Rendered Chicken Fat

Preparation info
  • Makes ½ cup; suggested serving,

    1 teaspoon

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

No book on Jewish food would be complete without schmaltz (rendered chicken fat). This golden fat is the very soul of Jewish cooking—used for frying onions, flavoring chopped liver, or even for smearing on a slice of bread. Rendered chicken fat may seem like an unlikely ingredient to find in a low-fat Jewish cookbook, but there are many recipes that simply won’t taste Jewish without it.

Now here’s the shocker. Schmaltz is actually better for you than butter. Tablespoon for tablespoo