How To Freeze Fried Foods for Camping

How To Freeze Fried Foods for Camping
Camping is an inexpensive way to have a fun family vacation. But cooking can get a little boring after awhile if you aren't an exceptional at cooking with fire. Cooking itself can be time consuming. Taking precooked fried foods along in a cooler or portable freezer can help give more flair to meals and remove some of the time issues. Heating up foods that you know are already cooked also can take away the worry of wondering if the fire was hot enough to cook something thoroughly.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Freezer bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
Step 1
Fry up the food you want to eat while camping. Craving fried chicken or country fried steak at the campground? Cook it up.
Step 2
Once cooked, let the food cool. Freezing hot foods can increase the temperature in a freezer, which might partially thaw other items in the freezer.
Step 3
Wrap each portion or piece separately in plastic wrap, making sure to remove as much air as possible between the food and the wrap. This will help keep the food fresh. Also, the food won't stick to plastic wrap.
Step 4
Wrap the food a second time in aluminum foil. This second layer will ensure that the food won't get freezer burn.
Step 5
Put all portions of a single meal in a large freezer bag and label with a date and the contents. This will reduce confusion when looking for food on the camping trip.
Step 6
Place the food in the freezer.

Tips & Warnings

When reheating on the camping trip, you can unwrap each portion and remove the plastic wrap. Once the plastic is off, place the portions back in the aluminum foil and place near the fire. This will help with thawing and warming the meal.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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