Classic Chicken Stock
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Rinse chicken bones with cold water and drain well.
Coarsely chop the bones.
Place chicken bones in a large pot and cover with about 4 liters (approximately 1 gallon) of water. Add the salt.
Bring water in pot to a boil, occasionally skimming off any foam from the surface.
Meanwhile, peel the onions and carrots. Rinse leeks and drain. Coarsely chop vegetables.
Add vegetables and peppercorns to pot.
Cook over low heat, uncovered, until broth is very flavorful, about 2 1/2 hours, skimming off skim off any foam as necessary. After broth has finished cooking, pass through a coarse sieve and then again through a fine sieve, discarding solids.
Let stock cool completely, then refrigerate overnight to allow fat to rise to the surface. Remove hardened layer of fat the next day.
Boil the stock again until reduced to about 1.2 liters (approximately 5 cups).
Allow stock to cool again before refrigerating in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To freeze, transfer stock to freezer bags and seal tightly (or freeze in ice-cube trays).
Tip: To keep stock for longer, you will need to use a pressure canner and process jars according to manufacturer's instructions, or visit http://nchfp.uga.edu/.