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my oven broke and the turkey sat in the oven for 4 hrs without cooking...is it still safe to cook and eat ?

asked by Sandy Mckeon 17 days ago

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Eric Kim
Eric Kim

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added 17 days ago

Hi Sandy, if the oven was completely cold, then the CDC doesn't recommend that you cook and eat it. Here's what they say: "When the turkey is left out at room temperature for more than two hours, its temperature becomes unsafe. Bacteria can grow rapidly in the “danger zone” between 40°F and 140°F." If you can get your hands on another turkey, you could always spatchcock it (which will cook much faster)? https://food52.com/recipes...

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