health detriments, but there is little in conclusive evidence. Be careful, however, some say they detect a fishy taste on their foods.


Answer by  gordon (304)

Canola oil is a good choice. It is one of the oils lowest in saturated fats. The mild taste ,high smoking point and low cost make it suitable for most frying jobs.


Answer by  csaw (100)

When frying with canola oil you need to use more than if you were using a vegetable oil. I normally put in on the frypan then add the food then add more oil on top.


Answer by  Lenore (237)

Canola oil comes from the rapeseed plant and is extremely healthy. Like olive oil, it contains MUFAs -- monounsaturated fatty acids. Canola oil has a light taste and a relatively high burning point so it is good for deep frying or pan frying.

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