Cooking Pork...

@howard96h (11658)
New York, New York
February 8, 2007 2:18pm CST
Is it true when cooking pork if you can see any red inside that means you'll get food poisoning?
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• Canada
8 Feb 07
I gurss it would depend on how RED it is inside RAW RED or PINK . I always over coook my pork but let it simmer with onions maybe a little water , it will help it from drying out . I cook it long enough til I can cut it with a spoon YUMMY! Everyne I know who`s tried my pork love it .Give it a try . I don`t think you will get food poisoning but yes you should invest in a meat thermonitor to be safe . Happy Cookin !!!
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
8 Feb 07
Thanks. Do you know what the temperature should be for cooking pork?
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• Canada
9 Feb 07
I normally over cook my pork long and slow I start it out til I brown both sides then I add the onions ,and simmer for probably an hour ( if its in a frying pan , atleast til it almost falls apart when you try to flip it , I have cooked so long this way that I don`t use a thermonoter anymore . I know its the way I like it when it falls apart . My thermoniter says 160-170 degrees F I love it myself when it falls apart or if it has bones I cook it til it falls off the bones.. Then you know its done and tender.. Not Dried Out ....
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
9 Feb 07
Thank you. +
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
Pork products - Pictures of different cuts of pork
No you should not get food poisoning from this but it is not good to eat under cooked pork. Pork is my favorite meat I prefer it to beef I find it has a better taste. Next to pork I like chicken.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
24 Mar 07
Ok thank bkfuels. I like pork too.
@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I don't know if you will get food poisoning but I was always told that pork needed to be cooked well. Check out this website and see if it helps you with your decisions on how to cook pork. www.foodreference.com/html/artporktrich.html Hope it helps
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
18 Feb 07
Thanks for the link. THanks for your reply too.
@scarydog (170)
13 Feb 07
Got to say that it's a bit of an old wives tale nowadays(well in the UK anyway). True, there did use to be parasites in pork, although most of them seem to have been eradicated now....although most people do prefer their pork cooked throughout...it just doesn't taste as nice when it's very undercooked....I like mine just a little bit pink in the very middle...but all depends where you get it from... if it's a reliable source... There is one meat dish that I do particularly love... Kidbeh.. which can be made cooked and uncooked.... the best one is raw...and although it's only made from the best lamb fillet....it's mixed with herbs and spices which almost cook it anyway, if you get a chance try it.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
13 Feb 07
Kidbeh, I would like to try it one day. Thanks for your reply.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
8 Feb 07
No, its just not cooked thoroughly. It does make it more likely that you could get food poisoning or a parasite, but not definite.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
8 Feb 07
Thanks for this info. + :)
8 Feb 07
If you see red inside pork it means it isnt cooked thoroughly, not necessarily food poisoning but you'll get an upset stomach invest in a meat thermometer. happy cooking tc
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
8 Feb 07
Will do, thank you.
• India
24 Mar 07
I needs to be very well cooked. Pork is prone to worms and other parasites so it is imperative that it is cooked fully so that the organisms are cooked...
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
24 Mar 07
That's why I always over cook pork, I'm always afraid of getting sick. Thanks Seibertron.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
It may mean you will get food poisoning, but most of the time you will be fine because you do not cook the pork fully, if there is some bacteria on the pork and you do not cook them enough at a high temperture, there is a chance of getting food poisoning and you may suffer from diarrhea. Not like steak, we have to cook pork fully so that it is safe to eat..
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
24 Mar 07
This is one meant I am always afraid to cook and I don't make it often because of that. Maybe I should get a cooking thermometer. Thanks easy888.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I think you could get sick from it. Pork/chicken is one of those things that I cook a long time...I especially love to put pork chops in the crock pot because it gets so tender.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
23 Mar 07
Yes I think a lot of people over cook pork. Thanks for responding.
• United States
23 Mar 07
Most people actually overcook pork because they fear getting food poisoning or salmonella or whatever the undercooked pork can give you! LOL I once read where so many people hate pork chops simply because they cook them too much and dry them out. Check out http://www.theotherwhitemeat.com for info on pork. They claim a medium doneness is the best way to cook pork (160 degrees Farenheit). That could leave some porks with pink and evidently that's just fine. I've seen the pros on the food network cut into pork that is pink. According to the site: Correctly cooked pork is juicy and tender, with a slight blush of pink in the center.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
23 Mar 07
I do believe people over cook it because of the fear. Thanks for the link.