What Is the Best Oil to Deep Fry Fish?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 12:03:23 AM ET
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For the high heat involved in deep frying fish, the best oil is one with a high smoke point, such as peanut oil, canola oil, sunflower oil and safflower oil. The smoke point is the temperature at which a fat starts breaking down and smoking due to the heat. With smoke points well above 400 degrees, these oils generally maintain proper deep-frying temperatures safely without burning.