Fry in butter or oil? Add to fat blocks?
Posted: 24 February 2013 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A quick question.

I just wonder what is best, fry in oil or butter and if I should add this butter/oil to total fatblocks for that meal?

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Posted: 25 February 2013 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you’re doing zone blocks, yes it counts. As for butter or oil, th zone typically limits portions though I would chooses the better fats to cook with, with olive oil being near the top of the list. 

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Posted: 26 February 2013 12:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes I do Zone blocks.

I just asked because many recipes say like “Sauté onions, mushrooms in olive oil” and in the recipe it is 1 cup onions and 3 cups mushrooms and 1/3 tsp (=1,6ml) olive oil, that amount of oil is barely enough to make the pan wet :D

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Posted: 26 February 2013 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m not sure how someone is supposed to suate the onions and mushrooms in only 1/3 tsp of olive oil, but that’s not germane.

The 1/3 tsp of olive oil is 1 block of fat.  So although it is not much in volume it is 1 block of fat and if you’re Zoning then you need to count it.

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Posted: 14 May 2013 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’d suggest an oil such as olive oil for cooking: it’s one of the healthiest for frying

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Posted: 04 August 2014 01:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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These days, I either cook in coconut oil, bacon grease, or on a rare occasion, butter. I use olive oil as a salad dressing (with balsamic vinegar) or if a recipe calls for it. I think coconut oil is far better for general frying over olive oil as it tolerates heat a lot better.

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