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If You Don't Have A Fat Separator

February 2010

If you don't have a fat separator, use a heavy-duty zip-top bag instead.  Pour slightly cooled stock into bag, place in a bowl, and chill for 10 minutes.   Cut a hole in the bottom corner of bag, and let stock pour out  of hole into bowl.  When the fat gets close to the bottom of bag, pinch the end, and discard fat.  To de-fat soup, let stand until slightly cooled, drop ice cubes in stock and quickly pick them up with a slotted spoon.  The fat sticks to the cubes.

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