Food - Drink
How Long Can You Keep Leftover Ham In The Fridge?
Whether your ham of choice is glazed with apple cider and mustard, sliced and served with an herby creme fraiche, or even a basic spiral-cut nabbed from the grocery store at the last minute, ham is a go-to for many holidays, and like other holiday favorites, it often finds its way into the fridge at the end of the day.
Most consumers opt to buy fully cooked or country ham, both of which are already preserved by the time you get your hands on them, so ham's a meat that holds up well to refrigeration. But if you have some extra slices kicking around in the fridge, you'll want to know exactly what their expected shelf life is.
Most types of ham last for about 5 days in the fridge. If you won't be eating up those ham leftovers in the next day or so, transfer them to the freezer to get a longer shelf life out of them. Frozen ham remains food-safe practically forever, but the taste and texture will start to degrade after a few months.