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can you defrost drumsticks in cold water?

asked by LeoCook almost 4 years ago
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pierino

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added almost 4 years ago

You can, but a microwave would be a better idea.

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added almost 4 years ago

Yes u can defrost drum sticks in cold water. Place them in a bowl in the sink and turn on water allow water to run slowly and consistently this will thaw chicken and make sure to keep food particles from settling.

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Greenstuff

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added almost 4 years ago

Harold McGee just wrote a really interesting article about thawing in WARM water:
http://www.curiouscook...
It focused on thin cuts of beef and chicken, so I wouldn't recommend it for your drumsticks. But take a look anyway--it turns some conventional wisdom over on its head.

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added almost 4 years ago

thanks, just looked up what USDA recommends and if you can't defrost in fridge...the safest way...the water method is next best.

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added almost 4 years ago

Will definitely read it. Interesting.