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Freezing pimento cheese question

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laredo Jul 22, 2011 02:57 PM

Can you freeze a pimento cheese sandwich with good results?

Thanks for your help.

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    jjjrfoodie Jul 22, 2011 06:43 PM

    If freezing just the spread/pimento cheese itself, it should hold up well if wrapped in air tight plastic and then bagged.

    If you want to freeze a whole or partial sandwich, bread can often be an "iffy" component with a non predictable outcome when thawed.

    If freezing a whole or partial sandwich, I'd thaw in the fridge and then pan fry on both sides in a dab of butter or olive oil prior to consuming to crisp up the bread.

    Other option is to reuse the hot pocket microwave sleeves.

    Bread freezes adequately on it's own. When moisture or a filling is introduced, if not flash frozen at really low temps, the outcome is unpredictable.

    1. l
      laredo Jul 23, 2011 06:07 PM

      Thank you kindly for the detailed reply.

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        Sherri Jul 23, 2011 06:12 PM

        Success could depend on your pimento cheese. Mayonnaise does not freeze well, it can separate. If your P cheese contains mayo, the texture could be affected. The taste will remain stable but appearance might change. Try it and get back to us with your results, please.

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        1. re: Sherri
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          laredo Jul 25, 2011 03:18 PM

          Since it sounded as if this was an iffy idea, I didn't try it.

          Probably won't have the need again, but I also would like someone to report, should they try it.

          Thanks for your response.

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