I'd like to have a go at making some kind of mole, but all the recipes I have seem to make big batches. How long can I keep mole for, either in the fridge or freezer?

  • Making mole is not a small endeavor, so I'm glad you're planning on storing a big batch rather than scaling down! – Cascabel May 7 '12 at 18:35
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    Go big or go home, I always say. – ElendilTheTall May 7 '12 at 19:22
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    I'm sorry, every time I see this title, all I can think is that you've been hunting moles – Ray May 8 '12 at 11:04
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In the freezer, more-or-less indefinitely, depending on how good your freezer is. Certainly months to years.

In the fridge, it depends on the kind of mole. Quick moles (like various green moles) don't keep very long, maybe a week at most. A long-cooked mole should keep a bit longer -- up to 2 weeks -- since all of the ingredients are completely cooked.

If you're not planning to use it within a week, though, why not freeze it? The texture won't take any harm from freezing and thawing.

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