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Is it okay to just dump a block of frozen hambuger into a piping hot skillet, or does it need to be thawed?

Sure, I see no problem with this.
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It's fine, but the cooking will be a little uneven. Still makes for good eats though.
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It'd be better to wait it out & thaw it.
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Thaw it or forget it, it's trash otherwise.
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Hamburger
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:49:59 PM »
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Asking for a friend...named...Naina...yeah. She's dating a guy named...Duzo...yeah, that's the ticket...anyway, Duzo thinks you need to thaw it or it's a dumpster fire. Naina doesn't mind & if she needs dinner done in a pinch, it's a-okay.
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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 09:22:16 PM »
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http://www.stilltasty.com/articles/view/86

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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 10:36:15 PM »
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It's functionally safe to cook from frozen, for the most part. Damn near doubles your cooking time, though, and may not taste as good.


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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 11:02:58 PM »
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Depends...some of the patties I use have instructions to prepare from frozen, and I do them on my cast iron pan all the time.  And they end up being the best home made burgers I've had
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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 11:24:48 PM »
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Oh, yes. Those kinds are specifically made to cook from frozen (and are bloody tasty). Cooking in cast iron often lends to better taste, too. Run-of-the-mill storebought ground beef/chuck, though, typically takes way longer to cook from frozen.


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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 01:59:26 AM »
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I suggest plan your dinner before hand and thaw the frozen meats in the refrigerator.

But if you really are in a hurry, throw it in the pan, start the fire, add some water, cover with a lid and let the steam do the work. Then when the the water is almost gone, release the lid and cook until the water is gone, let if fry either by its own juices (if it has more fat content) or add some cooking oil. Also works for sausages.

If I were her, I'd get the cook from frozen types.

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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 06:04:12 AM »
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Hot-water thawing can actually be dangerous, as the outer layers of the meat can become exposed to temperatures and moisture levels suited for bacterial growth.

Freeze-searing with water steaming in the pan isn't as bad at this as thawing in a hot water bath, but the chance remains.

Cold water thawing is also much faster than refrigeration thawing, but requires actively maintaining specific water temperature. Six of one, half dozen of the other.


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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 09:20:22 AM »
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We always thaw out the meat before frying it up. And yes, cooking in cast iron gives the kind of flavor other pans cannot. Also try barbecuing burgers as well. Those're good too  :)
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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 10:54:54 AM »
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And yes, cooking in cast iron gives the kind of flavor other pans cannot.

Heheh, we have an unhealthy amount of cast iron. We've gone and put all but two of our non-cast potware in the garage as a result.


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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 10:58:01 AM »
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My god, am I really learning how to properly cook an Hamburger?
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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 11:00:52 AM »
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You would be wise not to underestimate the value of a well-made burger, my friend. For the burger is great and terrible, and is beholden with great power.


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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 04:14:04 PM »
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usually i'm not concerned with taste, so i just plop that frozen fucker on there and let it sizzle.

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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 10:28:27 PM »
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I thought it was a topic about the movie for a minute.


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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 11:16:56 PM »
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Hot-water thawing can actually be dangerous, as the outer layers of the meat can become exposed to temperatures and moisture levels suited for bacterial growth.

Freeze-searing with water steaming in the pan isn't as bad at this as thawing in a hot water bath, but the chance remains.

Cold water thawing is also much faster than refrigeration thawing, but requires actively maintaining specific water temperature. Six of one, half dozen of the other.

Ooohhh never knew that. But then when I thaw things in hot water, I boil it.

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Re: Hamburger
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2017, 12:27:46 AM »
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Heheh, we have an unhealthy amount of cast iron. We've gone and put all but two of our non-cast potware in the garage as a result.

Cast iron. Once you go black you never go back, lol. Another thing that's good about cooking in cast iron is sauteed mushrooms and potato chunks. And can't forget to add a nice thick dark gravy to the spuds. Mm-mmm good! Gawd dayum I'm a gettn' hungry now  :P
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