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Do you remove the fat before or after cooking

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by loughpet, 24 September 2009 Social URL.

  1. loughpet

    loughpet Full Member


    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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  3. Morgawr

    Morgawr Silver Member

    I always remove the fat before cooking where possible.
  4. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

    Before, before, before!!! Too tempting otherwise...
  5. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

    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!

    before so no temptation strikes its ugly head!!!
  7. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

    Always before cooking for me...
  8. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    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?
  9. Twinklestar

    Twinklestar Full Member

    Definately before, it's too tempting!
  10. tubbiesgirl

    tubbiesgirl Full Member

    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!
  11. judimac

    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

    I eat it all! Sorry but the fats the best bit and I have lamb chops once a flood! :eek:
  12. eternity

    eternity Gold Member

    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
  13. Vodkamonster

    Vodkamonster Full Member

    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

    jaylou Gold Member

    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!
  15. Vixxster

    Vixxster Nojo on the YoYo

    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!
  16. hypa2008

    hypa2008 Full Member

    Apparently you dont have to according my sw consultant as long you dont it but i always do before
  17. Vixxster

    Vixxster Nojo on the YoYo

    it's common sense to take it off before you cook, no one wants to eat raw fat do they?
  18. loulou6

    loulou6 Member

    I think I am in the minority here but I hate fat on meat so have always taken it off before I cook it.
  19. Wacky Jacky

    Wacky Jacky Size 10 in time for 2010!

    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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