Trim Excess Fat by Emily | Cooking Tips | 0 comments Always trim excess fat from meat or poultry before cooking in a slow cooker or crock pot. Fat retains heat, and large amounts of fat could raise the temperature of the cooking liquid, causing the meat to overcook. Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.