Can I Eat It: Cooked Meat Edition
May 6, 2014 10:39 AM Subscribe
Is it OK to eat carnitas that has been sitting out overnight?
posted by Sara C. to Food & Drink (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I didn't clean the kitchen before bed last night and left out a ziploc baggie of un-shredded carnitas (so, basically roast pork). I bought it on Friday, used most of it in a recipe, and it was in the fridge between Friday night and Monday evening.
Because it's still in the plastic bag and not shredded, it's not dried out or anything. I'm more worried about food safety than taste, as I will know immediately if it doesn't taste good.
I am not that squeamish about food safety, which is why I throw it to you guys, the voices of hygienic reason.