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My chicken soup goes gelatinous when cold

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Singadream Mon 16-Apr-18 12:31:08

So I make Jewish style chicken soup with a chicken carcass and veg boiling it up in water for a couple of hours. When my mum does it the fat how to the top and she skims it off. When I do it there is no obvious fat to skim but once it is cold it becomes a jelly. It is lovely again when warmed up but a) offputting and b) not how it is meant to be. Any thoughts/solutions?

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Userplusnumbers Mon 16-Apr-18 12:32:34

Isn't it the gelatine from the bones that cause this to happen? Same with any sort of bone based stock, don't think there's anything you can do to stop it

Seeline Mon 16-Apr-18 12:32:58

If you are using a chicken carcass, the stock will contain gelatin from the bones, hence turning into a jelly when is goes cold. My chicken soup always does it.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 16-Apr-18 12:33:36

I thought that was a good thing?

bluerunningshoes Mon 16-Apr-18 12:33:59

totally normal.
that't how gelatine is made...

findingmyfeet12 Mon 16-Apr-18 12:34:34

Sign of a good soup imo.

moreismore Mon 16-Apr-18 12:35:21

That’s all the good stuff!

LoniceraJaponica Mon 16-Apr-18 12:36:31

And so it should. It isn't off-putting at all. Send it to me if you don't want it grin

FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast Mon 16-Apr-18 12:36:38

yes that is what it does if it is good.
I remember when i was a child being served a cold dish with salad that was essentially the gellified stock with chicken bits in it...

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 16-Apr-18 12:41:17

Apparently you can add children feet to it to make it even mor gelatinous.

ruleshelpcontrolthefun Mon 16-Apr-18 12:42:37

That's a good soup right there.

purplecorkheart Mon 16-Apr-18 12:43:24

I hope you mean chicken feet!

FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast Mon 16-Apr-18 12:43:29

" add children feet to it to make it even mor gelatinous."


acatcalledjohn Mon 16-Apr-18 12:44:12

That's totally normal.

I have some gelatinous goodness for dinner tonight grin

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 16-Apr-18 12:45:02

Oh dear Lord, that is a step too far for good soup!

chicken feet!

BertrandRussell Mon 16-Apr-18 12:45:48

That’s what it’s supposed to do.i bet your mum’s does too.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 16-Apr-18 12:49:12

Yep, it does that, I froze chicken stock that was gelatinous a couple of weeks ago, the chicken was cooked with lots and lemon and garlic and I'll use the stock to make a fennel risotto

Singadream Mon 16-Apr-18 13:29:01

Ah ok great. I didn’t want to ask my mum for some reason. But if that is normal then excellent. It is delicious!

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Singadream Mon 16-Apr-18 13:29:14

Thank you!

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