- monavano Oct 15, 2007 02:33 PM
I bought aroud a pound of bacon at my local farmers market recently. I opened the package tonight to cook a few pieces for the dishes I'm making. I'm worried that between now and Thursday I wont get to cook and eat it all (we're away from Friday to Wed. and I also have some turkey sausage in the fridge, leftover from the weekend).
My question is: can I freeze it uncooked? cooked?
Thanks all.....this is very $$ bacon, but damn good!
Freeze it uncooked, tightly wrapped. We eat bacon on weekends and during the week it lives in the freezer. Take it out the night before you want to use it and thaw in fridge. And I know you are not supposed to, but the fact is, we unfreeze and refreeze all the time with no apparent loss of flavor or texture and certainly no ill health effects.
I freeze uncooked bacon all the time. We get a 1 kilo package and I divide it into ziplock baggies based on the number of slices we usually eat. I can't tell any difference in the cooked flavor or texture.
I buy 2-3 pounds of bacon at a time from a local meat processor and I always freeze it. Bacon freezes well in the original shrink wrap, and once it is open, I wrap it in plastic and double seal it in a zip-lock bag.