Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
How to Filter Peanut Oil
Peanut oil is a highly versatile oil and is fine for people with peanut allergies to eat provided you are not very sensitive to peanuts. One of the many things peanut oil can be used for is deep frying. When filtered and stored properly, the oil can last up to three months. Filtering is easy and can be accomplished with things you probably already have around your house.
Ready the oil
You’ll need a container with a lid, a funnel and a paper towel. Also, a spoon, coffee filter or cheesecloth and some tape or a rubber band. First off, allow the peanut oil to cool if you have just finished using it. This could take a few hours. The large food particles will eventually settle at the bottom.
Ready the container
Make sure your container will accommodate all the oil and that it can be used for long term storage. Place a coffee filter inside of the funnel and tape the filter to the funnel so it doesn’t move. The filter should remain loose because it will expand once the oil is poured in.
Time to pour
Start to pour the cooled oil into the container through the funnel. Pour until the funnel is filled. Wait for it to soak through the filter and drain into the container. If food particles clog the filter, take a spoon and scoop them out. Once the oil has drained into the container all the way, remove the filter, tap out the food particles in the trash can and place it back in the container. Pour more oil in and start the process again until all the oil has filtered through.
Lift the funnel and throw it away. Wipe the jar down and make sure the lid goes on tight. You can freeze the oil for future use or store it in a cool place. It can hold for three months if placed away from heat.