- How long does cooked ham steak last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate cooked ham steak within two hours of cooking.
- To maximize the shelf life of cooked ham steak for safety and quality, refrigerate the ham steak in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
- Properly stored, cooked ham steak will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
- How long does cooked ham steak last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked ham steak should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
- To further extend the shelf life of cooked ham steak, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
- How long does cooked ham steak last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
- The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked ham steak that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
- How long does cooked ham steak last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked ham steak that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; ham steak that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
- How to tell if cooked ham steak is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the ham steak: signs of bad ham steak are a sour smell and a slimy texture; discard any ham steak with an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.
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