freeze cured hams or freeze raw meat and cure later?

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freeze cured hams or freeze raw meat and cure later?

Postby Chris Ritchie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:31 pm

Hello,

Should I cure hams from fresh meat and freeze the cured product?

OR

Freeze fresh meat and defrost and cure when I am ready to eat it?

Which method provides the best product? Does it depend upon the curing method?

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Re: freeze cured hams or freeze raw meat and cure later?

Postby wheels » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:01 am

Ah! Which comes first: the chicken or the egg?

I'd not condemn either; it's somewhat dependent on what's economical and convenient for you?

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Re: freeze cured hams or freeze raw meat and cure later?

Postby quietwatersfarm » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:28 am

Number two works best for me.
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Re: freeze cured hams or freeze raw meat and cure later?

Postby Chris Ritchie » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Thanks

It is definitely more convenient for me me to freeze and cure later. Some would frown upon using previously frozen meat for certain preparations. I'm thinking salami and dry cured whole muscles.
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