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Pork chops (marinating) -- how long can I keep them in the fridge?

Started 1277381368.95 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1277491550.723 by librarianjen

Hi! I marinated some pork chops that I had just opened, on Wednesday morning. We ended up not being home - and now, I want to grill them Friday evening. Is that too long to be in the fridge, marinating??? That's 3 days. :( I guess I could freeze them right now, and set them in the fridge Friday morning?

Thanks so much for any help...

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librarianj­en1277391603.692573 PostsRegistered 11/5/2006


LeslieR1277393214.103316 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I think they should be fine on Fri evening - what sort of marinade are you using?

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librarianj­en1277394422.1872573 PostsRegistered 11/5/2006

Thanks! I too think they'll be fine, but I just didn't plan on them in there that long. I just mixed water, soy sauce, oil, freshly pressed garlic, and jerk seasoning.

bobhurley1277474904.24784 PostsRegistered 7/24/2005

Jen: Those chops should be just fine this evening. Most marinades have some acid, which retards the growth of bad stuff. I've seen lots of recipes that say to marinate (in the fridge, of course) for two days. The worst thing that might happen is the texture might get a little mushy.

librarianj­en1277491550.7232573 PostsRegistered 11/5/2006

Bob, thanks so much!

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