Making sandwiches in advance and freezing them is a great morning time saver. However, there are a few things you need to know before you dive in and start freezing ham and salad sandwiches.
To this day I have memories of my Mum buying a roast chicken, shredding the chicken meat and making a weeks’ worth of chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches and then freezing them. She would then pop them in our lunch box each morning (frozen) and they would defrost in time for lunch. Now I don’t know if I still have this memory because it was good or bad(my brother and I maty of ate too many chicken and mayo sandwiches) but my Mum worked when we were at school so this was a great time saver for her in the mornings.
What you can’t freeze
Basically anything with a high water content will not defrost well and will make the sandwich soggy.
What you can freeze
Cooked and cooled Bacon
Slice roast meats – beef, lamb, pork, turkey, silverside
Chutney and Relishes
Tips for frozen sandwich success
1. Make and freeze the sandwiches the same day you buy the fresh bread.
2. Have a layer of butter/margarine/other spread on each side then fill.
3. Wrap in cling wrap making sure all air is removed.
4. Store in a freezer safe container with a lid.
5. Make sure sandwiches are laid flat.
6. Use within 2-4 weeks of making to avoid freezer burn etc.
There you have it. If you have a tribe to feed and want to make your mornings a little easier, consider freezing some sandwiches. You don’t have to send them every day but it is good to know that you have something in back up for when you have run out of fresh bread.
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