I've been cooking the last couple of weeks with "Think Like a Chef" - a lot of recipes call for using peanut oil. I'm wondering why - because certain dishes retain the taste of the peanut oil where it doesn't seem complementary to the other flavors, and it leaves my smallish NY apartment smelling like peanut oil. Any ideas, or suggestions for a substitute? One great dish that I made on Friday was the fried oysters ... can't wait to make them again ... I didn't save the oil though and that starts to make it an expensive proposition.