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Dec 28, 2006 07:29 PM

Freezing Smoked Meats

I received a gift of smoked meats; ham, bacon, andouille sausage, chorizo and chicken breasts. I know that I can freeze the bacon, but can I freeze the other meats? I wnt to the web-site where they are from, but there is no info on this. Also, if they can't be frozen, how long will they last?

Thanks for your help!

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    1. I've frozen them before and they do fine, as long as you make sure they're as air-tight as possible. They lost a little flavor/texture, but not that much.

      Although since they're smoked, they'll keep a pretty long time without freezing. I would think they'd probably be good for a couple of weeks, since smoking is a preservative method.

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      1. re: Andiereid

        I have smoked venison sausage in the freezer, and it holds up very well. I only pull out a link or two at a time, and it is always yummy!

      2. This may not readily apply in your case, but I had a smoked turkey breast and some smoked pork that I sliced into individual servings (well wrapped), froze, and thawed for sandwiches - did fine.

        1. Thank you all, into the freezer they will go!