Took out chops to defrost
By - beerwinevodka
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...? 😸😸😸
Kitty helping to defrost. So it can steal the meat earlier
But of course! 🐈
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
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.
Plastic was still on. I took it out and walked away for 2 mins literally, came back to that
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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.
USDA disagrees with you https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/food-safety-basics/big-thaw-safe-defrosting-methods
Get fucking real, nobody in this thread is using USDA standards to cook in their home kitchens. LIKE PLEASE.
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.
To each their own. Please don't invite me to your cesspool for dinner though
Sorry what part of grilling isn't USDA approved?
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.
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.
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.
Yuck is right. But watch, your grandma will live to 110!
You never know.
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.
Literally the first line says to NEVER THAW ON THE COUNTER!
I didn't waste my time reading the rest of your post.
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.
Well then put it on the floor for 2 hours. Because apparently a countertop is dangerous to you.
> food safety requires you to thaw food in the refrigerator
Probably not going to follow that rule... but good to know.
Or submerged in cold water, which must be changed every 30min. Just not hot water!
This is a quick defrost method, too.
Thaw in fridge, outside will spoil before inside thaws.
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 ?
He’s a nosy little jerk
He just stepped on some plastic bruv
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.
The label does say hand selected, kitty was just making sure they selected right….
Lol. Maybe this should be under r/catswithjobs - defrost tester.
Mine tore up my leather boots, I was clearing out summer and swapping in fall things.
Yours is considerate helping to defrost those chops
No harm, no foul
r/catwashere would appreciate this.
Oh wow, it defrosted in perfect paw shapes. What are the odds of that?
He was just trying to tenderize them for you!
The chef grows impatient
Surprised there aren't bite marks
🎶Soft kitty, *warm* kitty,..🎶
Sometimes, until I see something like this, I forget that its considered normal for people to eat "chops".
Kitty Litter Seasonings!
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.
Someone claimed 4 of them
Lemme get some
Dude’s just helping out with the defrost bro.
Dear Mod: Please don't remove this because there's no cat in it. It's adorable ❤️
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
Luckily the plastic is still on there...
Kitty wants one.
I don’t know if you just took the picture but it looks out dated
It had been in the freezer
Who freezes their meat like that?
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.
You don't put it in a freezer bag or a vacuum sealed bag??
Sometimes I wrap the whole thing in foodservice film if I’m feeling fancy.
Guess I've been doing it wrong for 27 years lol
I just thought it got freezer burn even after a few days.