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Old 01.02.2013, 16:21
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Oil for Meat Fondue

I usually use a mixture of peanut (groundnut) and rapeseed oil. I have a guest with a nut allergy coming for dinner.
(The allergy apparently is quite specific and does not include peanuts - but on my watch, better safe...)

What should I substitute for the peanut oil that has a high enough smoke point. Would corn oil do? I had thought of lard, but my heart says otherwise!
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

Where would you get the lard anyway??
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Old 01.02.2013, 16:33
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Substitute sunflower oil for peanut and you'll be fine. Healthier too

(I dont think you should be anywhere near smoke point!)
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

I normally use peanut oil, but have used sunflower oil on occasion.

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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

Not WD-40, yuk that wasn't good. Got rid of my TMJ pain tho
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

I was told by loads of swiss to use that block of fat that they sell all over its like margarine but pflanzlich, very cheap and doesnt spit like oil
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Old 01.02.2013, 16:49
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

You say the allergy is pretty specific, so I recommend getting more information about it before you make a substitution. A tree nut allergy could reasonably include sunflower seeds/oil. Peanuts are legumes, so a different type of allergy. As you say, best to be safe on your watch.
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Old 01.02.2013, 16:57
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You say the allergy is pretty specific, so I recommend getting more information about it before you make a substitution. A tree nut allergy could reasonably include sunflower seeds/oil. Peanuts are legumes, so a different type of allergy. As you say, best to be safe on your watch.
Added to which, can you use the same pot? Some allergies only require levels that homeopathic "Drs" would almost be proud of to trigger a reaction...
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

I would do a Fondue Chinoise instead and use bouillon (vegetable stock) instead of oil, much lighter, and healthier, and no worries about the allergy.
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Old 01.02.2013, 17:10
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I was told by loads of swiss to use that block of fat that they sell all over its like margarine but pflanzlich, very cheap and doesnt spit like oil
You mean this stuff:


I know it's a bit ridiculous talking about healthy eating when discussing a meat fondue, but I'd worry about all that hydrogenated oil (which I presume it is).

3wishes and Carlos R: The allergy is for brazils. Anyway, they always bring an adrenalin pump with them!

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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

We've used coconut oil for fondue bressane (coated chicken/turkey). Is your guest allergic to coconuts?
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

May be an idea to ask a butcher for Rindernierenfett, or suet, that has a extremely high smoke point, so it's great for fondue or the barbie, mix 50/50 with veggy oil and to hell with cholesterol.
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

Substitute oil with cheese and you'll be fine. Healthier too!*

*unproven fact.
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I would do a Fondue Chinoise instead and use bouillon (vegetable stock) instead of oil, much lighter, and healthier, and no worries about the allergy.
I'm with you on this!
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

Coconut lard (fett). My local butcher recommended this to me. It's available at your local Migros/Coop stores.
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Old 01.02.2013, 19:26
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

My pensioner in-laws use a chicken based broth instead of oil for health reasons. I tried it, was ok and did the job. Seemed to boil off so we had to recharge the pot once.
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Old 01.02.2013, 20:13
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Re: Oil for Meat Fondue

No its in a kilo block could be coconut cant remember
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No its in a kilo block could be coconut cant remember
I always used coconut lard. When it-s cooled down, put it outside for the birds. They love it.
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