I baked an un-stuffed turkey. I put onions, celery and garlic in the cavity...

Asked November 13, 2019, 9:31 AM EST

I baked an un-stuffed turkey. I put onions, celery and garlic in the cavity and poured a little water, sherry and herbs in the bottom of the pan. When the turkey was done, there was lot of liquid in the pan. I poured it out and let it sit in the fridge. The fat rose to the top and what was left was gelatinized. What can I use this for? What is it called? If it's useful, can I freeze it?

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1 Response

It is normal for the pan drippings from a turkey to gel in the refrigerator. You can remove the fat from the top and get rid of it. You can then use what is left to make gravy or a sauce. You can also freeze it to use later.