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Old 09-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Can I Re-Freeze a Ham

We bought a frozen pre-cooked ham. I defrosted it, heated it up for supper and now have leftovers. Can I re-re-freeze it?

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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I would think so. We get unfrozen precooked ham and freeze the leftovers, along with the bone for soup later.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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I would have no problem doing that at my house.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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Been there, done that...no problems.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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Done many of times, I take some of it a dice it up and put in small Ziploc bags for soups or small dice for omelets or scrambled eggs, casseroles etc.
Then put slices in several bags for diff uses, ham steaks for breakfast or scallop potatoes and ham
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. Back to the freezer it is.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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I'd cut it up into meal portions first, so you don't have to keep thawing and refreezing it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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I'd cut it up into meal portions first, so you don't have to keep thawing and refreezing it.
And add reheating it in-between.
I might take something out to semi-thaw, cut some off for that meal and then refreeze the rest. Butchers do that all the time, keep their meats in a semi-frozen state, but the cooking in-between... I don't know... It's probably OK for ham, as it's smoked/cooked anyway.

But truth be told. Of course you can refreeze it. Just stick it back in the freezer. Then if you decide to throw it out it won't stink up the garbage like it would if it was thawed.
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I'd cut it up into meal portions first, so you don't have to keep thawing and refreezing it.

Great advice.

Think about how you'd like to use it and freeze it accordingly.

Ham has many uses.
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Agree with all the above. I love my Foodsaver to seal up meal-size slices (we get a spiral cut ham from DH's work every year) and seal the bone separately.
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