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Homemade Chicken Nuggets - Freeze raw, or cook first?

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Stase Wed 24-Aug-11 16:46:58

Title says it all really - stocking up with frozen chicken nuggets. Should I open freeze them once they're breadcrumbed or cook them first, then cool and freeze, and reheat to serve?
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couldtryharder Wed 24-Aug-11 18:42:43

Personally I'd freeze from raw on a flat sheet before bagging up. You could cook them from frozen if they aren't too big or defrost as needed. Think if you cook them first they might get a bit dry when you reheat?

callaird Wed 24-Aug-11 19:50:39

I do either, depending on how much time I have, I fry them in oil then freeze and oven bake from frozen, or freeze raw and then fry from frozen. I don't have a deep fat fryer so frying in a pain in the bum! Generally try to do all the frying at the same time (do fish fingers after the nuggets)

I always cook them, then freeze. Then chuck them in the oven from the freezer for 20 minutes or so.

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