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How To Freeze Crab Meat In Milk

This old-fashioned method for freezing crab meat is sworn by wisened grand-folks and seafood aficionados alike as a superior means of preserving crab.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • Paper towel
  • Whole milk
  • A medium-sized freezer bag
  • Freezer labels
  • A permanent marker
  • Space in the back of your freezer


  • If you've removed fresh crab meat from the shell, rinse the meat under cold running water first and pat it dry with paper towel.
  • Write today's date on a freezer label and stick it to the bag.
  • Put the crab meat directly into the freezer bag.
  • Add enough milk to the bag to cover the crab meat.
  • Seal the freezer bag, but leave a corner open. Gently squeeze out as much air as possible. Finish sealing the bag.
  • Place the bag deep within your freezer.
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