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Old 10-11-2007, 11:54 AM   #41
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I understand that, if you "float" a couple of slices of bread on top, the bread will absorb the fat and leave you with just the stock/broth.

Paper towels work as well. I used some the other night on a pot of soup.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:56 AM   #42
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I understand that, if you "float" a couple of slices of bread on top, the bread will absorb the fat and leave you with just the stock/broth.
Lettuce leaves work as well.
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Lettuce leaves absorb fat?
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Lettuce leaves absorb fat?
They do not absorb it, but they attract it just like an ice cube does.
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They do not absorb it, but they attract it just like an ice cube does.

I'll add lettuce leaves to the arsenal for my next fat-finding mission.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:16 PM   #46
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I am not sure if all lettuce leaves are created equal though Andy. Iceburg is the one I have heard of being used.
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I am not sure if all lettuce leaves are created equal though Andy. Iceburg is the one I have heard of being used.
I'll keep that in mind. We don't usually keep iceburg around. It would seem that all you need from a lettuce leaf is that it is cold from the fridge to be effective.
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i would guess you are right Andy. Give it a shot and let us know what happens.
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