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Old 04-12-2012, 3:48 PM
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You can cook them any way you like and then freeze, eg curry
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Thanks for that, think i must be having a blonde (senior) moment I just went blank
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Ditto that - you can't re-freeze raw meat, but once cooked you can freeze it for later use. Either cook in a sauce or cook it as-is and freeze to use in a meal another time. Don't overcook it the first time, you want it very slightly rare so when you re-heat it, hopefully it won't be dry. Make sure that when you re-heat it you get it properly hot all the way through.
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Old 04-12-2012, 7:02 PM
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Curry,or chicken pie with veg,my son-in-law makes a mean one with a few chicken breasts and pads it out with a tin of cream of chicken soup and some frozen mixed veg and a few chopped up mushrooms, a couple of sausages cooked and chopped up.He stir fried the lot and bunged it into a big pie dish and covered it with puff pastry it was delicious and looks just like the ones you get in a resteraunt with a big puffy lid.He made one last Friday night and it fed three adults and four hungry boys with some mashed potatos and carrots.Great way to feed the family with only three chopped up chicken breasts and a little inventiveness.DD and I were decorating her dining room at the time
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As it has changed state (raw to cooked) you can safely freeze

Ill merge this with freezing quick qs later

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Curry,or chicken pie with veg,my son-in-law makes a mean one with a few chicken breasts and pads it out with a tin of cream of chicken soup and some frozen mixed veg and a few chopped up mushrooms, a couple of sausages cooked and chopped up.He stir fried the lot and bunged it into a big pie dish and covered it with puff pastry it was delicious and looks just like the ones you get in a resteraunt with a big puffy lid.He made one last Friday night and it fed three adults and four hungry boys with some mashed potatos and carrots.Great way to feed the family with only three chopped up chicken breasts and a little inventiveness.DD and I were decorating her dining room at the time
That sounds very tasty, will def try that soon
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Hi everyone, hope your all warm and well.

just 2 questions.....

can I freeze chilli's?
can I freeze hm sausage rolls?

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Old 16-12-2012, 7:51 PM
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Yes you can

I would slice and open freeze the chillis then pop them in a freezer bag so you can use as little or as much as you need.

I would wrap the sausage rolls individually (if they are large ones) so they don't get freezer burn or pop in a bag and get most of the air out

How on earth can you have sausage rolls to freeze?!!! They always get scoffed in no time here
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Old 17-12-2012, 7:35 AM
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i froze a load of chillis but was too lazy to chop them so have frozen them whole!
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Old 17-12-2012, 12:27 PM
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I grow chillies then freeze them to use all year round. I just fill plastic freezer tubs & freeze them whole. When I want to use them, I find they chop better from frozen than they do if you try thawing them.
Re sausage rolls.....yes, you can freeze them already cooked.....just done a boxful myself for Christmas, or you can get them to the stage where they're on the baking tray ready to go in, foil & freeze them like that, then when you want to eat them, take out, brush with eggy wash or milk & bake them. You need 5 mins or so longer to allow for them being frozen, but this works really wekk too & is good way to get ahead.
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Old 17-12-2012, 1:31 PM
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I freeze chillis, ginger, herbs and lemons and limes. Chillis are easier to chop when frozen.
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Can you cook frozen chicken breasts then re freeze them to be used in sandwiches, so they wont be re cooked, they'll be eaten cold?

I can only find answers about cooking frozen chicken then refreezing and cooking it. I didn't know if it's different if the chicken isn't going to be cooked again after freezing?
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Can you cook frozen chicken breasts then re freeze them to be used in sandwiches, so they wont be re cooked, they'll be eaten cold?

I can only find answers about cooking frozen chicken then refreezing and cooking it. I didn't know if it's different if the chicken isn't going to be cooked again after freezing?
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Old 28-12-2012, 6:35 PM
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Hi, Yes I second that, you can indeed cook chicken, freeze it then defrost it and eat it cold.

During the summer months thats our Sunday dinner with salad.

I've done it time and time again, no problems at all.
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Old 28-12-2012, 10:54 PM
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Hello everyone, and Happy New Year.

I'm puzzled by this.... So will throw it out there, and will contact the shop if no one knows the answer!

I Treated us to a ready cooked Wilthshire ham joint from M+S for Christmas. Oh boy it was delicious. We had some yesterday in a turkey and ham gratin. Delish. The box said best before 14th January. There is a shed load still left, but the packet says NOT SUITABLE FOR HOME FREEZING...Aaaagh!

Now I just wondered why? Presumably the ham was cooked in a factory somewhere and packaged up for ME! Even if it was frozen before being cooked, surely I could freeze what's left now. But I think it's cooked from fresh. It flippin cost enough!

Any ideas? I sometimes think Marks are very cagey about recommending freezing in case the defrosted version is not as good as the fresh bought.

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Old 31-12-2012, 4:12 PM
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I had some left over pastry yesterday so blind baked some mini tart cases. Today I've made a filling of melted chocolate, melted butter, sugar, flour and eggs but there's loads left. Can I freeze the unbaked filling?

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I had some left over pastry yesterday so blind baked some mini tart cases. Today I've made a filling of melted chocolate, melted butter, sugar, flour and eggs but there's loads left. Can I freeze the unbaked filling?

Thank you
Yes can be frozen..
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Old 31-12-2012, 5:07 PM
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Yep, don't see any reason not to.
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Old 31-12-2012, 7:45 PM
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Brilliant, thank you. There's loads left and I really don't want to throw it away (or have to make more pastry)
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Yes, I would Sounds yummy too!
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