is medium rare hamburger kosher?
- jpr54_1 Feb 4, 2014 06:21 AM
I always thought meat had to be well done-
question came up on the home cooking board.
Not exactly the same, but if a medium rare steak can be considered kosher, then why not hamburger meat? (It would seem that ground beef could be thoroughly salted/soaked-- certainly moreso than a solid piece of meat.)
"The reddish liquid that remains inside the meat after this procedure is not halachically considered blood; it is the meat's "juice," and is 100% kosher."
Whether or not the "juice" is blood seems like an absolutely relevant point to me, and not one so easily dismissed. But then again, I'm not a halachic scholar. (Hey, if it were up to me, milk and poultry would be a-ok.)
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I'm curious to know why someone thought that it isn't kosher.
I know of a fleishig restaurant in Manhattan who refuses to cook to anything less done than medium-well, but it seems to be out of an overabundance of caution.