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Who's got a great way to skim the fat off a hot meat-based stew-type dish before serving?


SwampCatNana SwampCatNana 3 years 5 weeks
Stale bread is good for lifting off hot fat as well.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years 49 weeks
Good call. I wonder if a baster would work for skimming as well? http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-80-11001P-Clear-Dripless-Baster/dp/B000SOU0EY/ref=pd_sim_k_1
lauren lauren 3 years 49 weeks
I usually just get a big spoon and remove what I can. And I imagine something like this might help to in a pinch.
Zulkey Zulkey 3 years 49 weeks
thanks! One of my friends recommended that too....although I'm wondering if there's a quick-ish way to get it while it's hot if you want to eat it at the moment. I was chasing down these little grease blobs for forever and of course I barely got any of it...
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years 49 weeks
The fat rises to the top, but it can be difficult to spot and elusive to remove, so refrigerate the stew, and the fat will be super easy to scrape off. You'll be left with a virtually fat-free stew!