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Can I freeze sandwiches?

Many kinds of sandwiches freeze well. Luncheon meats, leftover sliced roast beef, roast pork, baked ham, chicken, turkey, dried beef, tuna, salmon, sliced cheese, cheese spreads, hard cooked egg yolks (not whites) and peanut butter make good sandwich fillings. Add sliced or chopped pickles to any of these. Sandwich fillings may be frozen separately for later use. All sandwich spreads do not freeze satisfactorily. Jelly, mayonnaise and salad dressing used as spreads soak into the bread. Hard cooked egg whites develop off flavors and change texture. Do not freeze lettuce, celery, tomatoes, or carrots. Add these to the sandwich after it has been taken from the freezer. Wrap sandwiches in double thickness of heavy, waxed paper for storage up to 1 week. For longer storage, wrap in moisture-vapor-proof material. Store up to 3 weeks. Thaw sandwiches in the refrigerator.               



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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