I started cooking a pot of pintos with a ham hock this morning, for about an hour. I was going to keep cooking them after work. When I got home, I saw that I had forgotten to refrigerate them. Is it going to kill us if I just keep cooking them now?
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I am not a food scientist, but assuming you are using water as your stock, I don't think you should have any problem...if it were me I would proceed. I use David Tanis as my guide for cooking and making beans.
Thank you! Water is my stock. That is very reassuring. Also: I love David Tanis.
Also, there is a good bit of salt in the ham hock which is a preservative.
yes, ham hocks have enough salt for 2 lifetimes.
no worries; you are fine!
Don't. Unless you are willing to risk your health and that of your family. Chalk it up to a hard-earned lesson. The fda.gov site will help you understand why.
Let's settle this once and for all, shall we?
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