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    Can you freeze lunch meat?

    Nikoma
    Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:10 pm
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    My mother was given a huge amount of sliced ham. I don't eat meat and she's pretty much had her fill for right now. We can't let it go bad! Could we freeze it? I was thinking maybe if we layered it between wax paper in serving sizes...but I don't know if it will get watery or funny. Any suggestions?
    Erindipity
    Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:25 pm
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    My mom used to buy large boneless hams, slice them herself and freeze in weekly portions. I don't remember there ever being and issue with it.
    Tish
    Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:36 pm
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    I have done it several times when a good sale hits....it does get slightly watery...I'm guessing higher water content in the lunch meat variety but it's never stopped me from using it. I have been know to use it in cooked items when calling for ham. HTH icon_smile.gif
    JillAZ
    Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:37 pm
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    Ham freezes well for up to 3 months. After that, it tends to taste saltier than normal.
    MuddyMommaPottery
    Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:18 pm
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    i freeze lunch meat all the time. i buy in bulk or whole pieces and slice on my slicer, portion and freeze. i have noticed that ham i've sliced from a whole baked ham gets a little watery and the grain of the meat opens up slightly, but it's still fine. i just thaw, drain, and sautee in a pan and it's almost as good as fresh. as for the boneless sliced hams, there'll be water in the package after thawing, but after draining it's the same as before slicing IMO. maybe it's jsut the difference in how thick my slices are, the stuff cut off the bone by hand is much thicker than what i do on my slicer, but i have no idea. HTH:)
    Nikoma
    Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:04 am
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    All right then! Thanks all!
    thatchairlady
    Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:40 pm
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    "dry" lunch meats freeze very well. A few mjonths ago was making a mess-o pepperoni bread... 4 BIG loaves. Had no idea how much provolone and pepperoni I'd need, so definitely went overboard just to be safe. Had about a half lb of very thinly sliced pepperoni... a BIG pile. I divied up into 4 small packages and vacuum sealed. First pack thawed was just like the day I got it. Hard and genoa salami freeze well, too.
    CheapThrills
    Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:51 pm
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    Heck to the yeah, you can freeze ham! Aldi has black forest hams this week. Last time I didn't get any, so we were first in line today. icon_lol.gif But they put a limit of one on them, so I have to go back in a few days to get #2. I will open one this week, slice thick pieces for dinners and freeze, slice thin pieces for sandwiches and freeze in smaller portions, and chunk the ends.
    MuddyMommaPottery
    Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:08 pm
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    CheapThrills wrote:
    Heck to the yeah, you can freeze ham! Aldi has black forest hams this week. Last time I didn't get any, so we were first in line today. icon_lol.gif But they put a limit of one on them, so I have to go back in a few days to get #2. I will open one this week, slice thick pieces for dinners and freeze, slice thin pieces for sandwiches and freeze in smaller portions, and chunk the ends.


    that's the kind of ham i buy to slice w/ my slicer, works wonderfully. come to think of it i may have to go thaw some out, i'm craving a ham sandwhich now lol...
    IngridH
    Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:17 pm
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    My DH bought way too much lunch meat for a camping trip, so I took the extra packages and threw them into the freezer figuring I wasn't out anything if it wasn't great when we took it out. The roast beef was a little wet when I thawed it, but otherwise fine. Just use some paper towels to get rid of the excess liquid and enjoy. The turkey is still there, but I figure turkey is usually less wet than beef, so it should be fine when I pull it out.
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