Butter v. Oil

Septimus Septimus 12/02/2012

Do you guys prefer to cook with butter or oil? Why?

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Septimus Septimus
When I cook, I generally like to use butter, but I know some people who only use oil.
What do you guys think?
12/02/2012
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Suisei Suisei
Butter really does add something to cooking... But I'm trying to cut out animal products. When I did use butter, it really enhanced baking. When frying, I would add a little oil to prevent it from burning quickly.

Unrefined coconut oil is a nice substitute, I even spread it on toast! It may be mostly saturated fats, but they're plant-based, which is supposed to be better for you.
12/02/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Both have their uses, honestly. If you want the most flavor out of the fat you're using, you can't discriminate one or the other.
12/02/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
It all depends on what I'm making. If I'm cooking and I'll be using high heat, I'll use oil. If I'm going to slowly cook something, butter will be fine. In baking, oil will often give a moister product than butter when making cakes. It varies.
12/03/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Bake with butter - cook mostly with olive oil.
12/03/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I fry with margarine.
12/03/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
When I cook, I generally like to use butter, but I know some people who only use oil.
What do you guys think?
I can't say I ever cook with oil, so butter for me. Not sure why though.
12/03/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I cook with olive oil or safflower oil mostly
12/03/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
When I cook, I generally like to use butter, but I know some people who only use oil.
What do you guys think?
I prefer oil.
12/03/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I usually use oil. I hate the taste of butter.
12/03/2012
Rory Rory
Normally butter because we like the taste. Sometimes oil or Crisco depending on the recipe.
12/03/2012
Rossie Rossie
I mostly use extra light olive oil, but I do like to cook with butter when I make scramble eggs.
12/03/2012
JADE76 JADE76
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
When I cook, I generally like to use butter, but I know some people who only use oil.
What do you guys think?
it all depends
06/19/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I would prefer butter
06/19/2013
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
When I cook, I generally like to use butter, but I know some people who only use oil.
What do you guys think?
I usually use oil for cooking
06/19/2013
invisiblehat invisiblehat
I use butter or olive oil; usually olive oil.
06/19/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Depends on the flavor I'm shooting for. Fried eggs, butter/margerine definitely. Meats, a variety of flavored or non-flavored oils. While I do enjoy my vegies steamed and they are healthier that way I love asparagus and brussel sprouts cooked in EVOO and fresh garlic.

Thank goodness for teflon and teflon type pans that too much oil/butter/marg are not needed at all.
06/19/2013
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