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Would you eat 11 month old guanciale?

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ericjs Dec 12, 2012 07:33 PM

I made my own guanciale last year. It came out great (in fact I've started another batch recently). However I just found a small piece of it in my fridge. It's been, say, 11 months since it finished drying. Do I dare eat it? It's in a ziplock bag, and there is no sign of mold. It doesn't smell bad. The fat is maybe looking a little yellowish around the edges, but otherwise looks pretty much like it looked when I put it in there.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: ericjs Dec 12, 2012 07:39 PM

    Take a small bite and find out.

    1. hotoynoodle RE: ericjs Dec 12, 2012 08:14 PM

      it's cured, right? if you're confident you prepared it properly, it should be fine. peeps saved meat like this long before they had refrigerators.

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        ZoeLouise RE: ericjs Dec 12, 2012 09:50 PM

        Smell. Taste. If the fat has gone rancid you will know. As you said that there is no mold, this is the one thing which could have happened.

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          treb RE: ericjs Dec 13, 2012 07:19 AM

          Toss it, don't risk getting sick.

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