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Just about everybody loves French fries. What's not to love? Crispy potatoes fried in fat and seasoned with salt are a delightful addition to many meals. Yet, many French fries sold in restaurants are cooked in canola oil. It's cheap and easy to come by. But is it good for us?
90% of canola oil comes from genetically modified plants. When heated, most vegetable oils become rancid and trans fats are introduced. Many believe that trans fats increase the risks of developing chronic diseases. To date, there have been no long term studies on canola oil's safety.
Perhaps it would be best to stick with known, traditional fats. Our ancestors used lard, coconut oil, tallow, duck fat and goose fat to cook. The problem here is that these fats often hold deposits of toxins. So it's important to make sure that you know the source for them. Duck fat and goose fat make the very best French fries.
French Fry Recipe