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    I use a lot of olive oil cooking. Recently I happened upon 100% California extra Virgin, first press. This is an excellent oil. Rivals more expensive imported oil at better price. I have seen it in Walmart, Fareway and HyVee.

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    Hello Ken: I have never used olive oil. Do you use it for frying fish ?

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    We use olive oil anytime a recipe calls for oil. We usually use the higher price stuff because it must be better, right? 😉 Definitely going to check Hy Vee for this. Thanks Ken.

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    My wife uses Olive Oil all the time from Walmart but are you sure its really Virgin Ken.

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    Look into Avocado Oil. It has the highest smoke point of all oils and little to no taste. If you’re worried about the health side, it’s VERY similar to Olive oil.
    Extra virgin olive oil has a very low smoke point making it not a great option for high heat cooking (cast iron etc)

    It’s not as readily available as olive oil, but there are some good options on Amazon at nearly identical prices to olive oil

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    My wife uses Olive Oil all the time from Walmart but are you sure its really Virgin Ken.

    That’s what the bottle days, but coming from California they may fave a different meaning to ‘extra virgin’. 😉

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    I use it all the time. I buy it at Costco don’t really look at the price though.

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    A good bit of olive oil isn’t really even olive oil. If you put a real extra-virgin olive oil in the refrigerator, it will become thick and cloudy as it cools completely and will eventually solidify. Some fake oils may also become thick and cloudy in the refrigerator as they are cut with low-grade, refined olive oil but they will mostly be clumpy and inconsistent in their viscosity.

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    We usually use olive oil in my household also, but lately my wife has been using coconut oil. Seems to work just as well. For frying fish I have been using Cajun injector cottonseed oil with good results.

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    May not be totally virgin but at the most it had just the tip…..

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    Quote by: llewellinsetter

    A good bit of olive oil isn’t really even olive oil. If you put a real extra-virgin olive oil in the refrigerator, it will become thick and cloudy as it cools completely and will eventually solidify. Some fake oils may also become thick and cloudy in the refrigerator as they are cut with low-grade, refined olive oil but they will mostly be clumpy and inconsistent in their viscosity.

    Try it. I wouldn’t bump it if it wasn’t real.

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    Quote by: llewellinsetter

    A good bit of olive oil isn’t really even olive oil. If you put a real extra-virgin olive oil in the refrigerator, it will become thick and cloudy as it cools completely and will eventually solidify. Some fake oils may also become thick and cloudy in the refrigerator as they are cut with low-grade, refined olive oil but they will mostly be clumpy and inconsistent in their viscosity.

    Try it. I wouldn’t bump it if it wasn’t real.

    That’s the brand I use. I too get it at Costco in a two-pack of 24 oz bottles for something like $20. They have discontinued carrying it and now have their own label “Kirkland Organic” which is equally good.

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    A nice discussion! I have read multiple times that for cooking that you want to use regular olive oil, and that is what I have been using, and only use extra virgin for marinades, dressings etc. Recently I have been using 100% corn oil after reading an interesting article about the difference, seems very little. I thought how can a true Iowan not use corn if there is no difference? Anybody use corn oil instead of olive?

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    Quote by: trex

    A nice discussion! I have read multiple times that for cooking that you want to use regular olive oil, and that is what I have been using, and only use extra virgin for marinades, dressings etc. Recently I have been using 100% corn oil after reading an interesting article about the difference, seems very little. I thought how can a true Iowan not use corn if there is no difference? Anybody use corn oil instead of olive?

    Yes, made the switch a while back.

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