Just defrosted and warmed up some homemade chicken stock. I don't need it all for my recipe. Can the restgo back in the freezer or would that make it unsafe?
It's fine to refreeze
Yep. I do it often. I have a weird little system now though. I keep my stock in freezer bags. When I need some, I run warm water over the bag. I pour off what I need as it defrosts. Then I toss the still mostly frozen amount back in the freezer. Works great.
Weird? Or ingenious?...
Lol. According to my daughter, everything I do is weird.
That's a lot more refined than my method. I freeze it in ziplock bags and then whack it on the counter until a chunk that seems big enough breaks off.
Oh yes...I often do a combo warm water rinse with a counter whack to get the job done.
I wouldn't refreeze without bringing the remainder to a boil. But I worked in commercial kitchens, where your techniques would not fly with the health department.
if your freezer space is at a premium, consider cooking down your stock. I use this method:
great suggestions all around...thanks guys