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Did you know that you can defrost food on your cast iron skillet? This quick & Easy Hack for Thawing Meat cuts the thawing time in half using a cast-iron skillet.
One thing for sure, it is so annoying when I forget to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw out in time for dinner. This easy hack for thawing meat will save you from figuring something else out.
We all have been there
Forgetting to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw in time to prep for dinner, then you find yourself scrambling to figure out something else to cook. We all know that thawing meat isn’t necessarily tricky as long as you remember to take it out of the freezer to have enough time to thaw. This Easy Hack for Thawing Meat is a lifesaver and will help cut the thawing time in half.
How long does it take a standard fillet to defrost?
It depends on how frozen your Meat is and how much metal your cast-iron you use as a heat sink (the more metal, the faster it will thaw). It also depends on how warm your room is (and, therefore, how warm your cast-iron was before you started).
Do you use a cold skillet? You don’t warm it up?
Nope! Just room temp. If you warm it, you risk starting to cook the outside surface of the food.
Can you use an aluminum skillet for thawing meat?
Cast iron skillets are a must-have in my kitchen and work great for this hack, however, aluminum skillets or baking sheets work just as great because the metal conducts heat, and aluminum and is a great conductor of ambient heat which is actually enough to thaw a slab of meat quickly. A metal baking sheet will work great too!
Per food safety recommendations
Don’t leave something in the “danger zone” (40F-140F) for more than a couple of hours. Monitor the temperature.
Have you tried this Easy Hack for Thawing Meat?
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