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I have run out of kitchen twine and need to tie the legs of a chicken for roasting. Can I use a long piece of cheesecloth?

asked by Bogey Cornagie over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

You could use a wooden skewer to weave through and tie it if the cheesecloth doesn't work. Good luck!


June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 3 years ago

I would probably use dental floss instead.

added over 3 years ago

Dental floss. Or make a "twine" out of aluminum foil rolled tightly. Or florist wire


Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 3 years ago

Sure, it would work just fine. I've even used thread in a pinch. A serious pinch. The objective is to bind, not necessarily what you use to bind.


amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

I don't see why you couldn't cut a thin-ish strip of cheesecloth - maybe twist it to make it more string-like - as a sub for twine. Kind of clever, actually.