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Can I still cook steaks if they are not still cold when they were defrosted?

I took some steaks out this morning to thaw and left them on the counter (like I sometimes do to thaw out meat). I went in to put them in the refridgerator and they were already defrosted and they still chilly but not COLD. Can I still cook these? They were frozen when I took them out of the freezer and they were left out for about 4-5 hours.

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Asked by aboutmygirls at 2:15 PM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I do that all the time

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:16 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • And yes I still cook them

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:16 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • As long as you cook them today, they are fine.

    Answer by scout_mom at 2:16 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • As long as they weren't warm you're fine. Cook them today.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:19 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • yes--stick them in the fridge (Preferably in a marinade) and cook them today.

    Answer by charlottej at 2:20 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Yes you can cook them.  They actually cook better at room temperature. You really don't want to know what they do to tenderise them.


    Answer by oldermomof5 at 2:42 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I do that sometimes, when I forget to put stuff in the fridge the night before.

    Answer by ShirleyB335 at 2:42 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Thank you ladies...I am so happy that I do not need to throw these steaks away.
    And BOY would my huband have been dissapointed...LOL!!!!!

    Comment by aboutmygirls (original poster) at 2:47 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

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