Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)


The primary objective of this study was to determine the time for defrosting cuts of beef, veal, Iamb and pork by four methods and to consider the effect of the method of defrosting upon the palatability of the cooked meat. The methods of defrosting were: (1) in the refrigerator, (2) at room temperature, (3) in water and (4) during cooking.

Data to determine the weight loss during defrosting, weight loss during cooking, time for cooking and the amount of fuel needed for cooking were also recorded.

The methods of cooking employed with the different cuts of meat were roasting, broiling, pan-broiling, pan-frying, deep-fat frying, braising and cooking in water. More than one cooking temperature was used for most of the cooking methods.



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