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Old 07-13-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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The great "Chicken Fat" Inquiry.

Hello:

Just a few words to explain WHO and WHAT regarding my membership.

You'll be listening/talking to a 68 year old man who is determined to find out about "Chicken fat". Yes, Chicken fat.........!

The "WHO and HOW" this substance is used by the people in the forum.
Sooooo.... in a short time I will start the inquiry......

Later folks,
Nancy's Helper (Jim O)

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Old 07-13-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:57 AM   #3
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Ahhh chicken fat, sometimes known as schmaltz. Great stuff!

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Old 07-13-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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Welcome to the site. Personally, for me, chicken fat is just gross. No seriously...its disgusting. And whats up with that clear slimy stuff between the meat and the skin.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:40 AM   #5
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Chicken fat is wonderful! Don't let anyone tell you differently. Skim the fat from a roasted chicken and put it in a jar in the fridge. It keeps for a long time but if you have a lot then freeze some. You can make the most awesome homefried potatoes by adding a Tbsp. of chicken fat. Sometimes I brown chicken in the fat before putting it in the oven. It's great for making chicken gravy and flavoring chicken soup. You only need a little, but it gives whatever you make a wonderful flavor. I've had matzo balls made with chicken fat and there is no comparison to the ones using oil or Crisco. Schmaltz reigns supreme!!!
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:25 AM   #6
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Okay.....I don't have a problem with it being rendered for things. I'm referring to when someone doesn't clean their chicken really well by removing the fat when frying the chicken. I find this when we go to say KFC and they don't clean off the fat very well and when I bit into the chicken I bite into fat and thats just plain gross. Now when I make my homemade chicken and noodles.....I leave some of the fat on the chicken when boiling it to get that good chicken flavor.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:29 AM   #7
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I think it was much more common in days gone by to save the fat from your chicken roasts (and other cooking too). I know my MIL still does this, and I remember my dad telling me that as a boy in the '30s, they'd even spread a little of this saved fat on fresh bread and then salt it - instead of butter.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:35 AM   #8
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Okay.....I don't have a problem with it being rendered for things. I'm referring to when someone doesn't clean their chicken really well by removing the fat when frying the chicken. I find this when we go to say KFC and they don't clean off the fat very well and when I bit into the chicken I bite into fat and thats just plain gross. Now when I make my homemade chicken and noodles.....I leave some of the fat on the chicken when boiling it to get that good chicken flavor.
Right you are Sizzlin. I try to remove as much fat as possible when frying chicken. While I love rendering the fat, I don't like biting into it and eating it either. KFC's chickens have too much fat as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:34 PM   #9
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LOL. Bienvenue, Jim - intriguing way to introduce yourself.

Chicken fat is not arsenic - used judiciously it is a Good Thing (echoing geebs).
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:39 PM   #10
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Welcome! I'm sure you'll find all the answers and more regarding chicken fat here. It's a great community.

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