How to deal with the oil after having the deep-fry?

@youless (86446)
Guangzhou, China
July 9, 2011 10:21pm CST
For example, you make the French fries. And then there will be plenty of oil after the deep-fry? How to deal with this oil? It is a waste to throw it away. Usually we will use this oil to stir the noodles. How about you?
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jul 11
When I was growing up we used to save the oil after frying bacon and used to fry other foods like potatoes and such with. We kept the oil on the back of the stove until it went ransid. I think you could do the same or put it in the frig. Isn't there other things you need oil to fix? I would fix them around the same time so you don't waste the oil.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
I will try your method.
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 11
Worked for alot of people. Hope it does for you.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
10 Jul 11
I save this oil and use it for regular cooking. But I make sure not to use it for deep frying again. I've heard it is not good to keep re-using oil. The oil used for general deep frying is okay. But when we make friend fish, the oil cannot be re-used except for frying fish and since we don't do this on a regular basis, it's a waste for us.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
Some people say it is not healthy to use the deep fried oil to cook, but I don't think it is a big problem anyway.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
10 Jul 11
I've heard that too. But I think using it once more for general cooking is fine. I don't use more than a tbsp or two per dish.
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@marguicha (80147)
• Chile
10 Jul 11
I would check it at the web as I have heard from doctors sources that oil should not be reused unless the heat never goes over some amount. That might be possible to do in a professional fryer, but not in a pot. So I have a very small pot to fry and take the pain of frying in small batches. Then I throw it away. I started doing this (and only using some kinds of oils, when my husband started with a virus C hepatitis. He lived almost 15 years more than what the initial doctor said he´d live and I think that some of these measures prolonged his life and the quality of his life.
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
Be sure the healthy diet can be helpful.
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@maean_19 (4663)
• Philippines
10 Jul 11
Hi my friend! How are you? Been a while that I have not seen you at the other site. Anyways, when it comes to the oil, we have this used oil container. We keep the used oil there for the next frying. The good thing about such container is there is a strainer on it. It strains the solid particles and leaves the oil.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
Usually I won't be so active in the weekends
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@iklananda (1204)
10 Jul 11
Easy thing to do there just drain the oil. Put in the filtering device or something like that. Don't take a rush be patient, because the oil will drop slowly one by one and then you can started to take the food. Just be patient, or if you want to get the fast result take a clean tissue and start to wipe the oil from the food this is faster than the first one. Because tissue is absorbing the oil right away after you wipe it there. So it is easy no worry just do it and you get best result
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
I am wondering how to deal with the oil since you will have plenty of it left after deep-frying.
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
10 Jul 11
Do you fry them in a pan with oil? We usually use a deep fryer that holds the oil. So when you are done you just close the lid and put it away till the next time. We reuse it another time or two before dumping it out and putting fresh oil in.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
This is a good idea
• United States
10 Jul 11
We will save it for the next time we make the very same thing.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
That's good you won't waste it.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 11
Good to see you around again. So far, i seldom want to save the oil which i had been use for frying. If i fry french fries, then i will save the oil for a few days. If i fry chicken or fish, i prefer to use the oil for cooking within that same day. After that, if there is still leftover of the oil, then i prefer to discard it away since the oil do smell different the next day when i use it again.
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
But usually there will be plenty of oil left after having the deep-fry.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 11
Yes, i ever saved some oil due to plenty of oil leftover after having the deep-fry. When i marinate the chicken or fish with herbs, then that kind of oil i prefer to keep for a few days use, since the smell of the oil still seems fresh. But, for those oil which i use to deep-fry my chicken or fish without marinate them with herbs, the smell of the oil will be stink, if i keep them for the next day use. That's why, i prefer to use less oil and discard them after i had completed my whole day cooking. I think it is not so healthy to continue using stink oil for cooking...
@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
10 Jul 11
There are a few good uses for used oil. Whatever you use it for, you need to filter it first. Some people I know feed it to their pets by mixing it into their food, but I wouldn't recommend it! You can also read up on how to make candles with it. Some people add it to homemade fireworks, but it's illegal to do that here these days - especially in the fire ban season. One popular use is as a fuel in some cars. If your car runs on diesel, you can buy a conversion kit & run it from vegetable oil! Your exhaust will smell great & you might make all the drivers behind feel very hungry! It's also good for the environment & will eventually save you money on petrol, once you recover set-up costs, etc.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
Your ideas are very creative
• Adelaide, Australia
3 Aug 11
Thank you for the BR!
@Hatley (157426)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jul 11
hi youless I no longer can cook as I am i n a retirement c enter but seriously one should not keep oil very long that has been used to deep fry food as the tiny particles of old food will remain in that used oil and also after so long that deep fried used oil will become rancid and not safe to eat really rancid oil is not to be used again in cooking. this has been proven time and again. better to do less deep frying and use healthier ways of making food if ones concerned about wasting oil as super heated oil quickly deteriorates and becomes rancid which tastes awful and is awful for you too.I did no deep frying at all as its not that healthy and used very little oil and only olive or peanut oil
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 11
I know deep fried food is not very healthy, but it is also delicious
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@Hatley (157426)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jul 11
oh youless dont I iknow it I a m right now munching on potato chips shame on me but they are so o o good. I know I should not be eating them but thats my only real eating sin otherwise I am good honest. lol lol lol.
@vegegirl (828)
• Australia
3 Aug 11
I don't deep fry anymore. I often stir fry in a little bit of healthy olive oil, which mostly gets eaten. I remember my mum used to store oil and re-use it when she made chips, she may have filtered it through paper. I also agree with the idea of using it in cars - my cousin has converted his car to run on cooking oil.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Aug 11
It is a good idea.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
17 Jul 11
I recycle and reuse cooking oil too! I have different container or bottle though for that used oil. It really is a waste of money if you will throw it. You can use it in other food you cook like in your fries. You can still use it in frying your eggs..
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jul 11
I agree with you.
• United States
15 Jul 11
I would perhaps save a small portion if you are planning on using it the same day or so for something else. Otherwise I'd get a jar or old coffee can to dispose of the old oil. We don't deep fry much anything here as it's not very healthy and heart problems running in both sides of the family for me or my kids. Though it can be a tasty treat in moderation.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jul 11
Yes, it tastes good but it is not very healthy to eat the deep-fried food all the time.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
Save it for the next time. At least when you cook other dishes with the same oil it will already have some kind of flavor on it because of the french fries. We usually save it for later when we would have fried chicken or fried pork in the evening.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jul 11
It is good that you won't waste it.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
We usually save the oil for use next time. If we used the oil to fry tasty food like fish or chicken, we use it again to maybe make fried rice or to stir fry vegetables so it can add to the taste of the dish. I think it would be such a waste to throw the oil every time, especially when it is used for deep frying.
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jul 11
I think so. I don't like to waste anything that is still useful.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 11
Cooking oil can be use to fry foods for a few time and when it color turn darker, I would normally throw it away, because a darker oil normal having a high content of carbon and that is what cases cancer. I did saw before a restaurant is using a different oil which specially made for frying. It can be use to fry for many time before it turn darker. So, if you fry a lot at home, it is better to use the frying oil instead of the normal cooking oil.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jul 11
Yes, it is better to avoid to use the darker oil.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Jul 11
If I am using a deep fryer, I usually use the oil a few times before throwing it out. It all depends on what I am cooking though. If the oil gets nasty or has a scent to it, I throw it out after one use.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 11
I also have a deep fryer but now I don't often use it.
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
Depending on the type of food we just fried, we will reuse the oil. If we just fried french fries, then we can save it and reuse it in frying french fries again or frying chicken. We reuse the oil twice and then we throw it away.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 11
I love French fries and chicken
@salonga (27973)
• Philippines
11 Jul 11
I do use palm oil which is still healthy for the next use. But never do I re-use used oil more than two times. No matter how big the quantity I always throw away oil that I have already used twice. Health is wealth so why risk my family's health for trying to save the wrong way.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 11
Perhaps I haven't tried the palm oil yet.
• Bulgaria
10 Jul 11
Bulgarians make at least 200 cars with old oil and are extremely happy with this.For cars that are usually working with diesel fuel they use old oil from restaurant fryers. And there are thousands who are adding to their irradiated fuel oil, because they have no special device. You won't spend more than 1.5 EURO for 100 km. with your car. So i think this is really good thing to be done when the time to throw out your old oil comes.
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@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 11
Perhaps only the trucks will use diesel fuel.