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Cooked potatoes left on bench overnight?
Can they go off?


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#1 ABabyPlease

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Yes, this does sound silly even to me... but...

I left cooked potatoes (drained) on the stove overnight.  It was about 20 degrees here last night.  They were put in the fridge this morning.  I want to use them for potato salad tonight.  

Will they be OK?

#2 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

I wouldn't. 20 degrees is perfect for bacteria. And another pot of potatoes is easy enough to boil.

#3 yellowtulips74

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I have no idea, but I do remember a case a few years ago when heaps of people in an extended family got food poisoning after a family party.  From memory, there were lots of curries and such things containing meat - they tested all the food and found it was actually the rice (which had been left out of the fridge) which was the culprit.

You just never know.  Personally I wouldn't risk it.




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