Skimming stock

When stock is simmering, it is common for a quantity of 'scum' to appear on the surface of the liquid.

-Use a ladle or large metal spoon to lift the frothy 'scum' from the surface of the liquid. Discard.

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How to make chicken stock

By Paul Merrett

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Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Ladle or large metal spoon

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