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Old 09-11-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Making Chicken Stock

How long to boil the bones for?


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Old 09-11-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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First of all, you don't boil, you simmer. Opinions will vary but I would recommend you simmer them for three hours.

Also, I add a mirepoix to the pot along with some peppercorns and garlic.

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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will also depend on how much water you have to begin with in relation to the bones... i use just a little more water than it would take to completely cover the bones... start in cold water, bring to a boil, and simmer, until you have a product that tastes like chicken broth... as andy said regarding mirepoix, you need some aromatics and herbs that can contribute good flavor.... do not season with salt until the end
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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Brown the bones just a little and simmer, as Andy says. I would not do bones for that long however. One hour.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:08 PM   #5
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I simmer chicken stock for one ball game; beef stock for two.
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