I know I mentioned last week that I am going to try to incorporate what I learn at school into a home project. This week's project will be a two parter. I started by making consommé, which I will hopefully get around to posting directions for on a new site that I set up just for recipes. The consommé starts off looking pretty ugly, a mixture of egg whites, ground chicken, and mirepoix with a half burnt onion throw in for colour. Oh, and the stock, of course.
in the beginning
Then, bring it up to a simmer, stirring frequently. Once it hits the simmer, stop stirring. Let it simmer gently, undisturbed, for an hour.
At the end..
At this point, I cut a hole in the "raft" and gently ladled out the clear broth, running it through a cheesecloth lined sieve. Et Voila!
beautiful clear consommé
Part 2 will be turning it into chicken soup.