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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:53

I bought some minced lamb samosas from the Sainsbury's deli yesterday.

I microwaved them for 30 seconds, and they were nommy.

I bought some more from Sainsbury's fresh section (they seem identical to the deli ones from what I can tell) and the packaging doesn't state that they can be eaten hot or cold. It states "Not suitable for microwaving".

Do you think this is only because it would impair the texture (if so, I don't care about that, I'm happy for them to be "soggy"), or because the product is uncooked?

It says to put in the oven for 18 minutes, which is quite a while in my opinion and suggests to me they're uncooked, or perhaps partially cooked.

The deli ones yesterday had brown mince meat inside and not red, so I presume they were at least partially cooked. They tasted fine.

Hmm! Thoughts?




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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:59

If it says for 18 minutes in the oven, then I wouldn't microwave them, as something is clearly cooking rather than warming.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:04

If it says for 18 minutes in the oven, then I wouldn't microwave them, as something is clearly cooking rather than warming.

That was my first thought also, but then again Pukka Pies always tell you to oven cook them for 25 minutes or so, but they can be microwaved just fine (just as chippies do). So that made me unsure.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:10

I don't think they 'cook' for 18 minutes in an oven, possibly finish cooking a partial cooked samosa?

My Mum cooks hers in a fryer.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:16

I would say open a bag of crisps if you can't wait 18 minutes for a samosa. :laugh:

EDIT: I wouldn't microwave them, myself.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:19

EDIT: I wouldn't microwave them, myself.

 

Me either.  He can cook his own food ;)



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:22

I would say open a bag of crisps if you can't wait 18 minutes for a samosa. :laugh:

EDIT: I wouldn't microwave them, myself.

I'm at work, there is no oven.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:42

I'm at work, there is no oven.

This is one of the biggest dilemmas this forum has ever faced.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:46

This is one of the biggest dilemmas this forum has ever faced.

I didn't say it was a dilemma, I was just explaining why it wasn't as simple as not being able to wait 18 minutes as Intrinsica inferred.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:56

I didn't say it was a dilemma, I was just explaining why it wasn't as simple as not being able to wait 18 minutes as Intrinsica inferred.

 

A good tecchie always managed to "find a way"...



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:58

As an Indian, I can assure you that Samosa is always deep fried. Never baked or grilled.

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:58

A good tecchie always managed to "find a way"...

I've tried breathing on them a few times, but it didn't really work.

Since microwaves cook food, maybe I should just stick them in for a minute each and be done with it?

As an Indian, I can assure you that Samosa is always fried. Never baked or grilled.

How does that help me in my current situation? :p

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:58

<damn it, Invision>

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:02

I think you are ok with microwaving them, although they are likely to turn out a little soggy and go hard very quickly.

You'd be better off baking them though.

 

If they can be eaten cold then they are cooked, at least enough to be eaten.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:04

If they can be eaten cold then they are cooked, at least enough to be eaten.

 

Oh yeah, that was sorta obvious! :)