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       Title: Wildfowl Stock
  Categories: Game, Poultry, Ceideburg 2
       Yield: 3 quarts
  
       3 qt Cold water
       5 lb Game bird carcass, wings,
            -legs, neck, other spare
            -parts
       2    Or 3 stalks wild celery,
            -cut in chunks
     1/2 c  Wild onions, chopped
     1/2 c  Wild carrots, chopped
       1 sm Bunch watercress
  
   Place cold water in a soup pot.  Place game bird pieces in cold
   water. Soak for 1 hour.  Add other ingredients.  Do not stir.  Soak
   for 1 hour. Place pot, uncovered, at the back of a cook stove far
   from the fire. On a conventional stove, place the pot on an asbestos
   pad over very low heat.
   
   Allow pot and it’s contents to warm very slowly.  You need to draw as
   much as possible out of the ingredients and into the stock.  Skim off
   scum as it rises.  When the pot is uniformly warm, move it closer to
   the fire (or increase the heat) and very slowly and carefully bring
   the liquid to a simmer.  Do not boil.  Do not rush.  Skim off all the
   scum immediately, as it rises within the first 30 minutes of
   simmering.  After 30 minutes and after skimming, use a clean piece of
   cheesecloth to wipe the pot at the level of the liquid.
   
   Simmer very gently, uncovered, for at least 3 hours.
   
   Taking great care not to disturb the ingredients, carefully ladle the
   liquid through clean, moistened cheesecloth into a large screw-lid
   jar. Do not pour the stock.  Leave the unstrained stock uncovered
   until cool. Cover cooled stock tightly and store in refrigerator.  Do
   not remove grease at this time.
   
   Skim grease from stock.  Reheat for use, or freeze.
   
   This is from the cookbook on wild foods.  I've copied as it’s written
   because I found the style of writing and ingredients interesting. If
   you try to use wild ingredients, be careful.  I seem to remember that
   both wild onions and wild carrots have close relatives that look much
   the same but are toxic.  Personally, I'd do my stalking at the
   supermarket.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideburg Feb 6 1990.
  
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