What fats do you use in your kitchen?

bayosgirl bayosgirl
Not many people know how important good fats are to overall health, and many have the wrong idea about what constitutes a "good" fat. I'm curious as to what fats and oils the people of EF use in their kitchens.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Coconut oil
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Palm oil
Olive oil (extra virgin or otherwise)
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Margarine
Valentinka , js250 , Jon S , Lucidity , Starkiller87 , sktb0007 , TameTemptress , Squeaky , Sammi , Beck , Cookie Monster Mike , Misfit Momma , laceypanties , AJvil , eeep , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , funluvinmama , Stinkytofu10 , Marcianpro , RiahPapaya , LikeSunshineDust , asphyxia , sweet&lush , LauraE , twelve13 , MilitaryLove , Beautiful-Disaster
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Shortening
Peggi , Jon S , Lucidity , Chirple , Sammi , MeliPixie , darthkitt3n , Beck , Fun with Dick & Jane , wdanas , AJvil , eeep , VenusianThunder , CindyH , hybridinsurge , Rory , SneakersAndPearls , Kristi :) , LauraE , MilitaryLove
20
Tallow, lard, or bacon grease
bayosgirl , Lucidity , Starkiller87 , MeliPixie , Beck , leanright69 , biancajames , laceypanties , tern , palindromic , SneakersAndPearls , Bubba29
12
Vegetable oil (canola, soybean, sunflower, peanut, etc)
Peggi , Annemarie , Valentinka , js250 , Jon S , Lucidity , Starkiller87 , JackRaiden , xyrella , sktb0007 , Rossie , Vanille , Chirple , Ms. Spice , TameTemptress , Squeaky , Drakoni , OhMy! , Kindred , Katelyn , Sammi , PassionateLover2 , LAndJ , married with children , MeliPixie , darthkitt3n , Beck , Cookie Monster Mike , Yossarian , Misfit Momma , Fun with Dick & Jane , kendra30752 , XYCopperheadSly , Adriana Ravenlust , wdanas , BuckeyeGal04 , AJvil , eeep , Lummox , Azule , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , funluvinmama , Stinkytofu10 , Kitka , VenusianThunder , Woman China , icyqueen , CoffeeCup , Ciao. , Marcianpro , gloomybear , hillys , humblepie , RiahPapaya , LikeSunshineDust , Gone (LD29) , palindromic , asphyxia , hybridinsurge , Missmarc , Rory , His scarlett , sweet&lush , SneakersAndPearls , Kristi :) , LauraE , twelve13 , jr2012 , Lildrummrgurl7 , joiedejouets , MilitaryLove , Beautiful-Disaster , TheirPet , Boosty , Pierced Blaqk Skies , alliegator , Nezzie13
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Total votes: 256 (108 voters)
Poll is closed
12/19/2011
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bayosgirl bayosgirl
Oops, I forgot butter! One of my favorites!
12/19/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
In general I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but I occasionally use butter when I'm feeling indulgent, or what the different flavor. Sometimes I will use a combination of the two. It depends on my mood and what I am making.
12/19/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
We keep extra virgin olive oil, butter (tons and tons of butter), canola oil, and grapeseed oil on hand for cooking. I do think I have some shortening, but I hardly ever use it.

I do use margarine (it's really vegetable oil spread...) for toast and other things where butter would be kinda wasted, but otherwise I use butter for probably 80% of my cooking and baking. The rest goes to olive and grapeseed oil. Canola oil is for deep frying only due to its high smoke point and relatively low cost, compared to grapeseed.

Unfortunately, do to an allergy, I can't use oils from most nuts, including coconut and almond. And I don't eat red meat, so I don't use lard.
12/19/2011
js250 js250
Love olive oil, butter and crisco.
12/19/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
we use a few of those, but virgin olive oil is what we use the most often!
12/19/2011
Rossie Rossie
Yep, you forgot butter, got to have it on my toasts and waffles!

I use EVOO on my salads and for dipping breads. Then corn oil or regular olive oil to cook everything else.
12/19/2011
Vanille Vanille
Butter, EVOO and Vegetable (Mostly Canola)
12/19/2011
Chirple Chirple
Pretty much just canola oil and shortening/butter - whatever the recipe calls for.

I don't know enough about cooking to make too many substitutions without asking someone.
12/19/2011
Holly Hox Holly Hox
We also use butter, but not a whole ton. I've heard good things about coconut oil and plan to get some.
12/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
I was going to say---I can't even vote if butter's not on the list! I usually use butter or a vegetable oil (typically canola), and then I have olive oil and peanut oil on hand as well in case I want their flavors.
12/19/2011
Squeaky Squeaky
Butter, too and I highly recommend coconut oil. So good for you! But sometimes it can get soaked up and disappear into certain foods like stirfry.
12/19/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
I love canola oil.
12/19/2011
Kindred Kindred
And butter, because everything tastes better with butter, just like bacon!

12/19/2011
KaraSutra KaraSutra
I read that so wrong ..."Not many people know how important good FARTS are to overall health". LOL big difference.
12/19/2011
LAndJ LAndJ
Mostly vegetable oils, but we sometimes use coconut. I wish we could use coconut more often, but it stinks when you cook with it.
12/19/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by LAndJ
Mostly vegetable oils, but we sometimes use coconut. I wish we could use coconut more often, but it stinks when you cook with it.
That's why I don't use coconut oil to cook, even though it's better for my health. I do let my husband take virgin coconut oil in the pill form.
12/19/2011
married with children married with children
we also use butter.
12/21/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Olive oil, shortening, vegetable oil, bacon grease (or other animal fat renderings if available), and BUTTAH! ^_^
12/29/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I use butter mostly, as well as olive oil, shortening, and corn or canola oil. It depends on what I am cooking and what the recipe calls for. I always bake with canola oil, butter, or shortening and I always prepare dinner foods with olive oil.
12/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I mostly use butter for everything, although if a recipe were to call for something else, I'd use that.
12/29/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I use a lot of EVOO and butter. Just depends on what i'm cooking. I have been trying to really cut back on salts/fats as of late, trying to use much smaller portions etc.
01/03/2012
Yossarian Yossarian
Butter. Mostly because I know what it is. I use a lot of olive and canola oil too though I'm really getting sour on canola. It smells horrid.
01/03/2012
leanright69 leanright69
Butter too. Lots and lots of butter.
01/03/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
olive oil and butter
01/17/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
BUTTER AS WELL
01/17/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
Mostly we use EVOO, but we keep small quantities of other oils etc for certain dishes.
01/17/2012
biancajames biancajames
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
And butter, because everything tastes better with butter, just like bacon!

Truthiness!!!
01/18/2012
Lover of Leather Lover of Leather
Mainly extra virgin, first cold pressed olive oil.
01/27/2012
A.Mari A.Mari
Coconut oil is my #1 favorite to use
01/28/2012
Total posts: 72
Unique posters: 69