How long can fermenting hot peppers sit in the fridge?

I have been using a variation of this recipe for years:
http://www.bonappetit.com...

It has you ferment chilis and salt for 2 days on the counter. My husband starting this and then went out of town, and they ended up in the fridge for... 2 weeks. They well a little funky, but they are supposed to smell a little funky. Should we toss them?

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Ben M. October 17, 2016
Because they are in the fridge they will be perfectly fine I think. Sounds like you are well on your way to making a fermented chili paste if you mash them. I bet it will be delicious. I would just add a little sugar like one to two tsp to any dish you use the peppers to help balance the flavors.
 
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