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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538095
05/15/19 05:37 PM
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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538164
05/15/19 07:04 PM
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Well, itís time for me to tell my shrimp story. I had an uncle who moved from Pa. to Gulfport, Mississippi back in the mid 60s. He worked at the shipyard as a welder but shrimped on his days off. Every summer he came back North to visit for a week. He always loaded his Pontiac wagon with shrimp in ice chests for his family in Pa.

Fast forward to 1987. My Grandmother had recently died, and my uncle ( from Mississippi ) and I were cleaning out her home for an estate auction. She was the original hoarder. In the basement there were 3 chest freezers. On the bottom of one of them was a full 5# waxed pasteboard shrimp box. The marker handwriting on the box was from his ex wife, who he divorced in 1971. He moved back North that same year. My uncle opened the box which was full of shrimp an then filled with water and froze. After thawing in the sink, there were a few shrimp on the outside of the cube that were freezer burned, but the remainder looked fine. My uncle deep fried them for dinner that night....tasted great.

They would have been in that freezer for at least 16 years.

Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538168
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What a wuss! They wouldn't hurt you if they were totally freezer burned! All freezer burn is, is drying the moisture out of meat while being frozen. We recently cleaned out two big freezers, and found hamburger, steaks, roasts, all kinds of stuff buried. Didn't throw any of it away. Just ate meat balls fixed with the last of some of it that was at least seven years old. We learned a trick using buttermilk, to marinate in, for at least overnight that helps tremendously. It ain't as good as the new stuff, but it is for sure edible, and my arse is too tight to just throw it!


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538182
05/15/19 07:31 PM
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I think they will be just fine since they were frozen in water. Since you won't have to worry about freezer burn the only other thing about long term freezing is the fats/oils in meat getting rancid, and I doubt that frog leg meat has little if any fat.

An example would be frozen salmon; salmon has a lot of oils and will get somewhat rancid and fishy tasting after long term freezing (unless kept at extremely cold conditions).

Halibut on the other hand is a very lean fish and will retain a good flavor when frozen much, much longer than will salmon.


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6538189
05/15/19 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
What a wuss! They wouldn't hurt you if they were totally freezer burned! All freezer burn is, is drying the moisture out of meat while being frozen. We recently cleaned out two big freezers, and found hamburger, steaks, roasts, all kinds of stuff buried. Didn't throw any of it away. Just ate meat balls fixed with the last of some of it that was at least seven years old. We learned a trick using buttermilk, to marinate in, for at least overnight that helps tremendously. It ain't as good as the new stuff, but it is for sure edible, and my arse is too tight to just throw it!

Im with you Lee,,i never waste it!!!


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538267
05/15/19 09:48 PM
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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538271
05/15/19 09:50 PM
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Sounds like something a snowflake would say. whistle

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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: DelawareRob] #6538276
05/15/19 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DelawareRob
Sounds like something a snowflake would say. whistle

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I'm greatly offended by that. grin


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538371
05/15/19 11:11 PM
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Now I'm hungry. Time to go dumpster diving in the deep freeze. I am certain that there are both frog legs and wild turkey breast strips frozen in water in there older than 5 years.

Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538386
05/15/19 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
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I didn't wuss out, I just happened to change my mind. grin


Next time bet you won't froget they are in the freezer. By the way your meal looks like it might be just a tad-Polish.


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538694
05/16/19 02:20 PM
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I have never waited longer than the next day to eat any frog legs I caught. At 6:00pm on June 8th, you'll be able to catch some fresh frog legs in Ohio.

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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: KeithC] #6538710
05/16/19 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by KeithC
I have never waited longer than the next day to eat any frog legs I caught. At 6:00pm on June 8th, you'll be able to catch some fresh frog legs in Ohio.

Keith

I'm waiting for that day Keith. I really don't know how this happened because frog legs are in my top 3 of favorite things to eat. I'm upset that I did that, but I did make bait out of them so it wasn't a total loss.


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538725
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Might be like chewing on a gummy bear,but go ahead and eat them.It will bolster your immune system.

Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6538761
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Originally Posted by Catch22

I'm waiting for that day Keith. I really don't know how this happened because frog legs are in my top 3 of favorite things to eat. I'm upset that I did that, but I did make bait out of them so it wasn't a total loss.


You wussed out! I can't believe you didn't at least try them before you chucked them. I ate some fish awhile back that was prolly ten years old, froze in water, and tasted good! (shakes head)


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6539047
05/17/19 07:55 AM
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frozen is frozen. I'd eat them. Especially deep freezer ones. I got deer sausage that old I'm eating. Roasts. Hams. Turkeys. Deep Freezer stuff lasts a long time.

Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6539056
05/17/19 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Originally Posted by Catch22

I'm waiting for that day Keith. I really don't know how this happened because frog legs are in my top 3 of favorite things to eat. I'm upset that I did that, but I did make bait out of them so it wasn't a total loss.


You wussed out! I can't believe you didn't at least try them before you chucked them. I ate some fish awhile back that was prolly ten years old, froze in water, and tasted good! (shakes head)

Give it to him Lee!!!


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: OhioBoy] #6539057
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Originally Posted by OhioBoy
frozen is frozen. I'd eat them. Especially deep freezer ones. I got deer sausage that old I'm eating. Roasts. Hams. Turkeys. Deep Freezer stuff lasts a long time.

yup frozen is frozen,even if a little freezer burned its ok.


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Re: Frog legs found in freezer 5 years old [Re: Catch22] #6540425
05/19/19 02:51 PM
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Freezing stops the clock on spoilage but doesn't reset it. In other words, if an item had a 5 day time for freshness when frozen, it would be fresh for 5 days once thawed if held at a safe temp (less than 41 degrees). Long term freezing may affect taste and texture but it would still be safe to eat if handled properly.

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