Coffee flavoured olive oil?

bleusblue2

My friend gave me a bottle of Coffee flavoured olive oil at Christmas. I still can't figure out what to use it for. I tried it on feta cheese but it doesn't work. She's asked me if I tried it but she doesn't give me any suggestions either. I have a feeling that if it were in her kitchen she'd have come up with something by now. Any ideas?

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plllog

Is she pranking you? I'm sure it's edible, but I've only heard of it being used as a skin treatment or ingredient in natural cosmetics.

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maifleur01

Only thing that would come to mind is use in a fruit salad or in a mole type sauce. The coffee would probably only appear as a scent rather than as a flavor if used in anything that you would normally use olive oil in/on.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

Use it in this recipe for smoky espresso rubbed pork tenderloin


https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-tenderloin-smoky-espresso

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Lars

I would expect it to be used in baking. I've seen cakes being made with olive oil, and here's a recipe for one with coffee olive oil.

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chloebud

I was thinking the same as Lars since olive oil is sometimes used in baking. That being said, olive oil infused with coffee just doesn't sound appealing no matter what you do with it. :-/

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Elmer J Fudd

It doesn't sound appealing to me either. This would have been an instant return (if the source was known) or toss out. For me, coffee belongs in a drinking cup or mug, nowhere else.

A mischievous thought - maybe your friend got it as a gift, couldn't figure out what to do with it, and decided to pass it along to you, hoping you'd have more success in dealing with it than she did?

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agmss15

Maybe these? With a little dribble of dark chocolate on top. Not traditional but might be yummy.


https://leitesculinaria.com/94627/recipes-spanish-olive-oil-tortas-de-aceite.html



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adellabedella_usa

I would try it in brownies. Would it work in bulletproof coffee?

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John Liu

Coffee can be used very successfully in cooking. The dishes I'm familiar with are meaty ones like ribs, chili, Q, etc. Those don't tend to use much olive oil, though. Still, the next time you're, say, oiling some meat prior to roasting or searing, might as well try this stuff. It would be good to find a use for it, as it sounds like one of those things that otherwise could sit in your pantry until it's old enough to drive.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Coffee rubs are wonderful with beef.

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wintercat_gw

I had to look up bullet proof coffee. Butter would work for me but olive oil in my coffee? I shudder at the thought.

What rhizo and John said - some beef recipe might work.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

It does seem a bit weird. Chili for sure - the meaty kind. And I often bake with olive oil - it might do well in a chocolate cake.

I imagine someone stumped for a gift, coming across such an unusual item - maybe on special - and buying it on a whim. Isn't that often the way with a lot of "white elephant" gifts?

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artemis_ma

I would probably try it with beef, but not with a higher grade cut. It might work... try on a small portion.

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bragu_DSM 5

sounds 1,000 times better than the chocolate cheese ravioli ... *grin*

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