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.. to have still cooked the lasagne?

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FacelikeaBagofHammers Wed 12-Apr-17 16:56:02

Very proud of myself to have thrown together a huge lasagne from scratch while also working from home. Freshly cooked bechemel sauce, homecooked sauce .. I was putting on the final layer of pasta sheets ready for the oven and noticed 2 of those bloody tiny wheat mites crawling on them!!!

So there was already a layer of pasta sheets (from the same box) in the middle of the lasagne -and it would have been ruined if I had to have dug them out-

So ..... what would you have done?

I know this is so gross.

TwentyCups Wed 12-Apr-17 16:56:56

I would have binned it. I would have been gutted to do so, but I couldn't eat it now.

Ilovecakeallday Wed 12-Apr-17 16:57:53

Ewww!!! Definitely would have binned it.

Karmin Wed 12-Apr-17 16:57:54

Cooked it, extra protein and not harmful anyway

GuinessPunch Wed 12-Apr-17 16:57:58

Erm not eaten it.

shirleycartersaidso Wed 12-Apr-17 16:58:13

I I wouldn't be able to eat it but I'm a wimp!

Karmin Wed 12-Apr-17 16:58:37

As long as you cook it thoroughly I don't see the issue though!

SquatBetty Wed 12-Apr-17 16:59:06

Flicked the mites off and cooked it. What are wheat mites anyway?

The cooking process would completely disintegrate any other mites that may have been on the lower pasta sheets.

alltouchedout Wed 12-Apr-17 16:59:56

Cooked it. Without shame.

FacelikeaBagofHammers Wed 12-Apr-17 17:00:22

Feeling slightly sick at the thoughts of it tbh, but then again, it does smell delicious. hmm

Timeforabiscuit Wed 12-Apr-17 17:00:54

Would have still cooked it, extra protein, only difference was that you saw them grin

HicDraconis Wed 12-Apr-17 17:01:07

You're cooking it at 180-200 for at least 30-45 mins I assume - that'll kill the mites. What I don't know is whether they leave toxins behind which may not be destroyed in the cooking process.

That said I'd probably have cooked it & crossed my fingers smile

OooohHorlicks Wed 12-Apr-17 17:01:32

I want to be pragmatic and say "Did you wash the mites off? Then it's fine. Don't sweat it."

But in my head I am thinking "That's minging. I am never ever ever coming to your house for tea and cake, not ever."

BeIIatrixLeStrange Wed 12-Apr-17 17:02:16

no way would I feed that to my family

OhTheRoses Wed 12-Apr-17 17:02:22

Weevils. Cook well. Enjoy.

Timeforabiscuit Wed 12-Apr-17 17:03:40

I vannot remeber where i read this, and it is very likely to be complete bollocks, but i read that up to 10% of dried pasta is made up of small insects like you describe as the way the wheat is stored means it gets infested fairly regularly.

Chirrup5 Wed 12-Apr-17 17:04:12

Probably cooked it but only fed it to DH wink

witsender Wed 12-Apr-17 17:05:05

Cooked it and enjoyed every bit. Never waste lasagne.

frieda909 Wed 12-Apr-17 17:05:06

It won't do you any harm! Whether or not you actually want to eat it now is entirely your call, but there's no need to worry about it making you ill or anything.

There are actual guidelines out there detailing the 'acceptable' levels of insect remnants (and other nasty things) that can be found in flour etc, it doesn't make for pleasant reading but the point is we probably all eat the odd mite every now and again and remain in blissful ignorance!

Greycat11 Wed 12-Apr-17 17:06:00

They eat a lot worse on I'm A Celebrity and don't get to cook them!
Will be fine, really want some lasagne now....

FacelikeaBagofHammers Wed 12-Apr-17 17:08:09

I definitely wouldn't be worried about it making me sick. It's just a bit gross. Good point though frieda.

The top layer of sheets was from a brand new insect free box.

I had to do some cutting of the first layer of sheets to fit in the tin, so I probably would have noticed if there loads of them, possibly one or two made it in. And it's a big lasagne.

FacelikeaBagofHammers Wed 12-Apr-17 17:09:00

Not looking forward to having to clean out the entire dry goods press tonight. Vile.

icanteven Wed 12-Apr-17 17:11:33

I'd absolutely cook at eat it. You're eating dead cow parts in a lasagne anyway (I'm a meat eater, I'm just sayin') so it's a bit late to start getting squicked out about a couple of miniscule wee mites.

Floggingmolly Wed 12-Apr-17 17:11:36

I've never heard of wheat mites??

FacelikeaBagofHammers Wed 12-Apr-17 17:12:00

Bahahahha I never even made that connection icanteven

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