Concerned: I microwaved potato wedges from room temperature?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by Jarod T, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Jarod T

    Jarod T

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a question, I just came to the realisation of what I have done. This week in work has been stressful and so tiring that today on my day of I fell asleep after cooking tortellini and potato wedges for lunch at 12:00 am and I decided in a half sleep state to grab another bowl of tortellini and potato wedges around 5 hours later -> reheated them in the microwave.

    The problem here lies in the storage temperature. I sealed them in a container at around 2:00pm but I forgot to put them in the fridge. Should I be concerned? I know baked potatoes should be refrigerated within an hour or 2 after cooking. And to be reheated above 60 degrees.

    But I don't think microwaves go that high. Since the spicy wedges are potatoes I am stressing over if I get a rare but possible bacteria in the form of botulism.

    Although I would like you guys to ease my worries but I also want the blunt truth. I am so torn.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this :)
  2. rick alan

    rick alan

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    Microwaves don't go that hi???? Aside from that, I don't know anyone getting sick from potatoes, period. So if you're not dead by now I suppose you'll be ok.
  3. sgsvirgil


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    You will be fine. If eating potato wedges that have been sitting out for several hours were a danger, college students would've gone extinct a long time ago. :)
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