When soaking pork liver in milk for 2 hours, should I place it in the fridge or at room temperature? I'm worried it might go bad, as my room is pretty hot in the summer...

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    What reason would you have for not soaking it in the fridge?
    – talon8
    Jul 18, 2012 at 14:24
  • I have soaked calf liver in milk for 3 days in the fridge, never taking it out. Will it be safe to eat if I cook it under the broiler as I usually do?
    – user11296
    Aug 19, 2012 at 23:30

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Yes, you can safely soak it at room temperature, but why would you? There's no reason not to refrigerate.

Meat is safe for about 2 hours in the temperature danger zone of 40F/4C to 140F/60C. Beyond that, it should be cooked or refrigerated. So, if you do decide to soak at room temperature you should cook or chill it promptly.

  • Well, I thought the process is slowed when cooled. Jul 18, 2012 at 15:40
  • @drozzy Yes, it may be slightly slower, but you can safely soak overnight in the fridge, which lets the process proceed further.
    – BobMcGee
    Jul 18, 2012 at 15:42

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