Should pork leg be pink in the middle once cooked?

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Found 26th Jun 2016
So yesterday tried to cook pork leg joints for the first time.

Did then in a frying pan and they reached 70 degrees in the thick parts. Although they were still pink in the middle are they meant to be? Cooked for another 15 mins at this point they were pink still and burnt on the outside

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you tried to cook a joint of pork leg in a frying pan? oO

I hope you didnt eat it!
Edited by: "chocci" 26th Jun 2016

chocci

you tried to cook a joint of pork leg in a frying pan? oO



​they probably wanted a leg of bacon ;-)

Frying pan oO

you really need to put it in the oven on a medium heat for a couple of hours....

think he must be joking surely lol

You could brown the outside in the frypan, but yeah as others said you really should bake/roast it in the oven.

Next time look up a recipe online before cooking someting fir the first time.

A whole joint or leg steaks?
The latter would be fine in a frying pan but big lumps of meat need to be cooked in an oven to cook through properly.
At least you didn't boil it!
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Im laughing to much to give a honest answer

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chuckiedoll

A whole joint or leg steaks?The latter would be fine in a frying pan but … A whole joint or leg steaks?The latter would be fine in a frying pan but big lumps of meat need to be cooked in an oven to cook through properly. At least you didn't boil it!



​It was steaks, similar size to chicken breast

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Bradleigh

Im laughing to much to give a honest answer



​Think joints was the wrong word.

If they're thick best to brown in the frying pan and finish them off in the oven at 180°C.

Yeah, you're supposed to fry for a few minutes covering ALL the sides, then pop it in the oven 180°C for a few hours. Cover it up with foil. Baste it every ½ hour

Beef and lamb is okay to eat pink but chicken or pork needs to be cooked all the way through or else it might make you poorly.

Pork needs to reach 170 degrees C inside, so that would be about 100 degrees out.

Its safe to eat pork pink nowadays as we no longer have trichinosis-which used to be a danger
Most white meats need to be cooked to 75 degrees but its generally accepted that cooking pork to 65 is fine
Most restaurants serving pork steaks will serve them medium to medium rare now

moneysavingkitten

Pork needs to reach 170 degrees C inside, so that would be about 100 … Pork needs to reach 170 degrees C inside, so that would be about 100 degrees out.


pork is 70C, not 170C! oO

Banned

the answer is NO it shouldnt be pink

No it shouldn't be pink. Not only is there the risk of food poisoning, but also the risk of tapeworm.

Pork should be cooked when it has reached 75C for 4 minutes (this will kill any bacteria present). The fact that you just fried it is a little concerning. If you didn't know what you were doing why on earth didn't you Google it? You clearly have access to a computer.

OP will have a sore rusty sheriff's badge this morning.

op did you try cooking them from frozen too?

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Wish I had never asked X)

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brilly

op did you try cooking them from frozen too?



​They had been left on the side all week oO

Jeez-I gave you a definitive answer way back-what do you want?

Your local restaurants are trying to poison you!!!!!
Get with it-embrace pink pork
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