WAIT! Don't Add ANY OIL Until
Jan. 19, 2013 6:13 pm
Updated: May 22, 2014 7:10 pm
I hope that ANYONE who cooks on a regular basis or for beginners to part-time "cooks" (so to speak) DO NOT put oil in the pan/skillet before it's "hot enough" to cook or saute? If your using onions, celery, garlic, etc. as your "base" then DEFINITELY WAIT
until the pan/skillet is hot/warm and then add oil and wait one minute to the let the oil increase in temperature to what the pan is... That simple yet also VERY IMPORTANT so as not to FRY but "saute", and not smoke your kitchen/house with smoke because the
temp rose too fast for the oil. Olive oil's "smoke temp" is 325f but even better as has as much or more "good fats" is Safflower oil with a smoking temp of 425+. Compare them at the grocery and you'll agree.