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Do You Cook With Butter Or Oil?

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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Mostly oil but it depends what I am making
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I'll use oil to temper the pan that I'm melting butter in. The butter doesn't burn as fast that way!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i use olive oil mostly, but use sesame oil when cooking chinese or thai food. i use a bit of margarine when i make mexican.
Kostika Kostika 9 years
Olive oil or real butter. I also use lard in some of my baking. Real fat tastes better.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I mostly use olive oil, but I have canola oil spray handy too. If I'm making alfredo sauce though, butter is the only way to go.
fuschia-froggie fuschia-froggie 9 years
I try to use small quantities of real butter-I will not use fake fats. I also use olive and canola oils but use as little as neede to get the job done.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
i use either, really depends on what i'm making...i use PAM sometimes too...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I use Smart Balance, Pam and Olive Oil. I never fry anything.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
The kitchens in Italian restaurants all have one thing in common. Huge gobs of butter next to the stovetop. There is a reason...butter makes everything taste better.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
olive or grapeseed oil, mostly, but when I'm making omelettes, I always use butter in the pan too.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I use EVOO the majority of the time for dinners, but I use butter when needed!
davie-k davie-k 9 years
I'm a huge fan of rape seed oil and olive oil but I also believe that a little bit of REALLY good quality organically made butter is good for you too. So I like to use both, but the butter more moderately than the oil!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
sometimes both but usually oil
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Real butter and extra virgin olive oil.
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 9 years
I use both depending on what I'm making. Always unsalted butter for baking, and NEVER margarine! I agree with cageyme about learning how unhealthy margarine is, and when you read the ingredient lists it's almost disgusting! People use margarine because it says less fattening, but all those trans fats are gonna kill ya! If I'm going to use fat, I'm going to use the real thing, and oooh is it always worth it!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
I use Flora Light margarine. less fattening! :D
adelka adelka 9 years
EVOO or real Land O' Lakes butter... yummmm.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
i usually go with whatever the recipe calls for. chicken is always good with oil, though.
cageyme cageyme 9 years
When all the research started showing that margarine was just as unhealthy as butter I switched to butter. I always bake with butter, and I cook with olive oil. I use Smart Balance on toast and oatmeal and such.
kothmia kothmia 9 years
I use mostly healthy oils... EVOO, grapeseed... but a fair number of times I'll use both at the same time. Oil for the higher smoke point, butter for flavor/color.
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
Depends on what I'm making. Sometimes, I'll use both in a dish.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Both. I try to cook with olive oil for the most part, but when something calls for butter I will only use the real thing.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I use both - I try and use extra virgin olive oil more but sometimes you need the butter!
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Both, but healthy versions.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I use Smart Balance oils and Smart Balance butter - so both, but neither! :)
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