You are going to die. (Not that political idiot)

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  1. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    . Cleaning out depths of freezer. 2009 10lb fully cooked, smoked ham vacuume packed....
    I decide to cook, see if edible, dog food. So I put in cooking dish, cover, set in cold oven overnight. Still froze, that evening partly thawed so I cut plastic, cover with foil, cook 2+ hrs then cool. Excellent.

    But I mentioned using oven (cold oven) to thaw instead of fridge. " You will die"...........
    Finally I ask if a cooler (with no ice) would be better? That would be smart.

    So a oven not in she for days in 63f house with 10lb frozen ham, covered is basicly in a cooler. Am I right? It as still dang cold, a fridge would take days.
    Now if oven was [email protected] I could see issue. But my guess is air temp in oven close to 45f?

    So anyone else use empty oven to defrost stuff?
     
  2. 308M1A

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    It’s a ham. Nothin gonna happen. Cured.

    You survived. It’s fine.

    Now for gravy and sweet potatas.
     
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  3. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    Why worry its already pre-cooked.
     
  4. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I have done frozen (uncooked) turkeys the same way. Basicly any large food to defrost slowly.
    Frozen chicken breasts. Dump in Pyrex, stick in oven, wrapped in towel in AM by evening 5 min in microwave you can cut into bite size pieces to add to (whatever) then cook for @a hr.
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    Putting in running water will speed the thawing process.
     
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    If it's vacuum packed just submerge it in water, it will thaw quickly.
    Quicker if the water is moving.
     
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    Maybe set it out in the sun for a while?
     
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