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An Easy Way to Skim Stock

When making stock, there's bound to be some "scum" that floats on the surface that can marr your otherwise perfect homemade stock. Here's an easy way to skim your stocks and broths to remove residue.

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To remove the residue that forms when making stock, wrap a large metal spoon in a double layer of cheesecloth. Then skim the spoon around the surface of the stock—the residue will cling to the cheesecloth. When cloth is saturated, rinse the spoon under water and skim the stock again.