Hamburger Patties

Here’s my time-saving secret for preparing hamburger and fish patties for the freezer. I use an ice cream scoop to measure single portions of ground beef or fish mixture into fold-over sandwich bags. Then I shape them into patties with a hamburger press. These patties can be stacked in an empty clean cardboard juice carton and frozen overnight. Once they’re frozen, I place them in a resealable freezer bag. The hamburger press doesn’t get dirty, so cleanup is easy. And when needed, the frozen patties slip right out of the bags. —Wendy Percle, Thibodaux, Louisiana