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Old 10-06-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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My question is that i just purchase from schwans home delivery several boxes of frozen hamburger patties. They come in 8-4 oz. patties per pack that are frozen and so i don't want to defrost them by microwave and so what is the safe time allotted to let them defrost?

So for example can i put a pack of them in the refrigerator before i go to sleep at night and by morning they should be defrosted and safe to cook thru out the day correct ?

Thanks !!

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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My question is that i just purchase from schwans home delivery several boxes of frozen hamburger patties. They come in 8-4 oz. patties per pack that are frozen and so i don't want to defrost them by microwave and so what is the safe time allotted to let them defrost?

So for example can i put a pack of them in the refrigerator before i go to sleep at night and by morning they should be defrosted and safe to cook thru out the day correct ?

Thanks !!

6/3
Yeah by morning they should be fine. What you might want to do is separate them and then put them in the fridge. Helps speed up the dethawing process. Use a butter knife to do the separation. When dethawing something, the center is always the last to dethaw due to that area being the coldest.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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You can cook the burgers from frozen. They'll turn out better that way, texture-wise. if you let them thaw the shape will change and they might want to fall apart a little as the moisture comes out of them...

That's how the big bag of frozen burgers from Costco/Sam's recommends you cook them.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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My question is that i just purchase from schwans home delivery several boxes of frozen hamburger patties. They come in 8-4 oz. patties per pack that are frozen and so i don't want to defrost them by microwave and so what is the safe time allotted to let them defrost?

So for example can i put a pack of them in the refrigerator before i go to sleep at night and by morning they should be defrosted and safe to cook thru out the day correct ?

Thanks !!

6/3
Sounds like a good plan. If they aren't all the way defrosted, they should be "close" enough... We usually defrost stuff in the micro but it tends to partially cook the meat also.

Bob is correct, also. I've never had the problem Debsi mentions but I've had that problem with defrosting previously cooked veggies & then they were dripping in wierd moisture... So to cook those, it would be best not to thaw but just cook.

Debsi is right if that's what she experienced.... Yeah, they can be cooked from froz. - of course!

Kate

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Old 10-06-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Yeah by morning they should be fine. What you might want to do is separate them and then put them in the fridge. Helps speed up the dethawing process. Use a butter knife to do the separation. When dethawing something, the center is always the last to dethaw due to that area being the coldest.
LOL, well they are all frozen together and so i can't separate them but i do appreciate you answering .
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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You can cook the burgers from frozen. They'll turn out better that way, texture-wise. if you let them thaw the shape will change and they might want to fall apart a little as the moisture comes out of them...

That's how the big bag of frozen burgers from Costco/Sam's recommends you cook them.
Thanks for the pointer Debsi .
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Sounds like a good plan. If they aren't all the way defrosted, they should be "close" enough... We usually defrost stuff in the micro but it tends to partially cook the meat also.

Bob is correct, also. I've never had the problem Debsi mentions but I've had that problem with defrosting previously cooked veggies & then they were dripping in wierd moisture... So to cook those, it would be best not to thaw but just cook.

Debsi is right if that's what she experienced.... Yeah, they can be cooked from froz. - of course!

Kate
I appreciate the answer Kate. Usually i buy my hamburger non frozen and just make little pattie's and put each one in a separate small freezer baggie and then take out one when i'm ready to cook and defrost it by microwave and then cook it but these all come frozen and are stuck togeather four in a bunch as i didn't want to microwave defrost all four at the same time .

Thanks again !!!

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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I appreciate the answer Kate. Usually i buy my hamburger non frozen and just make little pattie's and put each one in a separate small freezer baggie and then take out one when i'm ready to cook and defrost it by microwave and then cook it but these all come frozen and are stuck togeather four in a bunch as i didn't want to microwave defrost all four at the same time .

Thanks again !!!

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*You can use plastic wrap or the old fashioned wax paper to separate them*

It may be a little labor intensive but it would work. Wax paper may actually be easier because you can easily precut it. I can just see myself like Lucy Ricardo getting all tangled up in the plastic wrap *L*

Kate

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Old 10-07-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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LOL, well they are all frozen together and so i can't separate them but i do appreciate you answering .
Drop em on the counter. That's how I separate mine.

I also cook them frozen. They turn out fine.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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Drop em on the counter. That's how I separate mine.

I also cook them frozen. They turn out fine.
LOL, ok i''l keep that in mind and thanks fontucky .
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