how to replace cavity fat for chicken dish
I really need help with this problem for a chicken pot pie I'm going to cook.
I already have the chicken from a chicken I cooked in the past. Took it out of the freezer 2 days ago.
Anyways, one of the recipe ingredients is "cavity fat reserved" from the bird. Not sure exactly what this is, but I only have the chicken.
Then one of the direction steps states:
drop the reserved chix fat into a heavy 10-12 inch skillet.
add 2 tablespoons of water, and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently.
When the bits render all there fat, remove the residue with a slotted spoon and discard it.
#1: How do I do this if I don't have the reserved chicken fat ?
#2. why are you doing a step and than at the end why is it being discarded?
(original list of ingredients says cavity fat reserved).
After it says....add 2 tablespoons of butter to the chicken fat and melt it over moderate heat. when foam subsides, stir in flour and mix to a smooth paste with a whisk.