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LauVevey 23.01.2020 14:11

Buying Grill Chicken
 
hello all I bought grill chicken from Migros. I found there is thread/band tied to chicken legs which seems to be made of rubber/elastic thread.
When it is grilled , wont the plastic/rubber melt into the food?
Is it a normal thread or a elastic thread ?
iam not sure on that , just asking if someone noticed

Guest 23.01.2020 14:14

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Originally Posted by LauVevey (Post 3139872)
hello all I bought grill chicken from Migros. I found there is thread/band tied to chicken legs which seems to be made of rubber/elastic thread.
When it is grilled , wont the plastic/rubber melt into the food?
Is it a normal thread or a elastic thread ?
iam not sure on that , just asking if someone noticed

Yes, just pull it off. It usually winds all the way around the chicken, under the wings, too.

I take it off because I normally stuff the chicken with some garlic and herbs, etc. For cooking, you don't need it.

Traubert 23.01.2020 14:25

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This is standard trussing of the chicken and it's called trussing twine. It's perfectly safe to cook, however I used to remove it primarily because I found that i got a more even roast.

Chuff 23.01.2020 14:30

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Originally Posted by LauVevey (Post 3139872)
hello all I bought grill chicken from Migros. I found there is thread/band tied to chicken legs which seems to be made of rubber/elastic thread.
When it is grilled , wont the plastic/rubber melt into the food?
Is it a normal thread or a elastic thread ?
iam not sure on that , just asking if someone noticed

Congrats, you are the first person ever to notice the mystery of the elastic chicken string. Just think, all of this time people have been eating melted rubber in their chicken without realizing. :D

Guest 23.01.2020 17:22

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Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3139880)
Congrats, you are the first person ever to notice the mystery of the elastic chicken string. Just think, all of this time people have been eating melted rubber in their chicken without realizing. :D


....and there i was thinking all Swiss chickens had tape worms, well that is a relief, i must say. :D

bowlie 23.01.2020 17:38

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Originally Posted by Traubert (Post 3139877)
This is standard trussing of the chicken and it's called trussing twine. It's perfectly safe to cook, however I used to remove it primarily because I found that i got a more even roast.

The trick is to move the string from around the legs and put it around the popes nose (sorry donít know the right name). This allows the legs to spread and cook on their insides.

Tom1234 23.01.2020 17:59

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3139943)
The trick is to move the string from around the legs and put it around the popes nose (sorry donít know the right name). This allows the legs to spread and cook on their insides.

Surely, one of the reasons for trussing the legs is, as they have a smaller mass than the body of the chicken, they don't over-cook before the body is done?

st2lemans 23.01.2020 19:41

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3139949)
Surely, one of the reasons for trussing the legs is, as they have a smaller mass than the body of the chicken, they don't over-cook before the body is done?

Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child).

When you spatchcock a bird, the breast stays in the middle so that it cooks less, the legs and thighs to the outside so that they cook more.

Tom

Tom1234 23.01.2020 20:27

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3139980)
Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child).


Tom

So I've been doing it right all these years, with the same end result, but for the wrong reason!

Guest 23.01.2020 20:32

Re: Buying Grill Chicken
 
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3139980)
Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child).

When you spatchcock a bird, the breast stays in the middle so that it cooks less, the legs and thighs to the outside so that they cook more.

Tom

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3139995)
So I've been doing it right all these years, with the same end result, but for the wrong reason!




**ck me, you two finally agreeing on something ?

st2lemans 23.01.2020 20:39

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**ck me, you two finally agreeing on something ?
I think that as long as the smoking involves meat and not cigs, we are cool!

Tom

MusicChick 23.01.2020 20:41

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3139980)
Legs (dark meat) take longer to cook, the body (white meat) less.

Been doing it for nearly 50 years (I learnt as a child)

I bet you were grilling your dinners before you could talk!

st2lemans 23.01.2020 20:45

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I bet you were grilling your dinners before you could talk!

I started at 6 or 7.

Used to do whole turkeys once a month at university.

Tom

Belgianmum 23.01.2020 20:51

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3139943)
The trick is to move the string from around the legs and put it around the popes nose (sorry donít know the right name).

The Parsonís nose is what we always called it.

st2lemans 23.01.2020 20:59

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3140005)
The Parsonís nose is what we always called it.

You are clearly protestant!

Tom

MusicChick 23.01.2020 20:59

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3140001)
I started at 6 or 7.

Used to do whole turkeys once a month at university.

Tom

How long did it take you to eat it?

st2lemans 23.01.2020 20:59

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3140008)
How long did it take you to eat it?

A week or less (we were in four).

Tom

MusicChick 23.01.2020 21:01

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Sounds like great uni years :D

Mine were pepsi to keep me awake :(

Traubert 24.01.2020 06:26

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3140001)
I started at 6 or 7.

Used to do whole turkeys once a month at university.

Tom

You were in University by 6 or 7?

Chuff 24.01.2020 07:34

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Originally Posted by Traubert (Post 3140044)
You were in University by 6 or 7?

Of course he was. It's Tom we're talking about.

He learnt to walk at 4 months old, speak at 6 months old, killed his first wild animal (a bear which he killed with a small twig, I believe) at 3 years old and then was so virile and mature for his age that he looked like a fully grown man and became a father at 7 years old. The rest is history.


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