Can I eat it? Crocked Chickpeas edition.
February 22, 2015 6:17 PM   Subscribe

Pretty basic. Tuesday or Wednesday of last week I crocked up a pound of dried chickpeas in the pot, put in the fridge immediately after.

Flavorings were veggie stock cubes. It's been in the fridge, sealed in a glass and silicone bowl/lid combo since then, pulled out once a day for 5 min to scoop some into that day's lunch.

Nearly a week on, are they still good? I had intended to freeze them Thursday night, but time slipped away and now I won't be able to freeze them until Monday night (I freeze on a pan so I can put them in a pourable bag).
posted by tilde to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
 
I refrigerate cooked chickpeas and happily eat them unless they start to get that sour moldy smell. I find this usually starts to happen after between 1 and 2 weeks. But if that hasn't happened, I say go for it.
posted by goingonit at 6:19 PM on February 22, 2015


Five or six days is definitely within the span of "I made so much food, I won't have to cook all week/I can't believe I've still got more beans to eat" for me. I think you'll be fine.
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 6:29 PM on February 22, 2015


still.tasty.com says you're good until next Tuesday.
posted by cotton dress sock at 7:04 PM on February 22, 2015


If you're not seeing signs of fermentation (small bubbles in the broth, off flavors and odors), you should still be good.
posted by slogger at 7:24 PM on February 22, 2015


At this point, you can definitely eat them for a few days, but I would not personally freeze them.
posted by cacao at 7:57 PM on February 22, 2015


It's not even a week, and they've been refrigerated. I'd totally eat them. (I'm not sure I'd freeze them, but it's probably fine. )
posted by leahwrenn at 9:38 PM on February 22, 2015


I crocked up a pound of dried chickpeas in the pot, put in the fridge immediately after.
It's been in the fridge, sealed in a glass and silicone bowl/lid combo since then

If they were brought back down to room temp (with a slightly cracked cover) before being 'sealed' then go for it!
If you closed the container while the contents were still hot and put it in the fridge, then what Slogger said.
posted by mdrew at 1:06 AM on February 23, 2015


Interesting on the "not freeze" crowd. :) Okay, well, I'll just make something chick-pea heavy tonight. And make smaller crocks in the future.

Thanks, all.
posted by tilde at 6:10 AM on February 23, 2015


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