Homemade Chicken or Turkey Broth from Leftover Scraps
A chicken/turkey carcass or
chicken or turkey parts (legs, necks or wings)
2 -3 celery stalks with leaves
1 onion (with peel)
1 leek (or clean dark leek leaves)
A handful of parsley (with stems)
A couple of dried mushrooms (or frozen mushroom stems)
several garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
a few pieces of ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic salt
1-2 tsp pepper
Put everything in a cast iron pot and cover with water. Bring it all to a boil, spooning of the scum that rises to the top. When the stock boils, turn down the heat and simmer it covered for 2-3 hours, occasionally spooning off the scum. At the end, pour the stock through a fine sieve into a large bowl, discarding the solids. If there is some fat floating around put the bowl in the fridge and remove the fat layer when the stock is cold. I usually freeze my stock or use it within a couple of days.
Guten Appetit !