Cooking Oil Smoke Points – No More Fire Alarms!

After I set the fire alarm off in my college dorm building while making toasted ravioli,  I decided to look further into the smoke points of different oils to shed some light on why my EVOO decided to burst into a smokey blaze.

I already knew some oils such as sesame have very low smoke points, but I was unsure of others.

I happened to stumble across some great articles on this topic and  thanks to sheerbalance.com I found an answer.

 

oil smoke points

Not only does the oil start to smoke heavily and burn at these heats, It starts to break down and will impart a bad flavor. I’ve also heard talks of it becoming carcinogenic -BAD!

Looks like I will need to go by some high eat oil for my next deep drying adventures.

Cheers,

Anthony@GroundUpGourmet

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