If you don't know Schmaltz you are about to enter a whole new world of delicious cooking. No joke.
Ashkenazi Jewish cooking has used Schmaltz for generations and we are proud to bring this incredible fat to you! (As an aside the Ashkenazi Jewish population is known for having one of the most heart healthy communities in the world.)
Nothing really compares to Schmaltz, it has the richness of duck fat but is milder and more aromatic. Schmaltz adds complexity to a variety of dishes that you simply cannot reproduce any other way. Schmaltz is a joy to cook with and is the easiest way to add depth and complexity to leafy vegetables, stir fries, pan fried steaks, fish, poultry, soups, stews, baked goods, and for a special treat spread it right on a piece of bread like you would a high quality butter or fine olive oil. It's no exaggeration to say Schmaltz gives potatoes and other root vegetables a flavor that is beyond anything most of us have experienced. If potatoes could talk to Schmaltz they would say, "You complete me!" This Chicken Schmaltz is made with 100% Organic Free Range Chicken (which ain't easy to find!) and is rendered with the typical care and passion that you would expect from FatWorks.
If you would like to learn more about the joys of cooking with Schmaltz we recommend that you pick up a copy of Michael Rulhman's quintessential book on Schmaltz entitled, "The Book of Schmaltz-A Love Song to A Forgotten Fat."
FatWorks' fats can have seasonal color variations. Since the seasonal changes effect pasture raised animals our fats color can change from batch to batch, and separation is normal in summer. This is nothing to be alarmed about and in fact we embrace these seasonal differences. Our products are not bleached or hydrogenated. We have added Organic Rosemary extract to our Poultry Fat and Lards. This adds a slight, very slight, and pleasant rosemary taste, but the reason we add it is because rosemary is a natural antioxidant and it thus helps keep your fat fresher.
Finally, we wanted to remind you that our fats are robust and can be reused several times if properly filtered. We recommend unbleached coffee filters!
Shelf stable at room temperature.
Ingredients:Organic Chicken Fat, Organic Rosemary Extract
8 ounce (227 gram) glass jar