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Old 02-14-2005, 06:50 PM   #1
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Agree With This Storage Method??

When freezing, be sure the chicken is as fresh as possible. Remove it from the package it came in and rewrap tightly, using plastic wrap, foil or freezer paper. If you are storing for more than two months, double wrapping is suggested. Be sure the wrap is pulled tightly against the entire surface of the chicken to prevent ice crystals from forming in areas that are not wrapped tight. Ice crystals form in these areas because moisture has been drawn out of the meat, causing the chicken to become tough in these areas. This condition is known as "freezer burn." Mark the wrapped package with contents and the date so you can be certain of how long it has been stored in the freezer.

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Old 02-14-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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yea i do that
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:04 PM   #3
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I solved the freezer burn problem by getting a Food Saver appliance. I can keep meat in the freezer (and other freezable stuff) for close to a year with no freezer burn. For soft items, i.e., bread and stuff, I freeze first then when frozen put in a food saver bag. Tyson (at costco) has their fresh chicken breasts already individually vacuum sealed.
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Whats a food saver bag?
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DS They are the special bags that come with or are purchased separately that go with the Food Saver appliance. (vacuum packs food or what ever)
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DS They are the special bags that come with or are purchased separately that go with the Food Saver appliance. (vacuum packs food or what ever)
correct, they are sold in QVC, and wholesale places, costco, walmart, etc. Best investment I ever made.
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ok whats a food saver appliance?

My father ALWAYS wrapped foil around the original package the meat is in. But THAT never made sense to me. Now you have cold foil around the same package. Am I wrong here????
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ok whats a food saver appliance?

My father ALWAYS wrapped foil around the original package the meat is in. But THAT never made sense to me. Now you have cold foil around the same package. Am I wrong here????
You should take the meat from the original package, or that is what I always did, and divide it into serving portions. The tighter the wrap the less air and moisture to freezer burn it. Food saver is a brand name for an appliance that sucks the air out of the bags, and vacuum seals the food inside for freezing.
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Ahhhhhh! Now that makes sense. Thanks again!!!
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