Schmaltz (Rendered Chicken Fat)
How to Make Schmaltz (Rendered Chicken Fat)
- Chop the frozen pieces of fat coursely, then put them in a skillet with enough water to barely cover. Place over low heat. The fat will start rendering when the water simmers.
- When the fat appears about half rendered and the water has evaporated, add the onion, continue to cook until the crackling and onion are well browned.
- Pour the fat through a strainer into a jar. It will keep in fridge for months. Save the onions and crackling to flavor dishes, or, since you are so AWESOME, sprinkle with a little salt and eat them before anyone finds out you have them.