can i fry fish in olive oil

  • Posted by: grmpdave
  • September 7, 2011


Joanja C. February 10, 2017
wssmom September 7, 2011
Fish fried in olive oil is lovely. As olive oil tends to lose some of its flavor when heated, it would be wiser - at least more economical! - to use a "lower" quality olive oil. in other words, not the $26 extra-virgin cold-pressed organic variety!
vanessa L. October 19, 2016
Thanks I decided to use the oliver.Well I got extra virgin,cold press organic,made by Kroger it was lower grade olive oil,it's expensive frist time trying I'll remember next time
pierino September 7, 2011
In fact "poaching" fish in olive oil works really well too if its a firm fleshed fish, like say halibut or tuna.
Michele October 20, 2016
If you are poaching do you use the same amount of oil as if you were frying and just use a lower temperature and longer time?
ChefJune September 7, 2011
I do it all the time. The answer is yes, you can. Please don't overcook the fish, though. If it flakes, it's overcooked!
CarlaCooks September 7, 2011
I sauté fish (especially salmon) in olive oil all the time. You can even make marinades for fish using olive oil. Just be mindful of the lower smoke point of olive oil compared to vegetable/peanut oil. Then again, fish cooks so quickly that you don't even need to worry about the temperature of the oil. Fry and enjoy!
Rodrigo V. September 7, 2011
Deep frying in olive oil is usually done in Southern Spain&Portugal.
usuba D. September 7, 2011
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