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Feb 26, 2013 08:36 PM

Need advice on baking raw, frozen pork

I make something with raw pork that I put in puff pastry and froze because I didn't have time to cook it at the time and there was too much. Now I wonder how I should cook it. What temperature and time should I use in the oven, and is baking the best option?

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  1. Shouldn't you just defrost it and bake it as normal?

    3 Replies
    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

      Yes, I think defrosting and baking is best, but will defrosting make the puff pastry soggy? I'll give it a try and see what happens. Thanks, all.

      1. re: fifiefofum

        Sometime when foods are stored in the freezer for a long period of time and frost and ice can form on the foods. In which case, you will need to brush off the ice, or they will soak up the puff pastry as it melts. Other than this, I think it should be fine.

    2. If your dish is put into the oven while still frozen, there is a distinct possibility that the puff pastry will be way overcooked by the time the pork within is cooked.

      Defrost first in the refrigerator then use whatever baking instructions you would have followed when making the dish.