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Feb 16, 2012 06:24 AM

Is it safe? - Leftover "drippings" from a chicken with garlic recipe

After skimming through my copy of 'Microwave Gourmet' that probably hasn't left the bookshelf since the late eighties, I decided to try out a "combine chopped garlic, chicken broth, and chicken pieces - then nuke' recipe.

I ended up with a lot of "juce" that I saved thinking that I could (at the very least) use the seperated fat as a "faux garlic schmaltz" for something in the future.

I then recalled the food safety warnings regarding garlic infused oil being linked to botulism and wondered if I should rethink my plan. Any thoughts?

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  1. Much like a roasted chicken purchased at the market, the details you provide sound like the same....with the exception of the chicken broth. I place dripping and juice into a pot along with the bones and fill the container or bowl with water to extract as much of it as I the starter for chicken soup recipes.

    Yes, it's safe.

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    1. re: fourunder

      Thanks fourunder.
      I thought I might be over thinking the garlic thing, but thought I'd just take the "better safe than sorry" route and ask.

    2. Safe?

      More like "too precious to discard"!

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        I think you're absolutely correct Ipse - last night I used some of the garlic in an "experiment" that produced what was probably the best pizza sauce I've ever made.