To be fair, she claims to have learned this technique from a nutrition class.
Healthy lifestyles are all well and good. We love to see people working hard and taking care of themselves. However, there are some folks out there who simply take these types of ideas to an extreme that we are just not comfortable with.
Tiktoker @eemilydharperr came under scrutiny after sharing a rather controversial “kitchen tip.” The tip she shared? Rinsing ground beef, after it’s been cooked!
To be fair, she claims to have learned this technique from a nutrition class. We are not sure what nutrition class this was, but we are willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
When she first starts to cook the ground beef, everything seems normal enough. However, once the beef is cooked and ready to serve, she does something questionable. She deems the grease that collected in the pan gross and shares how she gets rid of the “gross” grease, by rinsing it out in a strainer.
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Of course, people were horrified by her “kitchen tip” and had both some jokes and words of wisdom to share. One Twitter user, @saresgee, reminded everyone that you should never pour grease (or oil) down the drain, as it can cause clogs. They suggested collecting it in a can and either disposing of it properly or saving it for later use.
Don't pour grease or oil down your drains! It collects, clogs pipes and can attract rats. Collect it in a can and throw away if you must. Some people even reuse 🙂 pic.twitter.com/YngojJqOuk
— Sara (@saresgee) December 13, 2020
However, Emily wasn’t the only one using this “hack.” Twitter user @BunnyQueen3 shared that her family has been doing this “forever” and she didn’t understand the issue.
I don't understand? My family's done this forever, at least when it comes to stuff like making tacos, pour the grease out, rinse in water, add it back to the pan with a little bit of water and the seasoning, mix and then let it simmer and evaporate the water
— The Queen of Buns (@BunnyQueen3) December 14, 2020
Twitter user @CroatianMapping shared his disappointment with American cooking. He said, “Americans have just lost all cooking privileges, If my dad saw me dumping grease in the sink AND RINSING GROUND BEEF WITH WATER, I would be disowned.”
Absolutely disgusting. Americans have just lost all cooking privileges, If my dad saw me dumping grease in the sink AND RINSING GROUND BEEF WITH WATER, I would be disowned. Save the Grease and don't dump all of it, it gives the beef flavor. or keep the grease and place some vegs
— Croatian (@CroatianMapping) December 14, 2020
While some felt like the jokes were taken too far, people were just looking out for her sink (and the sanitation levels of her cooking). No one wants to deal with a badly clogged sink and the expense of a plumber (not to mention the taste of the food!).
Its not the meat that is too “greesy”, its because she didnt put anything on the meat, season it with some salt or/with pepper, at least put up some onions or other vegetables. Maybe cut up some cilantro or chive.
— 🆕 Super Nicolas 𝒟𝑒𝓁𝓊𝓍𝑒 (@NicFerOliPin) December 14, 2020
Pretty much 90% of the flavour is in the grease and the water which is the rest of the liquid that was poured out. A little fat in meat isn't bad! In all honesty, your body probably needs more of it than the lean protein, because we're omnivores not carnivores.
— Jemma Hill (@tottwriter) December 14, 2020
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