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Anyone else forgot to take the turkey crown out of the freezer last night??

(15 Posts)
Draylon Wed 24-Dec-14 09:32:30

D'oh.

It says '30 hours' to defrost in the fridge; so if I want to put it in an oven at say 10am Xmas Day, it needed to be in the fridge at 4 am today but I'd also planned on brining it a la Nigella so add a further 6 hours to that so yes, 10pm last night would have been right, but I was merrily swilling pinot with my mates then!

LuckyLopez Wed 24-Dec-14 09:49:33

Defrost it in a sink of water then.

Catswiththumbs Wed 24-Dec-14 09:55:25

No water!! Leave it in a cool room. Nothing defrosts in my fridge.

jessabell Wed 24-Dec-14 09:55:38

Try leaving out on worktop. As find things don't defrost in fridge. Just got stuffing and sausages defrosting on worktop at moment. Will put in fridge once slightly defrosted

LuckyLopez Wed 24-Dec-14 10:02:24

Why no water? I've always done chicken like that if I forget.

AMillionNameChangesLater Wed 24-Dec-14 10:04:05

If your oven has a defrost setting, put it in the oven. It'll defrost in half the time

AuntieStella Wed 24-Dec-14 10:04:06

Bernard Matthews guide gives thawing times using a cool room rather than the fridge. Do you have a suitable non-fridge place to leave it, as that shortens times by several hours?

momb Wed 24-Dec-14 10:11:38

me! me!
I forgot. The poor thing is currently sitting on a tray on top of the freezer in the garage like a giant white rock. Thanks goodness it's mild day. I'll check it later and take emergency action this evening if required.

MsAspreyDiamonds Wed 24-Dec-14 10:16:57

Get it out of the garage momb & into your kitchen or utility room as the garage is just too cold for it to thaw properly.

Biscetti Wed 24-Dec-14 10:22:51

Just defrost at room temp. 2 hours/kilo, then put in fridge.

LePetitMarseillais Wed 24-Dec-14 10:30:16

Mine is 2 kilos,when should I take it out?No room in fridge.

Biscetti Wed 24-Dec-14 10:31:42

I'd take it out v last thing tonight. As long as you don't have your heating on overnight, it'll be absolutely fine.

LokiBear Wed 24-Dec-14 10:41:04

We defrosted a ham in 4 hours by leaving it in a bowl full of cold water in the sink and leaving the cold tap on a trickle. Horrendous waste of water but saved the day. It too said 30 hours in the fridge to thaw.

AuntieStella Wed 24-Dec-14 10:52:09

2kg crown (according to BM, linked above) takes 7-9 hours at cool room temperature.

bogiesaremyonlyfriend Wed 24-Dec-14 12:52:17

Me too!! Thanks for the reminder smile

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