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Can I use pan drippings in my turkey stock?

I was going to make turkey stock today using the carcass, giblets, onions, carrots & tops, parsley and salt and pepper. Should I also add in some reserved pan drippings from yesterday?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 5 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

Drippings will add great flavor to your stock -- best to remove the fat first, or your stock may be greasy.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 5 years ago

This is one of the few times I'll politely disagree with Merrill. Because drippings are mostly fat I would be reluctant to use them. Remember that when you are making stocks you are trying to remove fats, not add them back in. I work through several steps in making clear stocks so I don't want to use drippings for anything but gravy.

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