Can I use frozen meat

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Can I use frozen meat

Postby fredfish » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:08 pm

Can I use frozen pork (obviously defrosted - or nearly) to make a batch of sausages if I am going to freeze the sausages?

My instincts tell me no.

However if I make a Bratwurst style that are going to be boiled before grilling can I freeze the cooled, boiled sausages (as they have essentially been cooked) then defrost them and grill?

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Re: Can I use frozen meat

Postby NCPaul » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:04 pm

First question - not best; second question - yes.
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Re: Can I use frozen meat

Postby fredfish » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:04 pm

NCPaul wrote:First question - not best; second question - yes.


Thanks for answering - much appreciated.

Thanks for confirming my worries on count one.

With regard to count two I hope I was clear enough (though re-reading I may not have been)
I am just completely trying to get this right (for some reason my wife doesn't want me to poison her :) )

So even if I make Bratwurst from frozen pork I can freeze them again because I have effectively cooked them with the boiling process.

I do realise I would always be best to make from fresh meat - but not always possible.

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Re: Can I use frozen meat

Postby NCPaul » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:19 pm

I read it the way you explained it. I would suggest that instead of coming to a boil that you poach the bratwurst at 160-170F for 10-15 minutes. This will help them retain more of their fat.
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Re: Can I use frozen meat

Postby fredfish » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:48 pm

Thanks NCPaul - information much appreciated.

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