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Old 11-19-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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ISO opinions on cooking bags

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Old 11-19-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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I've never used one, so I have nothing to say
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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Rarely use them and then on a very small scale.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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I've never used one. I have a tough time picturing food cooking in a plastic bag in the oven.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:18 PM   #5
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lol, thats what i was thinking..but i felt like a snob

my mom was talking about how yummy MMM good! tasty! her roast was which she puts in a plastic bag in the oven.

Hmmm.......
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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I ate a wild turkey that was cooked in one and it was good.
While "mom" was a good cook, anything she ever did in the plastic bag came out soggy and falling apart. It was a novelty back then. Called Roast and Boast I think. She played around with them for a while and fortunately gave up on them.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:28 PM   #7
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I use them once in awhile for a roast and have always had good luck and a tastey meal.

I love the way they let the veggies steam and how soft the meat turns out.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:32 PM   #8
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My mom used one for last years Turkey, came out moist and delicious. I used one on chicken breasts and my husband (who doesnt like chicken) loved them. Im cooking 2 Thanksgiving dinners using a bag for one and just roasting the other, I'll post which one we liked better.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:15 PM   #9
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I have to admit I've used them many times and they worked great. Essentially, anytime you need to bake or roast something tightly covered or you want to eliminate mess, a bag will work well. I opt for them when I'm cooking at someone else's house too because there is very little mess and it keeps the inside of the oven clean. I used to use them for my turkey at Thanksgiving but I discovered it's pretty hard to mess up a turkey and the ones I made without the bag had a nicer skin, I think. But the bagged ones were very yummy, too. I often use a crockpot liner, which is exactly the same stuff as a roasting bag.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:28 PM   #10
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My family always cooked the roast ham in it at Christmas as it doesn't need basting and ours wasn't a dressed ham. Now that I use a glaze on my hams, I don't use it anymore but will still occasionally on other roasted meats. They are definitely excellent at preventing mess and keep the meat nice and moist. They also intensify the flavour cos nothing escapes. Minimal washing up at the end, and even better, no dirty oven!! I hate cleaning ovens.
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