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Old 04-14-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I make my stock for beef soup a day ahead and refrigerate overnight. There's a nice thick layer of fat on top. I remove it to make my soup, but I'm wondering if it's worth saving for anything else? Would I need to render it to make it reusable?
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I make my stock for beef soup a day ahead and refrigerate overnight. There's a nice thick layer of fat on top. I remove it to make my soup, but I'm wondering if it's worth saving for anything else? Would I need to render it to make it reusable?
Spread it on stale bread and toss it to the birds. They LOVE it!
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Funny, I was reading about suet and thought about that but it didn't occur to me to spread it on the bread. Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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You could use it to flavor gravies and sauces.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Best for beef gravy or frying/sauteing potatoes which accompany burgers or any other beef entree, in my opinion. The original McDonald's French fries were cooked in beef fat.

Then again, I suppose the best option would be to throw it out, since it's not the healthiest ingredient, but it never hurts to experiment.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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Add it to your shortening for biscuits. Probably won't taste it strongly, but it won't go to waste.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Make candles?

That's what Almanzo Wilder's mother did in Farmer Boy.

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Use it to make a flour roux for thickening. It works really well in stews and beef gravys.
Really works well to make an outstanding chili gravy as well.

It doesn't have the unhealthy fats that most commercial oils have in the same kinds of uses.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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I stir a spoonful into my dog's food dish in the morning. Makes a nice treat for them.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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I stir a spoonful into my dog's food dish in the morning. Makes a nice treat for them.
Best answer here. Put a bit in your dog's food for flavor then throw the rest of that heart attack/heart disease/early death causing crap out in the trash.
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