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Cooking Bacon in Sesame Oil.......


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Hello my foodie friends!

I have a question for you guys, and I am wondering if any of you have ever tried this..  I realize that I might be trying to improve on something that is already perfect, but such is my nature sometimes.....:)  Have any of you ever tried frying bacon in sesame oil?  Since those more vegetarian oriented always comment that sesame oil tastes like bacon to them (and to me to a degree), I'm wondering what everyone's take is on this idea..  Overkill?  Won't work?  Bad idea?  I'm open to it all....

Thanks in advance for all info you might have....:)

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The toasted, dark sesame oil? No, I never cook with it. I'll add it to food after it's cooked. 

I imagine that cooking with it would turn food bitter and unappetizing. 

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What chmike said. The dark sesame oil is not suited for that type of frying.

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I agree. It's more of a finishing oil than a cooking oil. 

I can't even imagine what bacon and sesame oil would taste like.

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Best tested in practice rather than theory I would think. Take a slice of bacon and some sesame oil and try it. Doesn't sound like a good idea to me but you might like the result. 

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You can fry the bacon as usual and then drizzle some sesame oil over it when it's done instead of cooking them together. That should be interesting. (I have never thought that sesame oil tasted anything like bacon.)

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The scent and taste of sesame oil dissipates rapidly when heated. This is why it is only really used at the last minute as a condiment in Chinese cooking. Using it to cook bacon would be a complete waste of time (and money). If you could still taste the oil with the bacon (not that I'd want to) then I'd seriously consider changing your bacon provider.

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