Make your homemade soups as low-fat and low-calorie as possible by skimming off extra fat with these techniques.
1. To remove fat from hot soup or broth, use a large metal spoon and skim off the fat that rises to the top.
2. You also can cover and refrigerate the soup or broth for 6 to 8 hours or until the fat solidifies on the surface. Then use a spoon to lift off the hardened fat.
4. Another tool to try is a fat-skimming ladle. Slots near the upper edge catch the fat, which stays in the ladle.