How to Cook With Coconut Oil
If you are not sure how you can use coconut oil in cooking, you are at the right place!
Many people decide to switch from cooking with sunflower or canola oil to coconut oil.
You may have troubles in the beginning to find out the best ways to use this oil, but once you learn how to cook with it you will know that it is the best alternative. Here are few important things you should know about coconut oil in general and how to use it in cooking.
- Coconut oil is solid at a room temperature, unlike other oils. When the weather gets colder, the oil can become hard as a rock. However, we will show you a solution for this problem later in the article.
- Coconut oil melts at 76°F. Therefore, you shouldn’t worry if your coconut oil has turned into liquid by itself.
- Coconut oil has a high smoking point, which is 350°F, which means you can use it for almost every type of cooking.
6 Coconut Oil Cooking Tips
1.Melt some coconut oil and pour it into an ice cube tray. Put the tray into the fridge until the oil turns solid. Then, put the coconut oil cubes in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge if it’s warm, and out of the fridge if it’s cold. From now on you will always have a dollop of coconut oil at hand when you want to cook something quick.
2.If you need melted coconut oil, you should melt it in a saucepan over low heat. Since the oil melts at 76 degrees, it won’t need much time until it starts to melt.
3.Always keep a coconut oil jar on your stove top so that when you need it while cooking you can add it without having to melt it in another pan.
4.You can also whip coconut oil and keep it in the kitchen as well as the bathroom. You can easily scoop it using a spoon!
5.Instead of butter you can use coconut oil in most of your baking. However, make sure all the ingredients are at a room temperature so that the oil won’t solidify from the other ingredients.
6.When you buy coconut oil make sure you always use refined oil that hasn’t been processed with chemicals. The best one is virgin coconut oil.
How To Store Coconut Oil
You don’t need to keep coconut oil in the fridge because it has high saturated content that is resistant to oxidation.
If you buy coconut oil in large amount, you should transfer some of it into a smaller jar or container so you can have more space on your counter.