I just made these awesome bacon bits. They came perfect, but I am not sure if I should store them overnight in the refrigerator, or leave them out in a quart container over night. Any thoughts?
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I'd store in the refrigerator just to be safe. They sound great. Enjoy!
When I get done frying up some bacon bits (I dice 5 or 6 slices of frozen bacon and then fry them), I set them in a little bowl with a paper towel folded in the bottom. I leave them next to the stove to nibble on or toss into something I'm cooking. I don't have any problem leaving them there for a week, though they generally don't last that long!
Definitely store in the refrigerator. Bacon can become rancid very quickly, especially when left in a warm kitchen during the summer. I won't even go into insects that would also find bacon bits delicious and oh dear, rats!
I would put in a zip lock bag in the fridge. You can even freeze if you want.
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In the winter you could probably keep them on your counter, but in the summer I'd be worried they'd attract insects and worse.
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