I know…it sounds like a really creepy porn flick…
…but it’s not.
Suppose I buy a whole chicken (already killed and dressed for cooking), and use it to make a batch of homemade chicken soup:
I rinse it, I put it in a stockpot with aromatic vegetables and peppercorns and bay leaves. I bring it all to a boil in enough water to cover, and then simmer it for hours until the poor bird is falling off the bone.
I then cool the project, strain the stock, pick through the meat (and return it to the stock), and proceed from there to continue the Soup Project (more veggies, wild rice, barley, noodles).
I toss the spent veggies and bay leaves, and have to consider what to do with the chicken remains (bones, gristle, etc.).
QUESTION: Is there any point in keeping the remains of the chicken, roasting them in the oven, and attempting a second batch of stock out of them; or are they totally spent and useless and therefore can be thrown away with everything else?
I realize I could try this to find out myself (which I probably will), but it seemed quicker to find out if anyone else already knew.
I am getting a mite peckish for chicken soup, though…