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frownieface Sun 19-Jun-11 19:05:05

Rinsing mince, yes really.

I think that the idea of cooking a packet of mince, rinsing it (using a colander) then putting it back in the pan is well, weird.

Fair enough skimming the crap that comes off it, but rinsing it takes away all the flavour of the meat.

This has been a long-standing argument between me and dp.

I appreciate your input grin

I'd drain it well but not rinse it.

MoonGirl1981 Sun 19-Jun-11 19:06:17

I don't wash mince.

It's honestly never occured to me to do so!!

Happylander Sun 19-Jun-11 19:07:05

If it is cheap crappy mince that's pumped full of water then not so weird but I would just drain the fluid away. Good lean mince then very weird as you'll lose the flavour. I had same arguement with my DH.

supadupapupascupa Sun 19-Jun-11 19:07:11

shock

Never rinse mince, why would you?

Are you sure he hadn't dropped it on the floor?

Chipotle Sun 19-Jun-11 19:08:03

Nope, I don't wash mince either. I find the thought of washing mince quite odd! smile

Hassled Sun 19-Jun-11 19:08:10

Why on earth would you rinse minse? What exactly is it you're trying to rinse away?

OpusProSerenus Sun 19-Jun-11 19:08:52

Somebody told me to do this once as a weight loss thing (it might have been at WW but can't remember). It makes it totally tasteless IMO

usualsuspect Sun 19-Jun-11 19:09:13

I've never rinsed my mince [sound rude] grin

GingerWrath Sun 19-Jun-11 19:09:14

confused Surely just drain any excess liquid whilst frying, doesn't rinsing it make it all soggy and mushy?

I don't rinse, but i do tip it into a colander, and drain the fat into a bowl, or turn up the heat sharply and drain the fat with the lid open a tad?

Not rinsing under water though that is new to me! Cold water? Wouldn't this just solidify the fat back to the mince again? Dropping the temp sharply you'd need to make sure it was thoroughly reheated again in case of food poisoning.

If i were him i'd get one of those lakeland thingies where you put ice in and it draws the fat from food.

And use a dry frying pan....

Sorry to sit on the fence smile

BluddyMoFo Sun 19-Jun-11 19:09:37

I've never heard of the like! confused

Baronetdawntigga Sun 19-Jun-11 19:11:16

I rinse meat but not mince.

Don'tAskMeWhyIRinseMeatIAlwaysHaveCosMyGranDidTiggaxx

HowlingBitch Sun 19-Jun-11 19:11:35

I have never heard of that. Who on earth do you know that rinses mince (Tis fun to say tho. Mince rinse) grin

FlubbaBubba Sun 19-Jun-11 19:11:47

Leave him! He's clearly bonkers!! grin

HTH wink

GingerWrath Sun 19-Jun-11 19:12:30

Binfull I think OP means rinsing raw mince (hope I am right cause rinsing cooked would be even more gross!)

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 19:14:13

since when did people rinse mince?... makes me wince grin

But how would rinsing cold raw mince in cold water get the fat off????

Try putting some marg or lard on the back of your had and run it under the tap....it will not come off!

Again, not warm water surely, that sounds a bit iffey for microbes and the like?!

I rinse whole chickens, but mainly for hygiene.

diddl Germany Sun 19-Jun-11 19:16:56

I´m a fat drainer not a rinsergrin

frownieface Sun 19-Jun-11 19:17:22

Nope cooked mince GingerWrath, he will cook it in the pan put the mince in a colander rinse the shit out of it (so that it goes a grey-brown colour) then put it back in the pan.

Its lean mince, OK so maybe I could understand doing that to economy-not-really-mince mince.

Why the hell would you do that?

HowlingBitch Sun 19-Jun-11 19:18:54

Oppsie didn't read the whole thing. Who cares what he does with his mince as long as he's cooking it and you're eating it! grin

Tell him to stop it, or you'll start washing his white work shirts in your urine because that's the most effective way to get stains out apparently....

SecretNutellaFix Sun 19-Jun-11 19:19:27

wash cooked mince? wtf?

ewwww

homeboys Sun 19-Jun-11 19:19:49

i rinse - tastes rank if you dont

diddl Germany Sun 19-Jun-11 19:20:07

Rinse hot, cooked mince with cold water?-very wierd imo.

Could possibly understand rinsing some raw mince-but cooked?confused

GingerWrath Sun 19-Jun-11 19:20:14

Doesn't the fat recongeal though?

Pictish Sun 19-Jun-11 19:20:30

Rinsing mince??!! confused

That's just a tiny nugget of madness surely?

exoticfruits Sun 19-Jun-11 19:21:08

No I wouldn't.

JasonandtheAgaNorks Sun 19-Jun-11 19:21:23

YANBU. I don't rinse the mince either. Tis weird.

fatlazymummy Sun 19-Jun-11 19:22:31

No I wouldn't rinse it, but some people do this with everything. With mince I dry fry it then pour off excess fat. That is the same with economy or lean.
Cooking kills any germs anyway. My mum did used to wash a chicken then stand it upright, she also used to soak vegetables in salt water for hours, I just give them a quick rinse.

dizzydel Sun 19-Jun-11 19:22:33

I know someone that rinses mince under the hot running tap after browning... Yuk!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tigercametotea Sun 19-Jun-11 19:25:16

Okay. In the early days when I was still learning to cook, I used to rinse all the meat that I cook before actually throwing it in the pan - because you can't be sure how clean were the hands/machines/tools which went into cutting/processing the meat. But mince I never rinsed because it seemed a bit too messy to do and I didn't want to use the colander for raw meat. But I would rinse chicken fillets, chops, etc. prior to cooking them.

But that was nearly a decade ago. Over the years I gradually just stopped doing it. I never do it these days. I just don't see the need for it, its like an extra thing I have to do on top of food preparation and cooking, and I think its totally unnecessary now. In my experience, the meat tastes the same whether I rinse them or not, and I don't think we ever got food poisoning either way. Just make sure your meat's cooked properly before serving and don't cook it past expiry unless its been frozen before.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sun 19-Jun-11 19:31:53

Rinse mince? That's not just weird; it's seriously off the wall.

Would your dh run a lovingly cooked roast rib of beef under the tap, and then make gravy using a kettle of boiling water and gravy granules?

Tell him that his ludicrous habit may block your kitchen waste pipes/drain.

YANBU - but he definitely is.

bitemabum Sun 19-Jun-11 19:36:49

I can honestly say i have never heard of "rinsing mince". It might even be just about the wierdest thing I've ever heard, but each to their own and all that.

Ugh no, why would you do that?? But then some people cook it in milk. Don't know why the hell you'd do that either.

sue52 Sun 19-Jun-11 19:40:26

I wash all meat before I cook it. I can't see why you would rinse cooked meat.

soverylucky Sun 19-Jun-11 19:41:25

I have never rinsed my mince.

springbokscantjump Sun 19-Jun-11 19:44:25

ughy ughy ughy. For some reason I find this really gross.

sungirltan Sun 19-Jun-11 19:48:15

i have been known to drain off the fat but rinsing mince is just pointless. there are no surfectants in water so not much fat would come off the mince anyway.

but then i dont wash veg either so what do i know?

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 19:48:25

Utter madness. And a good bit disgusting.

Washing meat (including chicken) is unnecessary and only increases the risk of food poisoning.

SlackSally Sun 19-Jun-11 19:48:29

This has to be one of the most bizarre food-related habits I've ever heard.

Does he hate flavour?

SlackSally Sun 19-Jun-11 19:49:43

Does he rinse other cooked meat?

So, if you bought a lovely steak, and fried it, would he run it under the tap?

This would, seriously, make me reassess my opinion of the person. It's SO illogical.

KilledBill Sun 19-Jun-11 19:52:06

Does he have a diagnosis of OCD, or are you still waiting?

GrimmaTheNome Sun 19-Jun-11 19:52:38

>But then some people cook it in milk. Don't know why the hell you'd do that either.
I believe its supposed to make it more tender... but whoever has encountered tough mince anyway?

I get lean minced steak, there is no excess fat to drain off.

But even if it wasn't that lean, your DP is weird.

Pictish Sun 19-Jun-11 19:53:38

"Does he do any other rhyming but otherwise illogical things? Is there a theme?"

Ha ha - does he freeze cheese?

eurochick Sun 19-Jun-11 19:58:47

Never heard of it. And washing any raw meat increases the risk of splashing raw meat nasties around the place. It's a bad idea. You are about to cook it - that will kill anything on it more effectively than a rinse under the tap.

frownieface Sun 19-Jun-11 20:00:24

No freezing cheese, I will think of something else he does that is weird and rhymes! grin.

He will also cook a joint and then make gravy using granules. I will usually make my own gravy using the juices.

grimma isn't that the basis for The US military staple SOS, mince cooked in condensed or evaporated milk?

GingerWrath Sun 19-Jun-11 20:08:14

Binfull SOS (Shit on a Shingle) is finely sliced salt beef in cream on toast.

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 20:19:49

Does he boil foil?

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 20:20:32

Does he roast toast?

usualsuspect Sun 19-Jun-11 20:21:31

Does he clean his beans

Isitreally Sun 19-Jun-11 20:25:39

Why would you rinse it? Cooking it all the way through (as you should with mice) will kill off any germs far more effectively than splashing e coli found in raw mince in droplets all up your kitchen walls and work surfaces.

It's the same logic as to why you shouldn't wash a chicken before cooking it - it just spreads raw meat germs all over the kitchen in handy droplet forms!

Calyx Sun 19-Jun-11 20:26:06

Hahahaahaha <snif> this thread's hilarious smile

dearprudence Sun 19-Jun-11 20:31:25

Does he shred bread?

(Rinsing mince is beyond weird, YANBU)

BerryMojito Sun 19-Jun-11 20:35:18

Yuk Yuk Yuk! That is truly revolting. Please don't tell me he uses hot water from the tap for this purpose? What ridiculous reason does he concoct for this culinary habit?

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 20:35:29

Does he freeze peas?
Or bake hake?

'cos I do grin

My mum does that, very odd I have chosen not to use that tip from her.

Maybe its advice that was given years ago?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspect Sun 19-Jun-11 20:37:23

Does all beef give him grief?

CalamityKate Sun 19-Jun-11 20:42:13

Good god, so my DP isn't the only person to do this!

I think it's a BIZARRE thing to do and the first time I saw him do it I honestly thought he was having some sort of cerebral episode.

His argument is that it gets rid of all the fat. My argument is that it gets rid of all the flavour and you might just as well eat those tiny polystyrene packing balls instead.

Ugh.

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 20:42:32

I bet he washes squashes...

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 20:42:55

Does he wash all his nosh?

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 20:44:00

Does he slice mice?

Nope, unless it is fresh from the cow it has enough water in it already.

usualsuspect Sun 19-Jun-11 20:45:57

Has he shaken bacon?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 20:47:51

Rinsing in cold water would introduce more bugs to the mince, solidify any fat making it stick to the meat and render it pretty tasteless I should think.

Rinsing in luke warm water would introduce LOTS more bugs to the mince, remove almost no fat and render it tasteless

Boiling water is porbably your best bet but would still remove all the flavour I would have thought.

Nope, can't understand why anyone would want to rinse mince.

And Mme and the others are right, rinsing chicken is totally pointless and jut increases your chances of food poisoning. As long as the meat is cooked through, all bugs are going to be killed anyway - the rinsing does nothing but spread the bugs round your kitchen

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 20:50:56

Does he lather his guava?

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 20:52:23

Does he forsake cake?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 20:54:02
pingu2209 Sun 19-Jun-11 20:56:03

I buy lean mince steak and would never ever rinse it - very strange - I would never have occured to rinse it. I just cook it with herbs and spices and tomatoes (whatever the reciepe requires) and eat it.

Pictish Sun 19-Jun-11 20:56:14

Oooh all the rhyming stuff is making me giddy with laughter. grin
To be fair, I AM very tired tonight!

Does he dice rice?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 20:58:21

Does he smack his snack?

Punch his lunch?

Does he always scrub his grub?

does he pop his chop (in the dishwasher)

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:00:17

Does he soak his coke?

Chuck his duck?

Is he licking the chicken?

usualsuspect Sun 19-Jun-11 21:00:27

Shine his wine?

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 21:00:46

This thread is making me wheeze

<<scrabbles in drawer for out of date inhaler>>

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:01:31

Descale his Kale?

HumphreyCobbler Sun 19-Jun-11 21:01:51

Adding milk to mince at the last stage of cooking is rather good actually. I too was sceptical but I had read and article about how to cook a real spag bol and I tried it. Delicious.

Rinsing it IS just strange.

does he pimp his shrimp?

5DollarShake Sun 19-Jun-11 21:02:25

grin @ the way this thread has gone.

Yeah, it is honestly not good to wash meat. First off, just why?? Since when has cold water by itself been any kind of an effective cleanser?

And second off - great way to splash microscopic nasties all over your hard kitchen surfaces, including wooden chopping boards - which you never cut meat on anyway since they harbour germs much more effectively than plastic, etc.

Seriously, I am not a clean freak - we all need a few germs to keep our immune system on the go - but I don't clean meat pre-cooking.

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 21:02:47

Does he cook his books?

This is getting very Dr Suess smile

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:03:04

Smash his mash?

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:03:18

Does he shower his flour?

well in defence you 'clean' fruit and vegetables in cold water only. Slightly different though as they tend to have smooth skins so just need soething to remove dirt

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:04:00

Is he a fryer of jambalaya?

MumblingRagDoll Sun 19-Jun-11 21:04:39

He's a shameless mince-rinser!

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:05:03

Does he moisten his boysen(berry)?

eyethangyou Sun 19-Jun-11 21:05:17

does he Milton his Stilton?

JasonandtheAgaNorks Sun 19-Jun-11 21:05:46

Does he scorn his corn?
Beat his meat?
Wham his ham?
Squark at his pork?
Tell lies to his pies?

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:06:08

Does he sanitise his curly fries?

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:06:46

Does he douse his scouse?

Batter his paratha?

Slam his ham?

JasonandtheAgaNorks Sun 19-Jun-11 21:07:31

Meander with coriander?
Dice with spice?
Get loose with chocolate moose?
Is he nasty to his pasties?

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:07:46

Tell me, does he hurry his curry?

muminthecity Sun 19-Jun-11 21:08:24

Does he cram his ham?

Chew his brew?

Dish his fish?

Button his mutton?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:09:30

grin at 'Milton his Stilton'

PomBearEnvy Sun 19-Jun-11 21:10:51

grin 'milton his stilton' grin

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:11:05

Does he mop his chop?

shaz298 Sun 19-Jun-11 21:13:34

I rinse with boiling water. Get more fat out than just draining it. I figure the more fat i can lose the better. smile

usualsuspect Sun 19-Jun-11 21:13:52

Bleach his peach?

frownieface Sun 19-Jun-11 21:15:05

Am grin at all the rhyming, I told him about this thread, he still cannot see anything wrong with rinsing mince.

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:16:14

dunk his junk (food)?

bea Sun 19-Jun-11 21:17:23

eeeewwww!!! why bother eating it??? it won't have any taste left!!!!! nigel, jamie, Heston, Delia, Nigella, Gordon, even the goblin that is anthony worrel thompson would be horrified at this most unnatural behaviour!!!!

Deffo weirdy weirdy weird!

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:18:07

Does he wipe his tripe?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:19:11

Polish his Sausage?

<scraping the barrel now>

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:21:26

Perform ablutions on his croutons?

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:22:35

Does he pat-dry his Pad Thai?

(I'm out. I've peaked grin)

M0naLisa Sun 19-Jun-11 21:25:32

i use the colander to rinse the fat but dont use water to rinse it. theres nothign worse than having a layer of fat on top of your food

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:28:03

Have we had shampoo his vindaloo yet? <losing track>

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:31:28

Does he Cilit Bang his Chicken Panang smile

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:33:11

Mr Sheen his runner bean?

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:36:16

Cif Lemon his Jif Lemon?

aliceliddell Sun 19-Jun-11 21:37:41

Mil was mocked mercilessly when first married for mince-rinsery. <gavel>

ensure Sun 19-Jun-11 21:38:07

Put a bandage on a sandwich?

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:41:14

Flash his mash?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:42:25

expunge his sponge?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:43:17

expunge whatever he ate?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:43:54

C+V fail!

Should be... expurgate whatever he ate!

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 21:44:22

I'll bet he steam cleans his baked beans
Or jet washes his butternut squashes?

Tell him to sanitise his apple pies

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:44:34

Purify his cottage pie?

alana39 Sun 19-Jun-11 21:45:24

If it's to get rid of the fat and not the flavour he should do what my mum did (in the 70s, guessing there wasn't a low fat option) - brown it, pour a bit of cold water over to cover then put it in the fridge until the fat set. She used to scrape it off then carry on cooking. I don't think she does it any more....

JasonandtheAgaNorks Sun 19-Jun-11 21:45:41

Sterilise his chicken pies?
Give his brie the third degree?
Dry clean his aubergine?

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 21:46:01

Bet he fumigates his medjol dates?

buzzsore Sun 19-Jun-11 21:46:55

Perfumes his legumes?

GreenEyesandHam Sun 19-Jun-11 21:48:10

Crying at the c&v fail and thefumigates the medjool dates grin

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 21:48:28

Shake'n'vac his big mac?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 21:57:25

One thing's for sure, you never want to eat his Fairy cakes!

schroeder Sun 19-Jun-11 22:04:01

does he mop his chop?

<pathetic>

anniepanniepears Sun 19-Jun-11 22:07:35

My dh does this and the mince tastes better
btw when I cook mince I dont do this and it does not taste the same as when my dh cooks it

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 22:10:11

Does he beseech his peach?

LynnCSchreiber Sun 19-Jun-11 22:13:42

Please tell me he doesn't get sweaty with his spaghetti confused

Asinine Sun 19-Jun-11 22:19:06

Make sure he always dusts his crusts...

Does he sluice his juice or ablute his froot-shoot?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 22:35:57

One more and then I'm off to bed....

Does he squeegee he kedgeree?

Blatherskite Sun 19-Jun-11 22:36:28

His not He!!

Definitely bed time

heleninahandcart Mon 20-Jun-11 00:18:14

Maybe your DH and other DP have been reading the same magazine. It is currently recommended in the July edition of 'Mens Health' magazine.

It's the way to loose weight for the man who leads a busy life hmm

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 20-Jun-11 00:24:02

Wouldn't it be quicker to just eat salad?

JulesJules Netherlands Mon 20-Jun-11 21:20:48

Pet his courgette?

<snurk>

My friend does this but that's because she buys really cheap economy mince that's about 30% fat to meat <shudders> I work on the logic that I'd rather pay slightly more for extra lean steak mince, as in the end I'll get more edible actual meat for my money, hence it gets dry fried and doesn't swim in grease (and tastes pretty damn good if I say so myself)

And does he harangue his meringue?

MinnieBar Tue 21-Jun-11 22:39:27

Refry his shepherd's pie?
(keeping with the mince theme there, see?)

MinnieBar Tue 21-Jun-11 22:41:28

Steam-clean his aubergine?

MinnieBar Tue 21-Jun-11 22:44:01

Enmesh his créme fraîche?

iscream Wed 22-Jun-11 05:22:24

I usually rinse it. My friend adds water after it's cooked, brings it to a boil and dumps the water out. My reason is I don't seem to feel well after consuming fat or grease. Maybe I will try blotting it with paper towels after straining the fat off instead, if you all say it makes it bland. I never noticed.
I guess I would live if I didn't rinse, I never kicked the bucket after eating meatballs or hamburgers etc..

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 06:09:34

Loving all the rhyming! You are a funny lot.

Rinsing mince after cooking was a tip from the days when low-fat was the latest thing. The idea was to cook the mince, drain, put in a colander and pour hot water over it to remove more fat. It does remove flavour obv but if you are using in something like bolognaise or something and adding herbs etc. you wouldn't notice so much.

Am I really old if I remember when low fat was just becoming the latest thing?

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Wed 22-Jun-11 06:37:07

I rinse. Have you seen how much fat comes off mince? <shudder> No thanks. I can live without that clogging up my arteries grin And it tastes just as nice without the fat.

lesley33 Wed 22-Jun-11 06:40:45

My father does this with cheap economy mince to get rid of fat and other crap. But not with good quality mince.

exoticfruits Wed 22-Jun-11 06:59:12

I wouldn't buy cheap, economy mince-I would rather not eat meat at all.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Wed 22-Jun-11 07:06:27

I agree. When you eat meat, you should not feel like you are eating the rubber off the top of a pencil! grin

diddl Germany Wed 22-Jun-11 07:15:40

"I rinse. Have you seen how much fat comes off mince?"

How does rinsing get rid of the fat?

Blatherskite Wed 22-Jun-11 07:17:17

I buy a small pack of good quality mince then double it with grated carrot and courgette if I'm making bolognese/lasagne.

The texture is similar so the kids don't notice, it adds loads of vitamins and minerals and taste and it means I don't have to buy floor scrapings cheap mince and rinse it - everyone's a winner smile

exoticfruits Wed 22-Jun-11 07:30:24

I do the same Blatherskite-a little goes a long way. What I wouldn't do is buy cheap mince-I'm sure that if I watched it being minced it would make me feel ill!

Blatherskite Wed 22-Jun-11 07:57:49

Yes, my Grandad was a butcher. I probably know too much for my own good.

I won't, for example, eat Black Pudding even if paid <boak>

InTheNightKitchen Wed 22-Jun-11 09:01:28

A mother was teaching her daughter, soon to leave home, how to cook brisket. 'You take the brisket, like this, cut the end off, put it in the pan...' 'Hang on, said the daughter, why do you cut the end off?' 'That's just how you do it, that's how Granny taught me.' 'OK'
But the mum is wondering now, so she phones Granny. 'Hello mum, do you remember how you told me to cook brisket?' 'Of course, you take the meat, you cut the end off, you put it in the pan,' 'But why do you need to cut the end off?' 'That's just how it's done, you always do it that way.' 'Do you think Great-Granny might know?' 'Of course, it was her that taught me the recipe.'
So the next time the family visit Great-Granny they ask her about the brisket. 'I've always done it the same way', she says, 'I take the piece of brisket, put it in the pan...' 'Hang on', ask the others 'What about cutting the end off?'
'Oh, I don't need to do that anymore.' she said. 'My old pan was too small, I've got a new one now.'

exoticfruits Wed 22-Jun-11 09:08:54

Love that story, IntheNightKitchen grin

Buda Wed 22-Jun-11 09:14:01

Funny story! grin

howabout Wed 22-Jun-11 09:17:04

My Grannie had a butcher in the family, so only ever bought mince if she saw the actual cut of meat being minced in front of her.
Re rinsing I think it is unhygienic as it spreads meat bugs all over the kitchen and cooking kills anything you would wash off.
I add lentils to my mince as well as veg and so this makes it go further and also soaks up any excess fat.

iscream Thu 23-Jun-11 02:58:18

It may soak up the fat, but you are also soaking it up when you consume it.
I only buy lean or extra lean, but fat makes me sick. I don't eat hot dogs, corned beef, pastrami, and only a rare bit of bacon because of it.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 23-Jun-11 06:22:23

diddl - when I cook the mince, and loads of fat is floating on the top of the water and I drain it, I have convinced myself that by actually rinsing the gravy, I am getting rid of fat coated round it that simply draining will leave there.

If you use the fatty water to make gravy, then you are eating the fat, obviously, but most people drain the water. I just think that each strand of mince has fat clinging to it that a good blast with really hot water will get rid of. I may well be totally deluding myself (I probably am) grin but I feel better, which makes it nicer to tuck into.

I have a thing about fat on meat. Makes me heave.

diddl Germany Thu 23-Jun-11 07:43:04

Oh yes, I also drain the fat away.

cory Thu 23-Jun-11 08:11:02

A slotted spoon is the answer. After cooking.

schroeder Thu 23-Jun-11 21:03:05

Isn't that a Nigella story <scampers to book shelf>

schroeder Thu 23-Jun-11 21:04:17

<falls over> Scampering is a bad idea after 3 glasses of wine hmm

joannita Thu 23-Jun-11 21:04:28

Rinsing mince is highly suspect behaviour! Does he also iron socks?

nocake Thu 23-Jun-11 21:21:49

I think it's very strange but I googled it and found this.

I think the theory is that it removes some of the fat but of course it doesn't.

Is he a blaster of pasta?

Does he bleach a peach?

He's clearly a nutter OP.

TrilllianAstra Fri 24-Jun-11 18:46:01

Won't you lose all the good meatyness?

TrilllianAstra Fri 24-Jun-11 18:49:16

If you'd put "do you rinse mince" in the thread title everyone would've thought this was a Friday night thread.

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