Q: I was thinking about switching to olive oil in my deep fryer for the health benefits of it, and because it tastes better than regular vegetable oil. Is frying with olive oil safe, and can I reheat it?
A: Yes! Olive oil is a much healthier and tastier alternative to many oils in the market!
Olive oil has a higher smoke point than most oils, which means it is harder to burn. Many scientists will recommend that you use a more refined oil, such as the pure or extra virgin varieties for your deep fryer. However, they are equally acceptable for shallow frying. Just remember to strain the oil to keep out your leftover food particles.
Reheating Olive Oil
When preparing your olive oil, remember that is is sensitive to light and needs to be kept in tinted bottles in order to keep it at its prime. When you are ready to use the olive oil for your deep fryer, let it come to room temperature for at least 20 minutes before using!
Olive oil is an oil that has a bad reputation; however, it is becoming widely used and accepted as the prices are coming down. Try it with dinner tonight and taste the difference!