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Can I safely freeze turkey stock I made 6 days ago?

I simmered it all night, cooled it immediately in two small containers, and didn't end up needing all of it. May I still divide it into even smaller containers and freeze it safely?

asked by Michael Barnard over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Six days is past the recommended (refrigerator) storage time. The USDA recommends that you discard it. If it were me, however, I'd bring the stock to a boil for 10 minutes then cool in an ice bath before freezing. There are those who will argue against doing so and I think that's fine tack, too. It's hard to go wrong following USDA recommendations.

Here is what Harold McGee has to say about the situation:


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