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Jan 19, 2009 05:32 AM

Leftover Osso Buco kept out all night

Do you think we should throw it out?

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  1. It depends what temperature the meat was left out at. If it was left out in a very cool place, maybe there is a chance it is okay. I've been known to eat stuff I retardedly left out overnight...haha.

    1. It will be fine. We get this question all time on these boards and there is never any consensus but I can tell you many of us do this all the time and none of us have gotten sick.

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      1. re: KTinNYC

        that's because the ones who died can't post about it :)

        Yes this is one where there are vast differences of opinion. I for one am not all that fussy, but I'd throw it out. Something much like this happened a couple years ago and it caused some severe marital difficulties (since my DH is the one who does cleanup and didn't see the pot). But in the end it's your gut feeling (ha ha) that you have to go with.

          1. re: DGresh

            There needs to be a special section devoted to "left out food". Whadda ya think?

            1. re: Scargod

              We could call it "The "stupid tax" we pay for drinking too much wine the night before."

              1. re: Veggo

                That's as good as any title. When SO and I were first living together, food was left out a lot. A lot got eaten later. Still tastes good.

        1. Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 or 10 minutes, then chill immediately. It will be fine. That's a long-cooked food so it won't be harmed by additional simmering.

          1. Unless it was really hot in your kitchen overnight, I'd just stick it in the fridge in the morning after I noticed and eat it. Done it before, too.

            1. What does it smell like? If it smells like osso buco it should be okay. I'd eat it for lunch. Otherwise, I'd put it in the fridge. I've left all kinds of things out over the years because I don't like to reheat certain things after they've been chilled (fried chicken, prime rib).