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Old 05-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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Question Suggestions on what to do with chicken skin

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I went to CostCo yesterday and bought several pounds of boneless chicken breasts; I skinned the meat before freezing them and now I have about 1.5 pounds of skin. What to do with it? At first I thought about making a stock but usually that's done with bones and meat. So now I'm wondering if I can render whatever fat is in the skin. What do you think? Have you any other suggestions?

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Old 05-02-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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you're right on- i'd render it. you de-fat stock, so it wouldn't work to make stock with it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
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For a guilty sin, spread it out ona cookie sheet, add salt and pepper and roast it until the fat has rendered and it's golden brown and crispy.

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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Make half of it into cracklins' like Andy M. said and render the other half for some lovely cooking fat. Great with roasted potatoes. I think Jewish people call it "schmaltz.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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"schmaltz" and "griebens".....the griebens are the crusty part of the skin that's left and oh gawd...the cholestrol.....makes the most wonderful sandwiches....hey...haven't had one in years, but, I have cheated by picking outta the pan.....LOL
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:36 AM   #6
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I'd dump it. It's about as healthful as a cup 'o lard.
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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"schmaltz" and "griebens".....the griebens are the crusty part of the skin that's left and oh gawd...the cholestrol.....makes the most wonderful sandwiches....hey...haven't had one in years, but, I have cheated by picking outta the pan.....LOL
Sounds wonderful. I've never tried making or cooking with schmaltz, but I'd like to. Heh, healthful, schmelful! I still cook with lard a fair bit, too.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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I cook with lard, too -- makes the best pie crusts and adds something wonderful to savory pastries.

I live in Japan and our oven size is VERY limited. Any suggestions on HOW to render? I was thinking of boiling water and slowly evaporating it out or slow frying in my dutch oven. What do you think?
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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Cut the skin into pieces and cook over low heat in your dutch oven. Do not salt or otherwise season the skin before cooking.
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Wow, you have a Costco in Yokohama? We have a Costco here in Puerto Vallarta as well! Lucky us....
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