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is peanut oil commonly used in restaurants?
I don't often come to the restaurants section at PA.com but I did today and noticed today that several commented on restaurants that use peanut oil to fry in and for other uses. I hate to admit that I sometimes just assume peanut oil is not used (especially in the "standard" places we eat in often). Now i am getting concerned and will be sure to ask more often when we go out to eat.
A perfect example...Buffalo Wild Wings. We just got one here and took our girls there recently. It wasn't that good, imo, but the girls did eat chicken strips and I would have fainted if I had known they were fried in peanut oil. Even IF peanut oil is usually safe (due to heating or something???), I would never knowingly let my PA kids consume anything prepared with it.
I find myself forgetting to "re-ask" at places that we've grown comfortable with; kind of like how I sometimes grab packages of cookies or whatever that I "know" are safe. I have to remind myself often that it's good to check even when I'm "sure", just in case something has changed on the label.
How prevalent is peanut oil and can anyone think of any popular restaurants that we might frequent that use it?