Basically looking for “tried & true” information/links to sites on food freezing. Often those of us who live alone and/or can’t afford to partake of some of the larger (and cheaper) family size buys, as for example Aldi sells, are unaware we can freeze some things, eg I only recently found I could buy a large pack of fresh pasta, freeze it in smaller packs, and it comes out fine. Googled a bit on freezing the smoked ham but info varies a bit. So a few go to info sites would be useful. Thanks in advance
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Thank you for your post and ideas. I’m sure many others will share their experience and ideas here.
It freezes very well if in well sealed packaging (best to have cling film tight around it or a plastic bag with no air - to preveht surface frst burns or icing). When thawing, it does produce a little fluid, but doesn’t significantly impact on the quality. We do this regularly with hams…and was done yesterday…splitting a large ham into friendlier sizes.
Another is fresh herbs - don’t waste them or let them go off in the fridge. Place in ice cube , fill with water and freeze. Keep frozen and use directly in cooking.
Choice has a number of articles on what you can freeze:
Many thanks for this.
Very helpful advice - much appreciated! Now I will buy that triple smoked ham I saw! Thank you.
I am repeating something I have said before but I can’t find the previous. Each year I buy a ham that will be far too big to be consumed at Christmas or in the days following. While it is still fresh I cut all the remaining meat off and pack it in smallish vacuum freezer bags. I then have lunches and snacks for months.
You can get good full leg ham for around $14/kg, even though you lose some to fat and bone it is still cheaper than sliced ham at the deli at $25-30 and often better quality. So I have a nice ham on the table for partying, a supply of good cheap ham in the freezer and no wasted meat.
Many thanks. I have often wondered about advantages of vacuum packed as against freezer bags, but also concerns about use of even more plastic