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cooked chicken stew with thighs. Now have fat layer on top - how best to drain/remove?

asked by @J_meRose almost 7 years ago

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hardlikearmour

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added almost 7 years ago

I generally just skim most of it off with a large spoon.

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hardlikearmour

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added almost 7 years ago

If you are going to cool the stew then reheat it, the fat will solidify and can pretty easily be removed.

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added almost 7 years ago

A spoon or even the tip of a knife will work. Is it a lot of fat? Are you very much avoiding fat? If it's only a little, it'll be delicious when reheated. I'm not advocating unhealthy eating here, but hey.

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added almost 7 years ago

Let it cool slightly then place a sheet of kitchen paper on top. Remove then place new sheet. Do this again. You may need 3 sheets but it's very effective!

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added almost 7 years ago

What is kitchen paper? Do you mean paper towels?

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added almost 7 years ago

You can put it in the frig. When it gets cold the fat will solidify on the top. You can then break it off.

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