Palm Shortening - how long does it last?
I have this [URL="http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_palm_shortening.htm"]palm shortening,[/URL] which I purchased from Tropical Traditions about 18 months ago. That seems like a long time to have any food product. I bought it originally to make [URL="http://www.primal-palate.com/2010/12/grain-free-gingerbread-men.html"]these Christmas cookies, [/URL]which by the way, were fantastic.
Anyway, a gallon of shortening is a lot, and since I only use a dollop here and there, I still have about half a tub. I keep it in my pantry -- our house stays at about 75 or little warmer in summer months and upper 60s in winter months.
How can I tell if it's ok to use? It doesn't smell rancid, but maybe I just can't tell...??
I want to use it to fry yuca chips, [URL="http://video.about.com/latinfood/How-to-Make-Yucca-Chips.htm"]like this![/URL]