If you don't know Schmaltz you are about to enter a whole new world of delicious cooking. No joke.
Schmaltz has been used in Eastern Europe for generations and we are proud to bring this incredible fat to you!
Nothing really compares to Schmaltz. It has the richness of duck fat but with a milder and more aromatic flavor. Schmaltz adds complexity to a variety of dishes that you simply cannot reproduce any other way. Schmaltz is a joy to cook with and is the easiest way to add depth and complexity to leafy vegetables, stir fries, pan fried steaks, fish, poultry, soups, stews, baked goods, and for a special treat spread it right on a piece of bread like you would a high quality butter or fine olive oil. It's no exaggeration to say Schmaltz gives potatoes and other root vegetables a flavor that is beyond anything most of us have experienced. If potatoes could talk to schmaltz they would say, "You complete me!" Fatworks Chicken Schmaltz is made with 100% Organic Free Range Chicken (which ain't easy to find!) and is rendered with the typical care and passion that you would expect from Fatworks.
If you would like to learn more about the joys of cooking with schmaltz we recommend that you pick up a copy of Michael Rulhman's quintessential book on schmaltz entitled, "The Book of Schmaltz-A Love Song to A Forgotten Fat."
And yes we know that so some a "true schmaltz" must be rendered chicken fat cooked in onions with salt (and preferably by your grandmother). Not everyone loves onions so our schmaltz is an unseasoned version, but if you are a purist and you wish to make the schmaltziest schmaltz that you could ever possibly schmaltz with, we recommend that you pour your Fatworks Organic Chicken Fat in a pan, add some diced onions, salt, and sautée until the onions caramelize and then strain the fat into a container and put in the fridge to solidify. Voilà!."