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Old 11-11-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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Thawing Turkey

Although I fear I know the answer to my question, I will ask it anyway. I was hopeing to thaw a turkey quickly so put it in water in the evening. I ended up falling asleep and after waking up - the water is very cool to the touch but I suspect it would now be unsafe to cook the turkey.

What are everyone's thoughts?

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Old 11-11-2006, 05:28 AM   #2
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Although I fear I know the answer to my question, I will ask it anyway. I was hopeing to thaw a turkey quickly so put it in water in the evening. I ended up falling asleep and after waking up - the water is very cool to the touch but I suspect it would now be unsafe to cook the turkey.

What are everyone's thoughts?
I myself would not be afraid to cook this bird, since your water is still cool.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:42 AM   #3
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I agree; I fear more the fear-mongers who state that you shouldn't cook the turkey! It should be just fine.

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Old 11-11-2006, 06:01 AM   #4
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I will even bet that the turkey is not even thawed in the middle. It is fine.
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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I agree with all of the others; especially what Gretchen said about the middle probably still being frozen. That has happened so many times to me.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:10 AM   #6
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I grew up with my Mom thawing out all meats (and seafood!) on the counter and I'm living to talk about it - all 5 of us kids survived! Mom still thaws her food on the counter. My parents are in their 70's and as healthy as can be. Now, I would definately NOT advise this method, I thaw in the fridge and sometimes the microwave. But I am agreeing that most likely your turkey is fine..
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:12 AM   #7
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Cook the sucker. It might take a bit longer to cook though.
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Cook the sucker. It might take a bit longer to cook though.
Straight to the point ! Love it !
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:55 AM   #9
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I'd cook it but I'd run water into the cavity to thaw the inside.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:12 AM   #10
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I hate to be the stick in the mud, but if you have any doubt throw it out. Even though this phrase is almost used to much in Culinary school it has also been used in every restaurant I've worked in. Maybe its more of a restaurant thing. My older sister would be the first to agree with you about using it.
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