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Schmaltz is rendered chicken or goose fat used for frying or spreading on bread. If rendered from a kosher slaughtered chicken or goose, it is kosher and hence particularly popular in Jewish cuisine.
Manufacture involves cutting the fatty tissues of the bird to small pieces, melting the fat, and collecting the drippings. Schmaltz may be prepared by a dry process where the pieces are cooked under low heat and stirred, gradually yielding their fat. A wet process also exists whereby the fat is melted by direct steam injection. Afterwards, schmaltz is filtered and clarified.