This summer, I went to Italy (my mother is Italian) and while there, I noticed my grandmother and aunt used olive oil exclusively for frying. They never smoked the oil, they just kept the heat low and used some old-world, small-village patience to get it done.
I noticed a lot of threads here are about consuming it raw, but I'm wondering - if you fry using olive oil, without smoking it, is it still a nutritious oil?
Right now I'm frying my eggs with PAM cooking spray (4 calories per shot), I figure the yolk has enough fat for me. I'm wondering though, if I used olive oil once in awhile, would the extra cals be worth the benefit.