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freezing chicken salad and ham salad

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southshoresuzy Apr 6, 2005 07:47 AM

We had a spiral ham last Sunday and have lots of it left. I was thinking of making ham salad with it. Has anyone ever frozen ham or chicken salad. Thanks for any help.

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    JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester) Apr 6, 2005 07:17 PM

    If it's mayonnaise based and you try to freeze it, you'll really wish you hadn't. The mayo will separate, leaving you with an oily mess. Vinaigrette based chicken salads *might* work, but I think that the texture would likely be affected for the worse.

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      Michelle Apr 6, 2005 12:19 PM

      Hi,

      I believe mayonniase-type dressings don't freeze well. Freeze the meat alone, then make the salad later, with the thawed meat.

      Michelle

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        MMRuth Apr 6, 2005 08:13 AM

        I haven't, but I would think that anything with mayonnaise would not freeze well. Maybe just freeze the ham and make the salad later?

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