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Took out chops to defrost

Took out chops to defrost

SedatedApe61

While a cat's heart is often cold....their body temperature is usually above that if the room they are in. 😈 See how nicely this higher temp is helping the chops to defrost slightly faster...? 😸😸😸


james_otter

Kitty helping to defrost. So it can steal the meat earlier


SedatedApe61

But of course! 🐈


MyNameCannotBeSpoken

Firstly, the plastic is still on it, the cat did no harm. Secondly, food safety requires you to thaw food in the refrigerator or microwave. So it's all your fault


VacuousVessel

If the plastic was off I’d assume they weren’t going to eat it raw. No harm either way as cooking would rid any contaminants left behind by the cat.


beerwinevodka

Plastic was still on. I took it out and walked away for 2 mins literally, came back to that


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thisdodobird

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Day_Bow_Bow

It is perfectly acceptable to set frozen food on the counter for a couple hours to speed up the thawing process. Depending on the food, the first hour or two it'll still be frozen on the surface. And even after then, you have two hours where most food can be in the worst case scenario before it's considered dangerous. Near frozen temps is not the worst case scenario, as bacterial reproduction is proportional to temperature (up to an extent). But yes, once the surface thaws, your timer starts running. There is also the method of thawing proteins that are submerged in water with a slow trickle running from the tab so it maintains heat convection, usually with the meat in a sealed bag with all the air removed. That is one of the fastest and safest methods.


giant2179

USDA disagrees with you https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/big-thaw-safe-defrosting-methods


wamalamadingdongg

Get fucking real, nobody in this thread is using USDA standards to cook in their home kitchens. LIKE PLEASE.


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wamalamadingdongg

You just said you’re getting lazy and not changing your water filters and it’s causing the water to stink. You’re not up to USDA standards. NEXT.


giant2179

To each their own. Please don't invite me to your cesspool for dinner though


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giant2179

Sorry what part of grilling isn't USDA approved?


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Ahiru_no_inu

I'm with you. I know it's normal not to always follow this at home but after learning about food safety and getting my certification for work I make sure I follow the same rules at home as I do at work. I'm just ultra worried about getting sick.


kendra1972

My mom always thawed meat on the counter. The 20 years I lived at home, she had stomach issues and sometimes I did or my dad. I don’t leave anything on the counter to defrost and while I have the occasional upset stomach, it was nothing like before. I know this isn’t proof of anything but I am very cautious.


Ahiru_no_inu

Same. My grandma always has done this and will even eat food left sitting on the stove after it had been sitting for hours. Yuck.


kendra1972

Yuck is right. But watch, your grandma will live to 110!


Ahiru_no_inu

You never know.


Day_Bow_Bow

No, they don't. >Perishable foods should never be thawed on the counter, or in hot water and must **not be left at room temperature for more than two hours.** I said there is nothing wrong with setting frozen food out a couple hours to kick off the thaw. Thanks for proving my point. You should know it's not as simple as that. I've worked in kitchens and know the science. If you want to cool cooked food, getting it from 140F to 70F fast is more important than getting it from 70F to 40F. It's because bacteria reproduce exponentially faster at higher temps. If you cool things fast early on, it adds on a couple hours to how long you have to get it to 40F. Back to the issue at hand. As long as the surface of the nearly frozen food sitting on your counter is solid, it's really not a huge concern (especially like OP's which is wrapped in plastic, preventing additional contamination). But still, play it safe and don't exceed ~3 hours (the first hour is still fully frozen so it doesn't count), but once again it all depends on conditions and ambient temperature.


giant2179

Literally the first line says to NEVER THAW ON THE COUNTER! I didn't waste my time reading the rest of your post.


Day_Bow_Bow

Oh, you must be one of those special kind of idiots that thinks one sentence could possibly sum up the entire research on a subject. Those policies are based on the least common denominator, aka your dumb ass.


Advanced-Blackberry

Well then put it on the floor for 2 hours. Because apparently a countertop is dangerous to you.


rbobby

> food safety requires you to thaw food in the refrigerator TIL Probably not going to follow that rule... but good to know.


little-blue-fox

Or submerged in cold water, which must be changed every 30min. Just not hot water! This is a quick defrost method, too.


DavidNipondeCarlos

Thaw in fridge, outside will spoil before inside thaws.


Ethan_Black

I mean anyone who have a cat and does this must expect it at some pont. But what’s the harm when the plastic is still there ?


beerwinevodka

He’s a nosy little jerk


Soriakk

He just stepped on some plastic bruv


Actual_Hyena3394

I don't think OP is complaining that the food is ruined. He just wanted to show his cats paw print on his food. Isn't that the whole purpose of this sub? We call them assholes, but secretly we all love them to death.


Derbyshirelass40

The label does say hand selected, kitty was just making sure they selected right….


winkytinkytoo

Lol. Maybe this should be under r/catswithjobs - defrost tester.


Weird_Vegetable

Mine tore up my leather boots, I was clearing out summer and swapping in fall things. Yours is considerate helping to defrost those chops


greenhouse4

No harm, no foul


Harryboltsfan

r/catwashere would appreciate this.


ProximaC

Oh wow, it defrosted in perfect paw shapes. What are the odds of that?


Hmukherj

He was just trying to tenderize them for you!


Spookytaco69

The chef grows impatient


Igoos99

😸🤷🏻‍♀️


Dragonman558

Surprised there aren't bite marks


4AHcatsandaChihuahua

🎶Soft kitty, *warm* kitty,..🎶


Huplescat22

Sometimes, until I see something like this, I forget that its considered normal for people to eat "chops".


flaviuscrispus

Kitty Litter Seasonings!


Safe-Sail9335

Dibs!!


LittleMissPotatoe

I honestly want to know what to do about this type of behavior because everything we’ve tried has not worked. I found our cat today chewing through THICK AF plastic to eat at a brand new package of pita bread. Meat cooking on the stove? Cat hops up and tries to eat it. Dinner cooked and plated? Cat will find a way to steal it from you. My asshole chewed through a donut box to take tiny nibbles out of each donut. Please help. I’m desperate.


conh3

Someone claimed 4 of them


Got_slabbed_with_a

Lemme get some


EmperorCareBear420

Dude’s just helping out with the defrost bro.


Emaleth82

Dear Mod: Please don't remove this because there's no cat in it. It's adorable ❤️


AffectionateAnarchy

Yeah. My first two cats are angels. That third one dragged some pork chops out the sink, I slipped on a chop on the stairs


OkRadish5

Evidence


CharlieMike111

Luckily the plastic is still on there...


heffalumpish

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Faygo_Libra

Kitty wants one.


rhard4963

I don’t know if you just took the picture but it looks out dated


beerwinevodka

It had been in the freezer


havokherr

Who freezes their meat like that?


yblame

Of course you can't freeze it like this for a year, but if the gang's coming over next weekend for a bbq, this is fine.


little-blue-fox

Doesnt everybody?


havokherr

You don't put it in a freezer bag or a vacuum sealed bag??


little-blue-fox

Sometimes I wrap the whole thing in foodservice film if I’m feeling fancy.


beerwinevodka

Guess I've been doing it wrong for 27 years lol


havokherr

I just thought it got freezer burn even after a few days.