Can You Freeze Doner Meat?

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I am just going to cut to the chase and say yes. You can in fact freeze doner meat, and easily do so as well. It doesn’t take much to successfully freeze you delicious doner meat. And the good news is, you can freeze both, readymade or homemade doner meat!

I know how amazing and mouthwatering Doner meat is. It is basically the whole hype now.

Let me give you a brief about doner meat.

What is doner meat?

Donner meat, also known as, Donner kebab, is made of amazingly spiced meat, thin slices stacked on top of each other in a cone-shaped form. Kind like Shawarma. It is slowly cooked on medium heat which brings out all of its juices mixed with the spices together.

It requires a great deal of skill to finely chop the outer cooked, juicy layers of the meat. The fine slices are then added to pita bread with your preferred sauces. Garlic sauce, chili sauce, or even salads.

How to freeze doner meat?

Before attempting to freeze your doner meat, keep in mind that it can last for a few days in the refrigerator, so don’t feel too eager to freeze it unless you are absolutely sure that you aren’t going to eat it soon.

  1. Start by making sure that your doner meat is completely cool to at least room temperature before you place it in the freezer. It is better to freeze it without any sauce or salad so that it doesn’t affect its quality after defrosting. You can rinse off the sauces.
  2. Divide you own doner meat into serving-sized portions. Place each portion into a separate freezer bag, freezer-safe container, or wrap it in cling film to protect it from freezer burns.
  3. Label each bag with the date of freezing and the contents of the bag so that you can easily distinguish it from all the other food placed in the freezer.

How long can doner meat last in the freezer?

Doner meat can be frozen for up to 3 months without losing its amazing taste and texture.

How can I defrost frozen doner meat?

I prefer to transfer my frozen doner meat from the freezer straight to the fridge and allow it to slowly defrost overnight without rushing the process at all. So that I don’t risk any sort of bacterial contamination.

How can I serve Doner meat?

Although it is recommended to freeze doner meat solely with no salad, sauce, or garnish. Yet, you might find yourself with plain doner meat. Don’t worry, though, I can recommend you all the perfect ways where you can use your defrosted doner meat.

  • Doner meat wrap.
  • Sandwiched doner meat. Or even doner toast.
  • As a pizza topping.

The Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to dealing with Doner meat.

It is always preferable to freeze doner meat straight away if you are not planning to eat the whole batch. However, in case you are too lazy to freeze it, then you can at least pop it in the fridge. It should preserve it for a while.

The Do’s

  • As soon as the doner meat cools to at least room temperature, place it in the fridge if you aren’t going to eat the whole batch.
  • Remove any additives before freezing. Salads, chips, or sauce.

The Don’ts

  • Never attempt to freeze salad with the doner meat.
  • Never leave doner meat for a whole day without at least refrigerating it. And don’t attempt to eat it either.


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