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Offline jjomalle

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Saving lard?
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:57:34 PM »
Recently I made an excellent recipe from one of the Paleo books I have, bacon wrapped chicken thighs.  After cooking I had a lot of juice left so I poured it into a bowl, put it in the fridge and the picture is what I have.  A solid white layer on top of (what I assume is solid) a layer of clearer juice.  I am assuming the bottom is from the chicken and top is lard from the bacon but I'm not sure.  So two questions:
1) Can I re-use the lard and is it the white portion?
2) Can I use the rendered chicken fat as well or no?  If no is there anything I can use it for?

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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Saving lard?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2015, 10:45:41 PM »
The white portion is almost certainly mostly bacon grease, which is basically lard.  It doesn't look burnt, so it could be used.

The remainder, if not too burnt, could be used as chicken stock, I suspect.  I think it's probably not fat.