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wash & dry your meat?

NDGNDG Posts: 1,246
I normally wash & dry chicken but after reading posts on the forum I started washing and drying my pork butts as well. Is this normal, and if so, where do you draw the line? Should I wash my flat iron steak tonight before rub/grill? Shesh . .
Columbus, Ohio

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    I always wash fish before I cook.  Everything else, no, unless it falls on the floor or feels slimy.
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  • I find washing meat with a mild bleach solution (10%) puts my mind at ease

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    Steve, the dark meat's not gonna turn white.
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  • Sometimes I will spray with Raid in the summer. Hate flies.

    Steve 

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  • you don't need to wash your meat unless you plan to eat it raw.  However, you need to dry it when you are browning it in a pan / skillet so that you don't end up steaming the meat.  If you are searing it, no real need to dry, but I have a reflexive reaction that causes me to dry it anyway.  The only other time I dry the meat is after washing off a brine, especially with whole chickens or turkeys. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    I hate flies too.  I usually sprinkle on a little plutonium/DDT/Chlordane/Toxaphene rub for those buggers.
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  • I saved a few gallons of carbon tet when they outlawed it. Have to use it very sparingly now though

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Just pour some beer on it and it'll be fine
    Geaux Tigers!! West Monroe, Louisiana
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    That explains the giant hole in the ozone layer over Caladon.  That's some good sh*t.
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  • cajunduck said:
    Just pour some beer on it and it'll be fine
    I just wait for it to hit all the beer in my stomach. All safe......

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    edited December 2012
    Used to clean circuit boards with it and there was nothing like it.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    you don't need to wash your meat unless you plan to eat it raw.  However, you need to dry it when you are browning it in a pan / skillet so that you don't end up steaming the meat.  If you are searing it, no real need to dry, but I have a reflexive reaction that causes me to dry it anyway.  The only other time I dry the meat is after washing off a brine, especially with whole chickens or turkeys. 
    what's the difference between searing and browning?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    VI - I think you're confusing this food forum with the oriental massage forum.
    =))
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,246
    i thought helped with rubs or something rather than safety reason. You ever wash after a salty marinade like a soy or just pat dry?
    Columbus, Ohio
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    I always wash the hell out of anything after brining. 
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,441
    I just rub with Kentucky Jelly.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Drying in a fridge overnight works fine for drying. It's pretty amazing how little salt permeates the meat with marinades. I do a two day marinade for sates and put it on the egg coated. The French will coat a piece of beef with salt and leave it for 24 hours and ir doesn't really pick much salt up. Poultry is another story though.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,246
    k, didnt wash my steak, ha, and looks safe to me. Its still resting now, but hope i make it through the night!

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    Columbus, Ohio
  • Wash and dry your meat?  That's what she said !
    Exactly what I was thinking
    I know the voices aren't real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.
  • I wash my meat before I go to bed.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,006
    I used to until I read some article about how contaminated most home sinks are due to washing chicken in them. it went on to say that as long as you cooked it properly, there was no real need to wash it.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,316
    open package, add rub, flip pieces in open package and add rub on the other side. flip package upsidown over grill, its cooking.if its safe when you buy it hou dont need to wash it, if its not safe when you buy it, you cant wash off the really bad germs that are on it anyways. you can spread the germs by washing though, on the sink, counter, plate, board, hands, face, shirt etc
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,965
    I wash my meat before I go to bed.
    I'm sure your wife is glad you do. ;)
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,600
    Griffin said:

    I used to until I read some article about how contaminated most home sinks are due to washing chicken in them. it went on to say that as long as you cooked it properly, there was no real need to wash it.

    Since I read that article I quit washing chicken butt occasionally will clean the meat. Whatever you do..hope you have a happy ending.

    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,006
    henapple said:
    I used to until I read some article about how contaminated most home sinks are due to washing chicken in them. it went on to say that as long as you cooked it properly, there was no real need to wash it.
    Since I read that article I quit washing chicken butt occasionally will clean the meat. Whatever you do..hope you have a happy ending.
    I'll occasionally wash meat (beef or pork), but not chicken. Especially if it comes out of a cryovac and it feels "slimey"

    Richardson, Texas

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,427
    Griffin said:
    henapple said:
    I used to until I read some article about how contaminated most home sinks are due to washing chicken in them. it went on to say that as long as you cooked it properly, there was no real need to wash it.
    Since I read that article I quit washing chicken butt occasionally will clean the meat. Whatever you do..hope you have a happy ending.
    I'll occasionally wash meat (beef or pork), but not chicken. Especially if it comes out of a cryovac and it feels "slimey"
    Yins can do dat.. I still warsh my chickin in da wudder. I always wipe down da sink with Lysol wipes and den rinse after 5 minutes, since I warsh the biberons in der as well. 
  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    I always dry my meat. Decades ago, I learned from Julia Child that meat will not brown properly if it is wet.

    OTOH, I never wash it.

    Tim
  • You guys are too much tonight =))
  • Rinse and pat dry everything. Ribs, butts, briskets, chicken.

    Not so much Steak I am going to sear on the grill.
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