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Cooking with Oil: How much do you know about cooking oils?
by Staff

True or false: You can substitute oil for butter in any recipe.

  • true
  • false

How much oil should fill a deep fryer or skillet?

  • no more than one-fourth of the fryer or skillet
  • no more than one-third of the fryer or skillet
  • no more than one-half of the fryer or skillet

When frying with oil, what temperature should be maintained at all times?

  • about 175 degrees Fahrenheit
  • about 275 degrees Fahrenheit
  • about 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Unrefined sesame oil is often a flavorful ingredient found in ___.

  • dressings and sauces
  • sautéed vegetable dishes
  • baked goods

Which oil is highly stable and keeps its flavor when cooked at very high temperatures?

  • sesame oil
  • corn oil
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Which oil works well in both pasta salads and leafy green salads?

  • corn oil
  • canola oil
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Besides corn oil, which other oil is superior for frying?

  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • peanut oil
  • avocado oil

Which versatile oil is used in baking, sautéing and stir-fry dishes?

  • canola oil
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • vegetable oil

Which oil is often used to make hash browns or popcorn?

  • coconut oil
  • avocado oil
  • corn oil

Pure olive oil is the best choice for:

  • grilling
  • baking
  • deep-frying

Which oil is best to use when sautéing plantains and sweet potatoes?

  • avocado oil
  • coconut oil
  • corn oil

True or false: Oil can be reused for frying.

  • true
  • false

Which oil is the best choice for stir-fry dishes?

  • pure olive oil
  • canola oil
  • no-stick olive oil spray

Olive oil can be added to boiling water when cooking pasta to:

  • keep the water from over-cooking the pasta
  • prevent the pasta from sticking together
  • coat the pasta with a thin layer of oil

Extra-virgin olive oil isn’t actually oil; it’s a ___.

  • shortening
  • fruit juice
  • vegetable