Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

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Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

Postby just.learnin » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:45 pm

I took some duck out of the freezer and cut up some breasts to make some jerky, all of it wouldn't fit on my racks so I put the other 5 or so breasts back in the freezer. I heard today that it is bad to re freeze meat, should I toss it or is it fine? Any help is much appreciated!
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Re: Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

Postby rabbitdundied » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:59 am

It is bad. You pretty much destroy the integrity of the muscle tissue. I have never cooked meat that has been frozen twice so I don't know if it is unsafe, unedible or if it just makes it tough as shoe leather. I would guess tough as shoe leather.
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Re: Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

Postby handyandy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 am

I've done it before and ate it and I'm still alive and didn't have any issues I did it with a bunch I goose meat not to long ago thawed out a bunch of breast I didn't feel like grinding up after I cleaned the birds and just froze the breast I recently pulled them out and ground it all up into burger and froze the majority of it again and it's not the first time I've done it i guess it might taste a little better if I didn't refreeze it but whatever I wasn't about to throw out almost 20lbs of meat that is still good in my opinion my feeling is unless it has set out for a while close to room temperature rather than being cold it's probably still safe unless you don't cook it fully
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Re: Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

Postby slowshooter » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:44 pm

You can do it twice. Beyond that it will start losing flavor. Grind it up and use it in sausage.
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Re: Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

Postby greasegetter » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:49 pm

i asked the same question to a chef,he told me it was bull crap what would make it bad?just never leave it out to defrost.put it in the fridge and let it defrost slow.Good luck sal manila
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Re: Is it bad to freeze duck twice?

Postby slowshooter » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:54 pm

Each time you freeze and refreeze meat you break down the cell structure. That releases the juices in the meat which is why you see liquid gather in a freezer bag on defrosting. You can cook with that liquid but you can't put that flavor back into the meat.

Each time you refreeze and defrost you lose quality.
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