of New and
|A membrane of connective tissue surrounding the
stomach and other viscera in pigs and sheep, caul fat is a handy
Meat enclosed in this fatty membrane virtually melts
away during cooking. It can shape meat and keep it moist during
Braised meats that have cooled can be wrapped and reheated in caul fat
in a hot oven.
Caul fat can be used to wrap sausage as a crepinette.
It can aslo be used to hold together roasted vegetables and a chicken
breast, for example.
It can give a protective layer of fat to roasts, serving as a barding
"Chewing the Caul Fat"