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Sat May 10, 2014, 03:30 AM

If you dropped a cooked turkey onto the floor, right out of the oven, would you still serve it?

Obviously after cleaning it is some way and maybe even cooking it some more. But the question is, would you serve it or would you toss it?


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Serve it
53 (96%)
Toss it
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Reply If you dropped a cooked turkey onto the floor, right out of the oven, would you still serve it? (Original post)
MrScorpio May 2014 OP
Joe Shlabotnik May 2014 #1
hollysmom May 2014 #2
eShirl May 2014 #3
snot May 2014 #4
Major Nikon May 2014 #5
Ferretherder May 2014 #6
Shrike47 May 2014 #7
intaglio May 2014 #8
brooklynboy49 May 2014 #9
Chan790 May 2014 #10
magical thyme May 2014 #11
handmade34 May 2014 #13
pinboy3niner May 2014 #16
A Simple Game May 2014 #34
handmade34 May 2014 #37
pinboy3niner May 2014 #12
nclib May 2014 #14
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2014 #15
Kaleva May 2014 #17
Skittles May 2014 #19
Kaleva May 2014 #21
Skittles May 2014 #28
Skittles May 2014 #18
MrScorpio May 2014 #20
Skittles May 2014 #24
Iggo May 2014 #22
Rowdyboy May 2014 #23
baldguy May 2014 #25
mopinko May 2014 #26
PoliticAverse May 2014 #27
jmowreader May 2014 #29
orleans May 2014 #30
Initech May 2014 #31
Xyzse May 2014 #32
mgcgulfcoast May 2014 #33
pinboy3niner May 2014 #35
davsand May 2014 #36
bigwillq May 2014 #38

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 03:45 AM

1. Serve it, unless

my ever vigilant and lightning fast dog didn't dart away with first.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #1)

Sat May 10, 2014, 05:27 AM

2. [ha ha , I was going to say

my mother in law served a turkey after she wrestled it out of her dog's mouth. The dog stole it hot out of the oven, where she was cooling it. She said she cut off all the dogs bites. it was hard enough eating 2 thanks giving dinners, so let's say our appetites were not so good that day.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 05:54 AM

3. 1) did anyone see? 2) did I wash the floor?

If I didn't serve it, I would certainly clean it off and use the meat myself later, and not throw away perfectly good food.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 05:58 AM

4. Assuming the turkey is properly cooked,

it's too hot not to cook any germs it might have picked up from the floor!

This is assuming you obey the 20-second rule (anything picked up from the floor within 20 secs. is ok. Not sure I believe that, but if it's hot enough, yeah).

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:02 AM

5. Depends on how much alcohol was involved

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:03 AM

6. Serve that bad boy!

...you know, 'five second rule' and all......

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:20 AM

7. Yes, we did. We put it back on the grill, briefly, to 'sterilize' it.

I would have served it without re-grilling but spouse wanted to put it back on the grill. I sometimes remind myself that our ancestors managed with dirt floors.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:45 AM

8. Serve it unless the floor was rammed earth n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:49 AM

9. Serve It!

No doubt about it. Serve it. If it's good enough to eat yourself, it's good enough to serve to your guests.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:54 AM

10. Toss it. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:43 AM

11. I remember watching Julia Childs pick something up off the floor that she dropped

dust it off and drop it into the pot where it belonged.

At least I think it was Julia Childs...it may have been another famous teevee chef.

Changed my thinking forever. I just rinse off the dog hair that is inevitably clinging and give things some extra cooking time.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #11)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:58 AM

13. while Julia Childs never picked up a turkey

off the floor... she was Awesome!

(I would still serve a turkey dropped )

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #13)

Sat May 10, 2014, 03:21 PM

16. She made my cooking slower and a bit more chaotic

Why did every dish have to have wine--in the recipe, in the cook, or usually both?

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #13)

Sun May 11, 2014, 10:41 AM

34. She was awesome, did you know she also probably was a spy? n/t

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #34)

Sun May 11, 2014, 04:08 PM

37. always assumed she was

and if not... what a great story!

"...Julia then worked with the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section, where she helped develop shark repellent. The repellent was a critical tool during WWII, and was coated on explosives that were targeting German U-boats. Before the introduction of the shark repellent, curious sharks would sometimes set off the explosives when they bumped into them.

From 1944-1945, Julia was sent overseas and worked in Ceylon, present day Sri Lanka, and Kunming, China. During these last two years in the OSS, Julia served as Chief of the OSS Registry. Julia -- having top security clearances -- knew every incoming and outgoing message that passed throughout her office, as her Registry was serving all the intelligence branches. During her time in Ceylon, Julia handled highly classified papers that dealt with the invasion of the Malay Peninsula. Julia was fascinated with the work, even when there were moments of danger..."

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2007-featured-story-archive/julia-child.html

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:46 AM

12. Depends--how high was the bounce, and did you catch it in the air?

Oh, the humanity!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 02:47 PM

14. Serve the inside.

Just cut off the skin that touched the floor.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 03:11 PM

15. I'm constantly eating things that have fallen on the floor - like an animal

I've developed a bad case of butter fingers as I've grown older so eating things like that have become routine. i wouldn't tell my guests though as I wouldn't want them to feel sick about what they've eaten.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 04:33 PM

17. Chan790 stands alone on his turkey tossing island.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #17)

Sat May 10, 2014, 05:54 PM

19. I'll get on that island and toss Chan790

yes INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:05 PM

21. I was just going to wave to him as he stood alone but you're going to beat him up.

I wave to Chan790:



This is what you do:




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Response to Kaleva (Reply #21)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:57 PM

28. well I'm not going to break his arm

I'm just going to bend it a little

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 05:54 PM

18. I WILL KICK TURKEY-DROPPING MRSCORPIO ASS

YES INDEED

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Response to Skittles (Reply #18)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:00 PM

20. Believe it or not, there's an Air Force story behind this question

Back when I was stationed in Germany, all four of us in my office got a free turkey for Thanksgiving.

Anyway, later after the break, we all sat around and told each other how we spent the holiday. Turns out the youngest airman dropped her turkey while taking out of the oven. Guess what she didů She TOSSED it. Whoa, everyone else, including myself, told her that she was crazy to toss a free COOKED turkey in the trash. We all said that we would have washed it off and stuck it back into the oven to finish it off.

Kids.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #20)

Sat May 10, 2014, 07:21 PM

24. aw no, you can wash off a turkey sufficiently to serve

my dad was a depression survivor, my mum a WWII survivor......I would be unable to toss that turkey

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:11 PM

22. Kiss it better and serve that bad boy!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 06:29 PM

23. As Julia Child in that flawless accent once said after dropping a chicken...

"Remember, you're the only one in the kitchen!"

Bon Appetit!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 07:37 PM

25. Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant would say serve it.

I've seen much worse things.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #25)

Sat May 10, 2014, 07:48 PM

26. yup.

especially if someone was waiting for it.
the only thing i ever saw that DIDN'T get salvaged was if there was broken glass involved

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 07:53 PM

27. It would be considered wrong to actually serve the parts that touched the floor... n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:48 PM

29. That's why you cook turkey skin-on

Pick it up, peel off the skin, discard same, serve turkey. The hide protects the meat from floor cooties.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:10 PM

30. 2 questions: are you serious? and why do you ask? n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 11:07 PM

31. Does the 5 second rule still count?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 11:26 PM

32. 1 - Quick Rinse, 2 - Put Back in the Oven

3 - Baste it with the juices
4 - Wait 10 minutes
5 - Take it out again and let it rest.

Hell yeah.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 11, 2014, 08:06 AM

33. serve it

i hope no one here finds out what happens to the food you eat at restaurants, even high priced ones.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 11, 2014, 10:46 AM

35. In that condition I doubt it could eat anything you serve it, but you could give it a try

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 11, 2014, 12:55 PM

36. I'd serve it.

To be honest, I usually cook a turkey in a cooking bag anyway--so it'd probably be a mess, but not really compromised.

Even if I did roast that bird without a bag, I'd still serve it. Rinse off the outside, pop it back in the oven for a few, let it rest again, and serve it up. I saw that happen with a Prime Rib one time in a restaurant kitchen. That Prime was a bit too overcooked, but nobody really complained that it wasn't rare enough. (If anything, it always seemed like we needed more Medium Well Primes anyway.)

I guess I worked in restaurants for too many years to sweat the small stuff.



Laura

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 11, 2014, 09:59 PM

38. Serve it (nt)

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