Cut the spam into slices or cubes, depending on how you plan to use it. Doing this will make it easier to defrost later on. Aside from that, it will also help you portion out the spam so you can use it in different recipes.
Place the spam slices or cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the freezer and let the spam freeze for about two hours or until it’s solid. During this process, you will completely freeze the spam before being placed in an airtight container.Flash freezing will help to prevent them from sticking together. The ease of separating frozen spam will also come in handy when you’re ready to use it in a recipe.
Once the spam is frozen, transfer it to a freezer-safe container or bag. Placing it in an airtight container will help the spam keep its flavor and prevent freezer burn. If using a freezer bag, squeeze out any excess air before sealing it.
Make sure to label the container or bag with the date so you can track how long it has been in the freezer. By doing this, you will avoid keeping spam in the freezer for too long.
Put the container or bag of spam in the freezer and allow it to freeze. You can extend its shelf life even further if you store it in a deep freezer. You can store spam in the freezer for up to six months. After that, the quality of the spam will start to decline. So it’s best to use it within that timeframe.
When ready to use the frozen spam, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Once it’s melted, you can use it in any recipe. Just keep in mind that defrosted spam only lasts for three to five days, so be sure to use it up within that time frame.