Gungas Golden Goodness

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by gungasim, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. gungasim

    gungasim

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    I decided to empty out the freezer, much of the space being taken up by saved stuff to make stock with. I ended up with about 10 pounds of various frozen chicken and turkey bones, necks, wing tips, and stuff that was saved over the past few months. That all went in a huge pot with about 3 gallons of spring water, along with various veggie scraps, and simmered for a few hours.

    After getting all the spent bones out of it and in the trash , and then straining the broth thru a sieve, I was left with about 10 quarts of this:


    That was parked in the fridge overnight so that the fat would separate, and in the  morning, it looked like this:


    Spooned off all the fat on top, and ended up with nearly a quart of schmaltz:


    And this is what was left, which is on the stove simmering to reduce it to about 7-8 quarts


    Later, that will be allowed to cool, then strained again thru a finer sieve, and stored in quart and pint containers in the freezer.........should be good for great chicken stock for the next few months...
     
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  2. thesoupnazi

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    My left artery just clogged and I think I died.  I think.
     
  3. burnie

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    That is.............interesting? Looks like nothing goes to waste and you know how to maximize your ingredients.
     
  4. tomago

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    I'm curious what the freezer looked like before emptying. Do you save the fat for anything or just throw it away?
     
  5. gungasim

    gungasim

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    looks like this most of the time
     
  6. chefbillyb

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    You should be ashamed of yourself, wait, that looks like my freezer.................I just went out a few weeks ago and got Freezer number three, not including the freezer in my fridge. I had my Black Angus Steer processed, 26 day dry age hanging. We also processed two pigs and my wife shops at Costco. We have enough food to feed a small nation..........ChefBillyB
     
  7. french fries

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    Reminds me of that restaurant not far from here which proudly displays on their menu: 

    - Lamb Curry

    - Chicken Curry

    - Fish Curry

    - Child Curry

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