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Old 11-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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I have about a gallon of turkey stock I made from the turkey carcass on Friday. Has been in our second refrigerator since then and I totally forgot about it. I'm wondering if it's still good and can I just freeze it?
Thanks for any advice!

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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I have about a gallon of turkey stock I made from the turkey carcass on Friday. Has been in our second refrigerator since then and I totally forgot about it. I'm wondering if it's still good and can I just freeze it?
Thanks for any advice!
I would. And freeze it in one quart containers. It will freeze more quickly and you will be able to use only what you need at any given time.
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I used the stock from the turkey carcass to make split peas today. I added some extra water and let it cook uncovered to add heat to the apartment. It smelled great all day and by the time it was done, it was rich and delicious.
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No issues with food safety? It is only stock, no protein in it. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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No issues with food safety? It is only stock, no protein in it. Thanks!

I think you're pushing the limits of safety but freeze it right away and you should be fine. BTW, it's loaded with protein from the meat and bones you cooked to make it.

I'd bring it to a boil for three or so minutes when you're ready to use it.
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I used the stock from the turkey carcass to make split peas today. I added some extra water and let it cook uncovered to add heat to the apartment. It smelled great all day and by the time it was done, it was rich and delicious.
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Interesting idea! I've only ever thought of ham for split peas. Hmmmm, maybe I won't even freeze the stock.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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I realize there's extruded protein, I just meant no meat pieces in the stock.
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No issues with food safety? It is only stock, no protein in it. Thanks!
Stock has tons of protein in it

I think it has big food safety issues

I'd toss it, but if you are going to keep it, id boil it and quick chill before freezing.
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Stock has tons of protein in it

I think it has big food safety issues

I'd toss it, but if you are going to keep it, id boil it and quick chill before freezing.
Have just done both. I don't want to take any chances so I'll check with some of the chemistry teachers at school - thanks all for your help.
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I used the stock from the turkey carcass to make split peas today. I added some extra water and let it cook uncovered to add heat to the apartment. It smelled great all day and by the time it was done, it was rich and delicious.
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Interesting idea! I've only ever thought of ham for split peas. Hmmmm, maybe I won't even freeze the stock.
I added some ham chunks at the end. I use whatever stock I have for any kind of beans. It really makes for a really rich dish.
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