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  • Do you save chicken fat for cooking...???

    Hi there.

    I am making a lot of baked chicken these days and I end up using my baster to draw the liquified fat out of the pan towards the end of cooking.

    Does anyone put it in the fridge to save and use for cooking?

    Thanks,

    dlm

  • #2
    Yes. I try to keep all fat, and use chicken fat for cooking chicken or veg to go with chicken, pork fat with pork and to roast potato to eat with with pork, beef fat for making beef casserole, or chilli etc etc. I think using the same fat as meat intensifies the flavours of the meal.

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    • #3
      Google "schmaltz" and you'll see that saving chicken fat for cooking is a good thing. Cooking chicken livers in chicken fat makes a lovely dish.
      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

      B*tch-lite

      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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      • #4
        Thanks to you both!

        dlm

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        • #5
          eggs scrambled in chicken fat are AMAZING.

          yes, i save as much animal fat as i can now.
          As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

          Ernest Hemingway

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