Schmaltz is animal fat (typically chicken or goose) that has been rendered with onion. Although conventional wisdom has shunned animal fat for the past several decades, we know better. Far from fearing fat, we embrace it.
The Health Benefits
Rendering fat with onion can provide more than just flavor. Onions also contain antioxidants, vitamins (like vitamin C and various B vitamins) and minerals, such as manganese. Schmaltz gives you the best of both worlds, with all the micronutrients you get from eating your vegetables, as well as the tasty fat we need to maintain healthy brains and bodies.