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Chicken Stock Question

Kat Nov 18, 2007 06:56 AM

I make my own stock for a soup I serve on T-Day. If I make the stock on Monday and refrigerate it, it will be fine in there until Thursday, right? It won't go bad in three days?

  1. mschow Nov 18, 2007 07:11 AM

    Your stock will be fine, just store it and seal it well.

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      dutchdot Nov 18, 2007 07:36 AM


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      SonyBob Nov 18, 2007 09:42 AM

      If you want to be super sure, just drop a couple of frozen freezer packs in the stock to cool it down real quickly before you put it in the 'fridge.

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        Kelli2006 Nov 18, 2007 10:00 AM

        It will be fine, but I would being it back to a full rolling boil for 3 minutes before using it on Thanksgiving. Be sure to separate and save the congealed fat (schmaltz) on top, as it is a very flavorful fat for sautéing veggies in.

        1. Kat Nov 19, 2007 03:50 AM

          Thanks everyone, I'm making it today!

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            OnceUponABite Nov 19, 2007 09:55 AM

            I think you'll be fine. But if you are worried, you can take out an insurance by reboiling the stock once on Tue. night. I seem to remember reading about master sauces passed down through the generation in Chinese restaurant, that have been around for decads! They just keep adding things and keep it brewing...

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