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Cooking with OIL

Peanut, sunflower, safflower, sesame, and olive oils are all healthy oils.

To keep them that way, you don't want to overheat them. If an oil cooks for too long (you'll know because it changes color), it can become damaged, not to mention ruin its taste. To preserve the nutritious properties and the flavor of unrefined oils, try the "wet-sauté" technique:

  • Pour around a 1/4 cup of water in a stir fry pan and heat just below boiling.
  • Add the food and cook it a few minutes in the hot water.
  • Add the oil, stirring frequently.
  • After a minute or two, remove the pan from the heat. The less time the oil spends in the hot pan, the better.

Fit's Tip: Cook the food. Then add the oil.

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snowdaytoday snowdaytoday 9 years
Duh, I didn't even realize it and I've been sizzling my veggies in oil for years now. Thanks for the tip.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
i am totally going to try the wet saute!
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
i do this with those skinny french green beans and it is super easy and yummy. I call it a pan steam though. but what is in a name.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
What about pepino oil hahahaha
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