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nomorepepsi 05-31-2013 02:30 PM

Is frying with butter okay?
Hi, fellow LCs,

Just made fried pork spare ribs ... fried them in melted butter ... is that okay? Should I worry about saturated fat? The ribs tasted amazing ... but I don't know if they're safe to eat ...


rosethorns 05-31-2013 03:09 PM

Behlor it is very safe. You might want to add a little of other oil so you don't burn the butter. Butter is a pure fat.

Charski 05-31-2013 03:43 PM

I have no idea what "modified greysheeters" is so I can't really comment on whether or not butter fits in with the plan you're following - but I'd sure check with the book or boards where you get your information and see what they have to say about it.

On a low-carb plan, butter is definitely an OK fat, and saturated fats are NOT to be worried about - heck the ribs themselves are full of it! :) But as Essy says, butter can burn easily, so either use clarified butter or ghee (where all the milkfat solids are removed, the parts that burn, and you're left with a nice clear yellow liquid that great for frying) or use another oil that has a higher smoke point in conjuction with the butter to lessen the chance of it burning.

Mistizoom 05-31-2013 07:09 PM

Yes, they are safe to eat! Butter is a great food for low carbers.

metqa 05-31-2013 07:53 PM

Mmm, that sounds delicious. I've got a jar of homemade ghee. Maybe I'll go fry something it in!

Sat fats are GOOD for you! :jumpjoy:

SkeeterN 06-01-2013 05:59 AM

Butter is safe for frying except it can burn. If you would make some ghee then it won't burn. don't worry about the sat fats. Butter is our friend.


I made this post then I made the ghee. Fun yummy stuff! You do not even have to refrigerate it after you make it!

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