Schmaltz and Gribenes

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  • cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Schmaltz is rendered poultry fat, in this case made from chicken, while gribenes are its crispy, crackling-like byproduct that comes from bits of chicken skin. The key to this recipe is to go low and slow: You want the fat to cook gently and thoroughly so it renders completely without burning. Some would argue that the onion is mandatory and not optional, but if you plan to use the schmaltz for very delicate recipes, or sweet recipes (chilled schmaltz works wonderfully as the fat in pastry dough), feel free to leave it out. Your schmaltz wonâ??t have as deep a flavor, but it will be more versatile. Schmaltz will last for at least a week in the refrigerator and up to six months in the freezer. If your butcher wonâ??t sell it to you, the best way to obtain chicken skin and fat is to collect trimmings in the freezer every time you buy a whole bird. Or you can strip the skin and fat from chicken thighs and save the skinless meat to use in other recipes. Featured in: Schmaltz Finds A New, Younger Audience. 

    Ingredients

    • ¾ pound chicken skin and fat, diced (use scissors, or freeze then dice with a knife)
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ medium onion, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 405 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.43%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 101 mg 33.75%
    • Sodium: 3546 mg 147.75%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 65 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat9
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total9 oz-eq

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