Recipe: How to replace sunflower oil in the kitchen?

Gérard Boscher is a kitchen trainer at the craft campus in Brest. He teaches cooking at pro patent promotions, even makes pastry on the plate. So let’s be clear: sunflower oil, he knows. But most of all, he knows how to replace it.


  • 1 / Pour the mayonnaise

  • The classic replacement “I never ride a sunflower, even though I know a lot of people do.” I prefer rapeseed anyway, or even olive oil at the risk of falling into aioli ”. The thing? Mix a little of the two, and that’s great.
    Replace them to avoid:
    “Peanut oil, which is a cooking oil, should not be used.” And the peanut mayonnaise, frankly …
    Koh-Lanta replacement:
    “You can really try sesame, walnut or hazelnut oil.” I like t-shirts that have a touch of typicality ”. Chiche!


  • 2 / For roast beef or roast chicken

  • Classic replacement: “Keep some butter, but not all butter, because its smoke point is only 130 ° (the smoke point is the temperature from which oils or fats emit smoke continuously. , begin to decompose and become distorted). Careful! If this point is exceeded, the fat releases acrolein, a highly carcinogenic substance. With oil, butter mixes easily, and for roasts, it’s best to favor peanuts with a high smoke point ”. Butter, yes, but mixed!
    Replace them to avoid:
    “Grape seed oil.” We can, eh, but it really doesn’t taste good. ” In your face, the grapes.
    Koh-Lanta replacement:
    “It’s a little expensive, but the coconut oil is downright great.” It is also found without the taste of coconut and its smoke point is also very high. It’s worth a try. ” In your bag, the coconut.


  • 3 / Pour vinegar

  • Classic replacement: “I never used sunflower for a vinaigrette. I mix rapeseed, olive and aromatic oil which I make on my own. I add cider vinegar ”. No mustard in a real dressing, let’s see, “but you can put it if you want.” No one will judge. The recipe remains the same.
    Replace them to avoid:
    “Peanut, because it freezes in the fridge.” Grape seeds for the same reasons, too neutral ”. Gérard: 2 – Grape seeds: 0.

    Koh-Lanta replacement:
    “Aromatic oil with rosemary, thyme, citrus. It’s easy to make and funny. I like walnut and hazelnut oil dressings, it’s great ”. Pour la recette de l’huile, follow the attached video!


  • 4 / For baked fish

  • Classic replacement: “The best thing is to change the sunflower to olive here. It is an oil that is very good for cooking and goes well with baked fish ”. Not stupid, this story.
    Replace them to avoid:
    “It simply came to our notice then. It is an oil that does not cook and cannot withstand the heat ”. Rapeseed, such a fragile being. He looks like an Englishman in Mallorca.
    Koh-Lanta replacement:
    “The great thing is to put a drizzle of walnut oil or edible argan oil on the fish coming out of the oven. It’s a real treat. ” Beware of argan oil for massages that goes medium to medium on redness. It’s not the same, eh!


  • 5 / Pour the fries

  • Classic replacement: “I only see peanuts, or else olive oil, why not … I never did, but it can taste nice.” So to test. Or not.
    Replace them to avoid:
    “Well, rapeseed, for the same reasons.” English syndrome in Mallorca, once again.
    Koh-Lanta replacement:
    “There’s a rock’n’roll thing to try, but not every day, eh.” Yes, you should try a tour of fries cooked in a butter bath. You have to try this once in a lifetime. ” But yes, that evidence. Only the arteries are against.


  • 6 / For the house cake (yogurt or banana bread type cake)

  • Classic replacement: “This time, I think it makes sense to turn the sunflower into grape seeds, precisely because of the neutrality of the taste. We can also try sesame. ” Grape seeds: 1 – Gérard: 2.
    Replace them to avoid:
    “Naked olive oil frankly doesn’t go well with this type of pastry.” Or you just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. ” The olive cheesecake, so another time.
    Koh-Lanta replacement:
    “It wouldn’t be silly for banana bread to have a rating these days to try to flavor a dried banana oil. I think it can work really well. ” He promised to go get a can right away.

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