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Help! Did I ruin my turkey??

Eggsimus MaximusEggsimus Maximus Posts: 17
edited 1:03PM in EggHead Forum
I picked up an 18lb bird late last night. I put it on the counter while I put up the rest of the groceries. I got busy doing other stuff and fell asleep with the turkey on the counter. It was out for about 8 hours.

It was still very cold to the touch, but the outside was definitely thaw. I didn't take it out of the packaging so I'm not sure if the inside of the bird was still frozen.

What should I do? Buy a new one or move forward with what I've got?


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i just tossed mine., butit was already thawed and sat out about 16 hours at 75 degrees...

    mine is toast. but honestly, yours is the way we always thawed our turkey :whistle:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • if it was frozen, i would move forward with the one that you have....if it was fresh, I would not.
  • Frozen? You are fine! :)
    Fresh? Start with a new bird! :sick:


    Opppsss. Wrong spot, sorry
  • MikeeMikee Posts: 268
    Froozen you are fine.
    Fresh, cook it for the in-laws.
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