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Can I freeze a smoked hamhock and use it later to make pinto beans?

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sarah k. added almost 3 years ago

Sure! Why not? Just wrap it well in foil or freezer paper, then put it into a freezer bag.

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student epicure added almost 3 years ago

definitely! i do this quite frequently with red beans and it works well!

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added almost 3 years ago

I freeze them all the time. In fact, I purchase them frozen from an organic farmer at the Greenmarket. And I've also successfully frozen the cooked beans and hocks.

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added almost 3 years ago

And really one should never be without a ham hock at the ready!

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TheRunawaySpoon added almost 3 years ago

I frequently make a "hock stock" and freeze it. Usually just the smoked hock and water in the slow cooker. Then I bag it in portions to freeze. Then making braised greens or field peas with a really rich flavor takes less time.

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