Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday Tip Jar

Another of those thing I thought everyone did but found out maybe not! LOL

Gearing up for a block party this coming weekend and DaHubby and I will be smoking some chickens for out part. Smoked (or baked or crockpot'd) chickens mean lots of "guts" with which to make chicken stock.

Pouring water, dumping in the leftovers, boiling and seasoning is the easy part - but getting the fat strained off afterward is sometimes a pain.

So, as you are putting the broth into the fridge to cool, place a piece of wax paper cut to the shape/size of your pot on the top of the broth. As the fat rises to the top, it clings to the wax paper. The next morning - off comes the wax paper and with it all the fat!

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Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

That's a great tip! I usually just skim it off with a spoon but this would be easier!

We cook a lot of chicken too. A tip my mom gave me re: the chicken guts is to put them in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer until garbage day. No stinky garbage!

Rebecca said...

I would have never thought to use wax paper in such a way! Great tip!


Jason and Lisa Jones said...

This is an awesome tip. I am going to try it! Thanks so much. :)

Grandmother Wren said...

very, very good tip! I use the spoon skimming method too and Heather is right - this will be lots easier. Thank you!