Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:19 AM
Are they still safe to use for stock or should I dispose of them?
Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:50 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:17 AM
The only usability consideration [for me] would be if the fridge freezer does not have a separate door. Some older refrigerators have only one main door, and the freezer compartment is inside. In such a situation, the freezer temperature does not really stay low enough (due to opening & closing the fridge door) to maintain good product quality. Therefore, the food could develop and "off" flavor, even if technically it is still safe to eat.
If it smells weird, it will taste even weirder. Keep in mind, that pathogens which cause food-borne illness would not, in themselves, create an odor...
Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:58 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:11 AM
I thought they should be ok but thought i'd check, I had defrosted them and the marrow from some of the bones had sort of slid out a little and I thought I'd just check to be sure as i've never had that happen with fresh bones and it was the first time i'd frozen them. I'll roast and boil them and see how good they are against fresh bones in a stock.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:50 AM
I just made a cornish game hen with chestnut stuffing. . .
Would you believe a pigeon stuffed with spam? . . .
Would you believe a rat filled with cough drops?