A fowl odor. How do I get rid of it?
September 4, 2011 11:39 AM Subscribe
Shooting for the weirdest food question of the year -- how do I get the smell of varsol out of a chicken?
posted by liquado to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Okay, I'm not quite as stupid as it might sound -- I didn't wash my food in it.
Frozen whole chicken was taken out to defrost in the basement in the food sink overnight, and the laundry sink next to it had a dish of varsol with brushes soaking in it. This morning, getting ready to put in the smoker, we discover the chicken smells like varsol. I've scrubbed it with vinegar, rinsed it thoroughly, left it soaking in cold water for over an hour, and it still has a distinct varsol smell.
So, the question is....is there any way I can get the smell out, or should I even bother? I'm highly leaning towards tossing it, but it's organic and free-range, and wasn't cheap. If there's some way to salvage it that doesn't mean it tastes like paintbrushes, I'd be up for trying it.