For how long does fatty pig skin stay good in the fridge?
June 18, 2008 1:35 PM   Subscribe

For how long does fatty pig skin stay good in the fridge?

For re-seasoning my old cast-iron frying pain, I got some pig fat from the butcher, with the skin still on it. After having postponed the job for five days, I moved the fatty skin from the fridge to the freezer. Is it still good?
posted by Anything to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yes. Or so I say.
You're seasoning, which requires high heat.
I wouldn't worry.
posted by Seamus at 1:40 PM on June 18, 2008

You betcha. Makes for some outstanding Chinese festival dishes. It's still ok for your purposes.
posted by pandanom at 1:43 PM on June 18, 2008

Best answer: Lard will keep a couple weeks in the fridge and longer in the freezer. Fat will still go rancid in the freezer but the process will take longer -- you can help this by removing as much air from the storage bag as you can, as oxygen helps rancidify the fats.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:46 PM on June 18, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by Anything at 2:26 PM on June 18, 2008

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