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    Sherry
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    Long story short, my mother in law moved in with us about 5 months ago.



    She will fry something and save the oil. Does anyone else do this? Is

    it safe?



    Most of the time it looks a little darker, but you can not really tell

    that it has been used. While I do not really like the idea because I am

    wondering what is growing in it, she insists on saving it. usally not

    covered. ( my iron skillet has a perment home sitting on my stove full

    of oil. She got mad because I refused to let my children eat food that

    was cooked in oil that had been sitting there for a week. She and my

    husband ate it and did not get sick, so, am I wrong? is it ok???








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    Colleen McDonald
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    My mom always reused oil from deep frying when I was a kid. Worked

    fine. She lived to be 90 (with all her teeth, and in good health).








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    lisa griffeth
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    Is she Southern by any chance?LOL





    I am Southern, and every older female member of my family has "saved" cooling oil. Some of them even had little cans sitting beside the stove to hold it. I personally don't do it (I think it's gross and nasty) but no one in my family has ever been sick fromcooking with it. Sometimes they will even fry a potato sliced in it to "clean" it, before cooking the intended item...and no, it's <never> put in the refrigerator for storage...onlybacon grease gets the stored in the fridge.


    It sorta seems to go in stages-lighter stuff is fried w/clean new oil, then maybe something heavierflavored (fritters, hushpuppies, salmon patties) and lastly catfish- then it is usually dumped for good and they start over.





    Good luck and I wish you much patience..





    Lisa G.

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    Subject: Budget101.com : Question about used oil
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    Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008, 10:56 AM


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    Long story short, my mother in law moved in with us about 5 months ago.

    She will fry something and save the oil. Does anyone else do this? Is
    it safe?

    Most of the time it looks a little darker, but you can not really tell
    that it has been used. While I do not really like the idea because I am
    wondering what is growing in it, she insists on saving it. usally not
    covered. ( my iron skillet has a perment home sitting on my stove full
    of oil. She got mad because I refused to let my children eat food that
    was cooked in oil that had been sitting there for a week. She and my
    husband ate it and did not get sick, so, am I wrong? is it ok???



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    Armstrong, Charlotte A.
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    Yes - it is fine... Rather save an old mayo jar and store it (covered) in that.

    Make sure it s strained. Keep the used and new oil separate.



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    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Sherry

    Sent: Thu 5/8/2008 9:56 AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Question about used oil



    She will fry something and save the oil. Does anyone else do this? Is it safe?






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    Chris Wheeler
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    ...It's kind of like when you'recooking with a deep-fryer. Instead of throwing away the oil each time, you can just strain it and store it for use again the next time. I keep mine in a tupperware container (after it cools) so dust & stuff like that doesnt get into it. The oil isnt "good forever" though; should only be used 7 or 8 times... or until it starts smelling bad. You can tell the difference (by smell) between good oil and oil which has been used too many times; it'll start getting kind of a sour acrid smell, and the appearance will be dark/ unsavory-looking. If it starts smelling like the food you cooked in it (or a combination of different foods), then it's old & should be replaced. It should smell somewhat similar to the smell that new oil/ unused in the container has (you can compare smells between the two).





    -CW



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    Mary
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    Do restaurants change their oil everyday? I kinda doubt it. People

    most always used to save the oil they'd used for frying (and bacon

    grease, lard etc). If it's rancid you'll know it right away by the

    smell. If you're worried about bacteria growing in it, think what a

    high temperature you use for frying. My mom always kept it from one

    time to the other (of course she fried them in shortning back then -

    yuck). If it still worries you, you could have her store it in the

    fridge.



    Mary

    Working together, we prosper together.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Sherry" <claytoriv@...> wrote:

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    > Long story short, my mother in law moved in with us about 5 months

    ago.

    >

    > She will fry something and save the oil. Does anyone else do this?

    Is

    > it safe?

    >










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    margo oowens
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    I have a frying pot that I keep full of used oil all the time.It only gets dumped if I fry soemthing other then chicken or fries in it. It won't hurt you at all.Not that grease cannot get rancid but that is from the "floaters" of your left over food. Believe me Popeyes,McDonalds,BK,KFC,etc (any restraunt) only dump grease like once a week. My mom use to save old bacon grease for baking biscuits from scratch.Noone ever got sick....... Margo

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    annette lisenbe
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    Hi Sherry, If the oil is used to fry donuts or vegies I save and reuse it but I pour it in a container after it cools and cover it. Wal-Mart sells an aluminum grease container for this very purpose but a coffee can works fine. Grease kept in an open pot on the stovepot is a fire hazard so I would not recommend this and also bugs can fly into the grease. Yuk. I don't reuse oil that is used to fry meat but I do save bacon grease for seasoning. I keep this in a mason jar in the fridge. Annette in Alabama

    Sherry <claytoriv@yahoo.com> wrote: Long story short, my mother in law moved in with us about 5 months ago.

    She will fry something and save the oil. Does anyone else do this? Is
    it safe?

    Most of the time it looks a little darker, but you can not really tell
    that it has been used. While I do not really like the idea because I am
    wondering what is growing in it, she insists on saving it. usally not
    covered. ( my iron skillet has a perment home sitting on my stove full
    of oil. She got mad because I refused to let my children eat food that
    was cooked in oil that had been sitting there for a week. She and my
    husband ate it and did not get sick, so, am I wrong? is it ok???




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