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Can you freeze ham salad and egg salad finger sandwiches?
Jeanne from Springfield, MA
This is just my own take, but any kind of food will freeze. I probably would eat it relatively soon (don't store it for weeks and weeks.) I guess the real kicker is would you like the taste of it? Who knows what the freezing would do to the taste. The water particles in the food will freeze and I have no idea how that would alter the taste once it's thawed. I've never really thought of or heard of anyone freezing either. If they have then I just don't know about it.
Normally you cannot freeze things made with mayonnaise as they tend to seperate and get watery.
Can you freeze sandwiches (deli meat and cheese) without them becoming soggy or stale tasting when they defrost in the lunchbox? I would love to make all the sandwiches for my kids on Sunday night and just pull them out of the freezer each morning. I'd rather make 15 sandwiches at once in assembly line fashion to save time on weekday mornings. Also, can you freeze sliced deli meat when it's on sale and use weeks later?
I've read that if you layer the bread slice with a very thin spread of butter, it might keep the sandwiched from getting too soggy. But I really don't know of a good way to make and freeze sandwiches. Maybe you could freeze the meats in individual portions, enough for one sandwich, then add it the the lunch box with separate bread and fixings. Your child could put it together at lunch time.