Monday, May 17, 2010

Can I use sunflower oil to fry chicken?

The recipe says grapeseed oil or canola oil to fry but can sunflower oil be used and still taste good?

Can I use sunflower oil to fry chicken?
Yes! Please do use it. It will taste great. :)

Not only will it work, it will work better than grapeseed or canola oil because it is more stable in high heat conditions such as deep frying.

And I've also found that it adds a pleasant nutty flavor to the chicken, so it is a wonderful choice. :)

From Wikipedia:

"high-temperature frying (260 degrees Celsius / 500 degrees Fahrenheit and above) :

super canola oil, almond oil, apricot kernel oil, high-oleic safflower oil or sunflower oil, peanut or soybean oils"

Note that grapeseed oil isn't listed, and sunflower oil is! "Super canola oil" is also listed, but most canola oil sold in stores these days isn't "super canola oil" - it's just regular canola oil, and not as stable under high heat frying conditions.

"medium temperature frying (below 190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit) canola, walnut, sunflower or sesame. Use or any of the higher-heat oils for sauces"

This one includes regular canola and sunflower oils, and *not* grapeseed oil. If you're planning on frying at a medium temp, then you could use canola oil.

Grapeseed oil is sometimes used for medium-temp frying since it won't smoke until it hits 485F, but it begins to break down at around 360F and create free radicals, which aren't good for the body. So I don't use it for frying anything unless I want to fry below 360F. I use it mainly for salad dressings, and making flavored herb oils (such as basil %26amp; garlic oil) for gift giving.
Reply:it workes fine but burns hot be careful
Reply:Sure. Go for it.
Reply:Yes,you can--but i prefer a gas-mask.
Reply:HEY CHICKENS ARE PEOPLE, TOO! YOU'RE A MURDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Reply:Yes as long as you put your seasoning on it,it will be good.

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