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What Is The Best Way To Freeze Cooked Turkey

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So you had made some turkey for dinner and, as usual, most of it is left over. Don’t worry about what to do with the meat. Just freeze the turkey and store. Here’s how to freeze cooked turkey. 

Bags of frozen turkey

Freezing turkey, or for that matter, any meat is easy and there are plenty on options in the market for choosing the right equipment. You can freeze your turkey in freezer wrap, aluminium foil, freezer paper, freezer bags or even in plastic containers. Get what suits you best. The goal is not the let the turkey get freezer burn. 

First, take a knife and carve the turkey into slices. Keep in mind what you would like to use the turkey for when you thaw it later. Cut into small slices if you are going to make sandwiches later. On the hand, if you are going to use it for dinner, cut into bigger slices.

Once you have cut the turkey into pieces, the next goal would be how to make sure the turkey does not get freezer burn. The best option would be to double wrap the cooked turkey. Wrap the turkey in aluminium foil, press down the edges so that the turkey is sealed inside. 

Put the foil-wrapped turkey in a freezer bag. The key here is to remove as much air from the bag as possible. You can ask someone to hold the bag for you while you squeeze the air out. Another option is to insert a drinking straw into the bag, and suck out the air. 

Alternately, you can put the foil-wrapped turkey into a freezer container. If you do use this, make sure you label the container. 

Remember, frozen cooked turkey lasts a month. Be sure to use the frozen turkey before 30 days to avoid any unnecessary stomach problems!

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