Fast foods which you should not reheat in a microwave
First Published 24, Aug 2020, 3:01 PM
Certain foods must not be reheated in microwaves. Foods like pizzas, pastas and fries among others should not be reheated in a microwave
Microwaves are a boon and are an absolute necessity in today's fast-paced life. This most convenient appliance is used to cook and reheat food rapidly.
It is often used as a simple alternative to conventional ovens. But it is not safe to use the microwave to reheat any leftovers in your fridge.
You should never reheat these food items in a microwave
Dishes prepared in casseroles taste much better when baked in a conventional oven. Sprinkle some water over the dish and cover it tightly with a foil. Bake it at 325 degrees F in a conventional oven until the dish is heated through.
Place leftover pieces of fried chicken in a pan and cover with a foil. Place it in a conventional oven at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes. This lends a crispy and crunchy texture to the fried chicken, unlike in a microwave where the skin remains soggy.
Reheat pizza in the conventional oven at 375 degrees F until the cheese melts well and the crust becomes crisp. You can also reheat pizza slices on the stove. Place slices in a skillet on medium heat and tent it with aluminium foil. Remove when the pizza once it's done - courtesy cheese melt and pizza crust.
If you have not added sauce to the pasta, then simply reheat it in a pot of boiling water for about a minute or two. Be careful while reheating the sauce as too much heat will make the dish oily. Place it in a saucepan and add some olive or extra virgin oil or cream, and heat on medium or low heat. Don't forget to stir frequently. You can also add some water to make it thin and adjust seasoning if needed.
It is very difficult to reheat french fries without changing its texture and taste. An easy method is to heat some oil in a nonstick pan and add the fries just when the oil starts to shimmer. Fry until the fries are real crisp and brown. Remove fries and drain oil using a paper towel.