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Old 11-24-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
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Breadcrumbs

After opening, refrigerate or not? How long is the shelf life?

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Old 11-24-2007, 06:08 AM   #2
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I don't refrigerate mine. Never even considered it to be truthful. Getting them cold would risk making them a bit soggy wouldn't it? As to shelf-life, I use the expiry date as a guide only. Smell, look and taste is the only way I tell. I've had my packet in the range of years and for the purposes I use it for, it has been fine. If I was trying to be fancy or using toasted, I would make my own as required.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
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I have some Italian breadcrumbs that have already been opened and half used. Just wondering if it were safe to use the rest.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:15 AM   #4
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To the look and smell okay? If so, taste em. If they are a bit stale, you can try to refresh in the oven. If they don't taste nice at any stage before they are cooked, they won't later on either.

I opened a box of corn chips last night and they had expired. They were stale but I thought they may have still been alright if I covered em up with enough stuff. Nope. The glue from the box had tainted them and they were horrible. Luckily there was enough in the toppings to just eat those parts and chuck the chips. My point being that some things are just gone no matter what you do but you can sometimes salvage.
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Was thinking of doing a meatloaf .. will check the crumbs before I use them. :-)

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Old 11-24-2007, 07:32 AM   #6
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I've never had meatloaf but you use them as a thickener don't you? Not as a crumb? Provided they don't have a taint to them and they still look, feel, smell etc right, you probrably okay cos it will get absorbed into the meat mixture. When I put them in hamburgers, I don't even know that they are there. Assuming similar with meatloaf.
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Similar .. :-)


Using breadcrumbs is a good way to stretch ground beef. Too expensive nowadays.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:13 AM   #8
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I never put them in the fridge and I have never had them go back. the ones in my pantry right now have been there (opened) for many months. My wife just used them for a meatloaf a few weeks ago and they were as good as the day we bought them.
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Doesn't it scare you that food lasts that long? If it preserves the bread crumbs, I wonder if it's preserving us too? LoL
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Doesn't it scare you that food lasts that long? If it preserves the bread crumbs, I wonder if it's preserving us too? LoL
Nope doesn't scare me one bit. What is wrong if it does preserve you? Better than doing the opposite
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