Do you remove the fat before or after cooking

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  1. loughpet

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    Hi,

    I just had lamb chops for dinner I absolutely love them but find they are nicer if I cook them with the fat on , However, this evening the fat just gets so crispy i find i don't want to remove it (oh the dilemma) !!
     
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    I always remove the fat before cooking where possible.
     
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    Before, before, before!!! Too tempting otherwise...
     
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    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    Always before if I am doing green as you get more meat that way.If i cut it off afterwards, especially with bacon, i would be so tempted to eat it. xx
     
  6. ilovelife

    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

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    before so no temptation strikes its ugly head!!!
     
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    Always before cooking for me...
     
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    Surely you have to remove the fat before you cook the meat otherwise it will be absorbed during the cooking and no longer be syn-free?
     
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    Definately before, it's too tempting!
     
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    always before! just imagine the syns.. once it is on the grill then cooked and smelling lovely.. you/I would just have to eat it!
     
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    I eat it all! Sorry but the fats the best bit and I have lamb chops once a flood! :eek:
     
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    I cut the fat off bacon or gammon before I cook it but with chops (my favourite) and steaks I leave the fat on whist cooking because i think they look nicer on my plate with the fat on and because I find it difficult to cut the fat off them when they are raw.
    I love the fat off chops, I have to really concentrate to throw it away IYKWIM
     
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    Agreed! I always remove it before, otherwise what's the point of things like Fry-light? You might as well just use oil or lard!! Well, that's IMO! :D
     
  14. jaylou

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    You can leave it on and then remove but SW say "trimmed of all visible fat before cooking" - however, when cooking a whole chicken you don't remove the skin before cooking do you? Well, I don't and believe me, it's a killer throwing that away!
     
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    I buy rotisserie chickens then de-skin for me and leave on for OH, when i get an extra tasty one, oh my days it's like murder!
     
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    Apparently you dont have to according my sw consultant as long you dont it but i always do before
     
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    it's common sense to take it off before you cook, no one wants to eat raw fat do they?
     
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    I think I am in the minority here but I hate fat on meat so have always taken it off before I cook it.
     
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    ALWAYS remove any fat or skin BEFORE cooking meats or chicken but don't throw it away - the birds love it, so chop it all up with scissors and put it out on the bird table! Easy! - It definitely wouldn't have reached the bird table before I started Slimming World though - that's why there are a lot of "fat birds" around my way - lol!
     
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