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What to store veal stock in?

Dio di Romanese Jan 1, 2007 09:43 PM

Im deffinatley going to have some stock left over when I make it for the first time, im going to freeze it so what will be good to seal it in?

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    surferbettygal Jan 1, 2007 10:20 PM

    a glass jar? You can buy mason jars at shops such as AC Moore or Michael's. I'd also suggest maybe a plastic container like you get soup in at a chinese restaurant.

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    1. re: surferbettygal
      Dio di Romanese Jan 1, 2007 10:22 PM

      glass in the freezer? not the best idea

      1. re: Dio di Romanese
        Andiereid Jan 1, 2007 10:46 PM

        Oh lordy, I did glass in the freezer once. All it took for me. I'd do ziploc.

    2. hotoynoodle Jan 1, 2007 10:43 PM

      i always portion out stocks into ziplock bags and freeze them flat. saves space.

      glass doesn't go in the freezer safely, and those to-go containers aren't always airtight.

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        Docshiva Jan 1, 2007 10:52 PM

        You can find glass jars made for freezing, they have straight sides. I reduce my veal stock to a demiglace, freeze in a shallow bowl, then remove it from the bowl and vacuum seal it. Or, you can freeze it in a Ziploc-type freezer bag, but try to suck out the air and store it rolled tight to avoid freezer burn. You'll have demiglace readily available, and you can reconstitute it to stock when needed.

        1. tuqueboy Jan 2, 2007 05:15 AM

          freeze it in your ice-cube tray, then pop out the cubes and put em in a ziploc bag.

          1. JMF Jan 2, 2007 03:03 PM

            Another option are the several use, disposable, tupperware type containers. They stack well in the freezer and work great. Also they can go straight to the microwave and come in various sizes. I like the flat ones that are around 1"x4"x4" to use with reduced stocks. I wash them in the dishwasher and use them many times.

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