Did you know that rubbing your chicken down with lemon juice kills e-coli?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
December 30, 2006 2:15pm CST
It is true. Fresh lemon is the best but just using lemon juice from a bottle also works. You can rinse it off afterwards but I have found that it gives a new and deliciously subtle flavor to your chicken and it works well to make the flour breading stick when you are frying it.
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• United States
30 Dec 06
That's good to know. I always rubbed my chicken with lemon slices for the flavor (the hubs loves lemon chicken). Never thought to do it with fried chicken--usually use mayonaise for that. I wonder if that would work with fresh spinach. I haven't been able to get fresh spinach anywhere since the ecoli outbreak last summer, so I guess it really doesn't matter. Thank you for sharing.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Yes it seems the only place that you are going to get fresh spinach is if you grow it yourself. Although for my kidney stones they reocommend that I cut back on the spinach anyway as the sediment that you cannot seem to get out of it contributes to kidney stone formation.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Holy cow! I had no idea. Thanks for sharing that too. Are you by chance studying nutrition?
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I didn't know that lemon had anto-bacterial qualities. I did know however that it is an anti-oxidant. If you slice apple for instance, for a fruit-salad, squeeze lemon juice over it, and it will prevent the apple going brown as well as taste delicious.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
30 Dec 06
That's a great tip thanks. It also works well to keep the color in your strawberries as you sweat them with sugar for strawberry shortcake.
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
2 Jan 07
hei! that is agreat tips! thank you.
@slimes (354)
• Ukraine
1 Jan 07
Sure,Lemon has acidic content which can really be effective on e-coli
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Yes it does, it is really effective and it tastes great too.
@umavarma1 (926)
• India
31 Dec 06
e coli?what is it?
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
31 Dec 06
it is a bacteria that occurs in chicken that can make you sick or even kill you.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 Dec 06
GET OUT!! really? well hot damn I'll have to remember that! thanks...did you knwo that if you cut an onion on your cutting board or counter, rubbing it with vinegar will get rid of the onion smell afterwards and having a candle lit while cutting onions prevents crying...ALSO if you simmer vinegar in water while cooking stinky stuff it takes the odor out of the air.. LOL I love household tips
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
30 Dec 06
those are some great tips that you so much for sharing them!
@Lady_Vincy (1540)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I found that out about 2 months ago. It's agood tip for all people.
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
That's a very nice information you made here. It's very informative, that helps me a lot since Im fond of cooking.
@jompach (97)
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
lemon is not much abundant in the philippines, is calamansi an alternative?