Can I freeze homemade deli meats?
- grandgourmand Mar 16, 2009 12:34 PM
I'm planning on making homemade deli meats. Partly for cost, but mostly for enjoyment of a better quality product and another excuse to use my smoker. I would brine a whole turkey breast, pork loin, etc. However, my weekly needs are relatively modest. Maybe 200 grams per week. Can I freeze luncheon meats successfully? Or does the texture get ruined? Ideally, I'd slice it and freeze it. And I have a Foodsaver for vac packing.
Well, I've been meaning to do this stuff for a while. Ever since I was a kid, actually (love sandwiches). Now I've got a smoker and a foodsaver, it's all coming together. Need a slicer at some point, but I've got a smoked salmon knife that can help with thin slices.
Do you freeze yours in slices or chunks?