Olive Oil – Not For High Heat

I had no idea! Olive oil burns at a much lower temperature than other oils, so don’t use if if you’re roasting at over 400F or stir frying over high heat. Try canola (or sesame) oil instead. Pan searing things in olive oil won’t work either, the oil needs to get hotter than olive oil’s burn point to successfully sear.

References:

http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/why_you_shouldn_t_always_cook_with_olive_oil

http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/things-you-shouldnt-be-cooking-with-olive-oil

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