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Old 12-14-2012, 07:32 AM   #5
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Cooking oils IMO have two variables: do they impart a taste and do they have a high enough smoke point to do frying?

Olive oil has a relatively strong taste, a great taste, but a distinctive taste. It's smoking point is way too low to do any serious frying.

I almost never use it in a skillet.
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