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Cooking Fail; Suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2011 at 1:37 AM

I completely blew it and forgot to take the giblet bag out of my chicken I was slow cooking in my crock-pot. It's plastic so Im guessing I should just toss everything. Problem is There's like 40 bucks worth of good food, Including a nice lamb shank. :(

Im obviously worried about the heat, plastic bag more or less melting in the soup.. BPA's, etc. Is this warranted?

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:55 PM

Slow cooked means the heat wasn't that high, either. I'd eat it.

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Could not resist adding familygrok's new "doh" tag. :)

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:15 AM

Yeah, I have to think that there's more goodness in $40 of food than bad in a little leached plastic, if it even did leach.

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:00 AM

Lol, the giblets fight back!

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on February 19, 2011
at 01:52 AM

What I love about this question is that when I started to type in "left gibl" in Google instant, I got a billion links to "left giblet bag in turkey." You are not alone! :D

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on February 19, 2011
at 01:47 AM

I feel you. The other day I ate some plastic that had melted into my macadamia nut oil. Somebody told me not to worry; that we eat plastic inadvertently all the time. But might as well toss it...money is temporary and the body is a little less temporary.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on February 19, 2011
at 01:48 AM

LOL! That sucks! I've done it and eaten the food. I didn't have any issues. If it doesn't taste weird, I would probably eat it.

I have no idea about chemicals and BPAs and all that though.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:55 PM

Slow cooked means the heat wasn't that high, either. I'd eat it.

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:15 AM

Yeah, I have to think that there's more goodness in $40 of food than bad in a little leached plastic, if it even did leach.

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on February 19, 2011
at 08:33 AM

I also go with the scoop out the contents of the cavity and eat the rest. I'd probably not make a gravy from the stock either, but I'd for certain eat the breast and legs and - yum!!! SKIN!!

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on February 19, 2011
at 03:42 AM

I will fess up - I have TOTALLY done that giblets neglect thing, too. I even did it the very first Thanksgiving that we hosted at our house!

Turns out there were multiple giblets or giblet bags in the turkey, so I thought that I had gotten them all. Whoops. Definitely would have been tagged a "D'oh!" moment. Plastic exposure wasn't as much of a concern for me then as it is now, but at that point it didn't stop us from eating the bird!

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on February 19, 2011
at 03:12 AM

You may be able to find the plastic bag, especially if you did not cook it on high. As said above, gently open the bird and see what is left of it; the giblets will likely be intact. If you cannot see any plastic, just scoop out the giblets and a bit of whatever they are resting on.

If you cannot find the plastic, I would not worry about it. The amount of plastic is a likely a very small part of the over all ingredients.

Remember, the dose makes the poison - enough arsenic will kill you, but a little will not. And plastic is not poison, neither is water, but you can drown in it.

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:53 AM

gently pull the open end of the chicken up and pull the bag out. Use tongs or fork to lift it out.

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:09 AM

I would keep only the maybe that didn't come in direct contact with the melted plastic bag.

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:08 AM

Oh yeah. Nothing else to do but toss it. I've done that, too. A very expensive lesson learned! The plastic makes it a nice toxic soup. Yuck!

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