Need to thaw some frozen meat? Tips and tricks blog Lifehackery recommends pouring a cup or so of vinegar on the frozen flesh. The vinegar will lower the freezing temperature of the meat so it will begin to thaw more quickly, and the acid in the vinegar will break down connective tissues, making the meat more tender.
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You can always rinse the vinegar off the meat once defrosted, though in some dishes (such as those using pork) the vinegar may add a nice flavour on its own. For other fast defrosting tips, try a frying pan or a washing machine.
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