But CalPure shipped me a bottle of their Extra Virgin Avocado Oil to review, and now I'm all about the avo oil!
Avocado oil has a high smoke point, which makes it much more versatile than olive oil. The smoke point is the point at which the structure of the oil begins to break down, causing nutrient loss and the formation of dangerous compounds that can lead to free radical damage in our bodies. But since avo oil has a higher smoke point, it's safer for pan-frying or sauteeing, though I'd still avoid deep-frying with it.
Some avo oils have a neutral flavor, but this CalPure oil actually tastes just like avocados (similar to how unrefined coconut oil tastes like coconuts). It has a dark green color, just like the skin of an avocado.
I used some CalPure oil recently to make the simplest ever Roasted Purple Potatoes. The result was crispy oven-baked taters with a light hint of avocado flavor.
They're so simple that I feel silly even writing down a formal recipe, so here's an abbreviated version: Quarter 12 or so small purple potatoes (or any color of small potatoes). Toss them with 1 tbsp. avocado oil, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. sea salt, and 1 tsp. onion powder. Bake on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and outsides are golden. Enjoy!! With lots of ketchup!