Questions tagged [reheating]

Reheating is the process of bringing previously cooked and now cool or cold foods back to the desired temperature.

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Ready to eat food not suitable for microwave

I bought a pre-made cornish pasty fromt the supermarket. The packaging says it can be eaten hot or cold, which presumably means it is already cooked. But the packaging also says it "is not suitable ...
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Cooked Cottage Pie, refrigerated. How to reheat

Last night, I made a cottage pie and cooked it in the oven for 30 minutes, once cooled down I placed it in the fridge. What would be the best way to reheat this? I've read somewhere that 180 for 45 ...
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Reheating and Storing Chicken/Potato Soup For 10 Hours

I would like to reheat chicken/potato soup (heavy whipped cream, cooked chicken, flour, potato, cooked bacon, some salt, and vegetables to name a few ingredients) i.e. thick soup and store it in a ...
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Never ending soup; is it actually safe?

In the poor student or youth worker days it was popular to have never ending soup; a large pot on the stove that was topped up with new and leftover ingredients when available. Normally the pot was ...
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Heating milk in yogurt-making

I'd like to make yogurt with non-fat dried milk enriched with canned (full-fat) evaporated milk. Since both these products have already been heated in the manufacture, do I need to heat/cool the ...
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Is it safe to reheat mushrooms?

According to this very popular Bright Side video (https://youtu.be/P2BVyHOdFUo) , it is not safe to reheat mushrooms as they not only lose their nutritional value, but can also make you ill. This, ...
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Does liver reheat well?

I have a large chunk of beef liver, too much to eat in one sitting. I would prefer to cook it all up at once, but would it be palatable reheated? Would it be ok cold?
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What would be the best way to freeze and reheat home-made pizza

I have been baking home-made pizza (home-made dough, toppings etc.). with great results, using a pizza steel and a ripping hot regular domestic oven. The base is crispy with leopard spots, and the ...
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Reheating/Cooking Sausages in a Microwave?

I bought a fully cooked pack of frozen sausages. On the instructions it says to eat cold(Defrost only in the microwave) and to eat hot(boil them for 2-3 minutes). Why can't I heat them in the ...
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Reheating roast with crisp crackling

I want to buy a pork roast on the evening of 23d December, and eat it on the lunch of the 26th (here it is). It is a crispy crackling roast, the skin will inevitably harden in the fridge. What is the ...
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Frozen dinners extremely dry after reheating

Frozen dinners become extremely dry after reheating them, so much so that I choke on them while eating. Why could this possibly happen, and how can I avoid it? I store them in the freezer (newish ...
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Heating a premade tlayuda?

I just picked up some ready-made, already-toasted tlayuda at a Latin American market. I'm wondering: What is the standard/traditional method for heating these with toppings? Is there a way to heat ...
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How long does polenta take to cook and how to reheat it?

How long does polenta take to cook? I never made one before. Chefs on YouTube always make it in like 10 minute tops. But people online have written that it takes like 40 minutes with constant stirring....
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Does store bought fully cooked rotisserie chicken need to be reheated to 165 degrees?

A little confusion on my part: I have a fully cooked whole rotisserie chicken which I put in the fridge. I read or google that when reheating to serve I should make sure it reaches 165 degrees. Since ...
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Why do we need to reheat food?

Among family, I have found radically different approaches to reheating food that has already been fully cooked. Some will not eat last night's leftovers unless they have been microwaved to the point ...
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How long should one steam food to reheat safely?

One of the big problems with reheating food in a microwave or an oven is that it dries out the dish. To safely eat reheated food, it requires to be brought up to 165F or 75C. How long on average, ...
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Reheating grilled hamburger patties

We grilled a bunch of meats for a large party. Now I have leftover hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwursts. Note these are still “bare” meat items, not assembled hamburgers etc. What’s the best way to re-...
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I have some slow-cooked pork in the freezer and just need to warm it up

I slow-cooked this meat about six months ago and had a lot left over which went into the freezer in a tightly-wrapped plastic bag. It does not really matter now when I eat it, but I do want the ...
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Can you extend shelf life by reheating?

I marinated a couple of chicken breasts overnight in the fridge The next day I baked it (in the same ovensafe dish it was marinated in) until fully cooked through After baking, the chicken is still ...
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Can I reheat a sauce in a squeeze bottle?

I have some sauces held in squeeze bottles: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), recycling code 4, dishwasher safe. I want to stand them in hot water. Is it safe all the way to boiling point or does LDPE ...
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Is it safe to reheat tea with milk?

I have leftover tea from last night but it has milk in it. Is it safe to reheat it the next day and drink it? Or should I just bin it?
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Should I cover food while reheating it in a microwave?

For reasons of time, I like to cook more than one portion of a meal and then reheat a portion in the microwave whenever it's needed. Aiming for maximum energy efficiency, I wonder if it's a good idea ...
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reheating leftover omelette on stove in pan without overdrying or making it too oily?

I am, probably, a beginner at cooking (can make a small variety of dishes well). Of late, I have been expanding my skill set and have been striving to reheat leftovers (no more than a day or two old) ...
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Freezing sandwiches for toasting at work

There's a sandwich press at my work and I'm trying to think of a way I can meal prep sandwiches for the whole week in one go. I'm thinking freezing them is the best bet, but I want them to be healthy ...
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Re-boiling of tea?

I used to keep tea in thermos container after preparing. But i want to know how to keep it hot when serving within 5-10 minutes. When I reboil it as-is, then it becomes tasteless: it's like drinking ...
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I Need to Cook Duchess Potatoes but the Oven Cannot go Above 135C or 275F

Thanks for the view. This question follows on from this one (Why Did the Duchess Potato Collapse), I have now prepared the mashed potato with egg yolks and do not expect it to collapse. The piped ...
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How to reheat sauce made from cream reduction

I plan to serve a sauce made by reducing 950g cream until it splits, then whisking in 50g cold cream to form a homogeneous thick sauce. The recipe I’m referencing estimates the reducing time to 1.5 ...
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Is it OK to reheat my spaghetti sauce over & over?

My spaghetti sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, ketchup, garlic, some vinegar, and some basic seasoning. I've been told it's not good to reheat the sauce over & over, but I'm making this for ...
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Can these Oktoberfest dishes be reheated without ruining them?

I am hosting an Oktoberfest party tonight and would like to do much of the cooking this morning and just re-heat things before the party for time management purposes. Fortunately, I have a good friend ...
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Reheating no boil lentil lasagna noodles after freezing

Can I use no boil lentil lasagna noodles, cook the lasagna, then freeze and reheat without mushy noodles?
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Reheating whole Brisket w/out drying out

I made brisket last night (to serve tonight) using a recipe I have made several times. I usually cook the night before serving, using a Large Le Creuset pot. Recipe uses carrot/celery/onion, red wine ...
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What is the best way to reheat a sub-style sandwich?

So you go to a deli, pizza place, or any number of places that will sell you a 12"+ hot sandwich (e.g. a philly cheeseteak). You eat half and save the other half for another day. When that other day ...
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What's the best way to reheat frozen boiled potatoes?

We got some imported Papa Amarilla frozen precooked (boiled) potatoes. Probably not many people know about this specific kind of potato, but I was wondering if someone knows how to best reheat any ...
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Does a pizza lose flavor/texture from cooling down and then heating up again versus keeping it warm from the original oven until eating?

Let's suppose two (identical) pizzas have to be consumed some time after they are baked. One pizza is kept at the same temperature constantly. The second pizza cools down and is then reheated in an ...
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Why does coffee taste awful after reheating it in a microwave oven?

I brew my coffee with a percolator using finely ground beans and it comes out great when it is still hot. However, I have to brew at least two cups in the machine. So if I make coffee in the morning, ...
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Can I freeze stew made from leftover roast beef? [duplicate]

I bought a large joint of beef which I roasted on Sunday. On Monday I made a stew from leftovers. From a food hygiene/bacterial growth perspective am I ok to reheat the stew after freezing/...
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What difference do microwave power settings make for reheating food?

Basically, the practical implications of microwave heating for food appear to be rather unclear to me. So, the question is whether a higher power setting for a shorter time does indeed produce, as is ...
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When heating up a pizza, edges burn while middle still liquid

(Please excuse the fact that I don't make my own pizza...) I have a thawed (originally frozen-bought) pizza of about 25.5cm diameter, a microwave, and a convection toaster-oven, whose internal space' ...
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What is the best way to cook chicken if I plan on microwaving it a few days later?

I'm going to start meal-prep sunday soon (in about a month). Basically I'm going to be making all of my meals on sunday and eating them throughout the week. I'm loving the idea but I'm a little ...
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Can I microwave cooked and peeled prawns?

I brought these marinated cooked and peeled prawns from Tesco for my lunch at work. Can I heat these up in the microwave so I can enjoy them warm/hot, and if so how long will they take to heat?
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Reheating Frozen Brocolli Fritters

Bought some frozen brocolli fritters from a restaurant. But as it was closing time and the cooks had left, I couldn't get any proper instructions on how to reheat them. I have a very basic baking ...
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How do I heat up pre-made crepes with cognac?

I bought some pre-made crepes from the store the other day. I know that when making crepes, cognac is used. The advice I found online points to heating the ready-made crepes in the microwave (I don't ...
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Best way to hold deep-fried foods?

If I'm deep-frying foods and want to hold batches of them so I can serve a large amount all at once, or even prepare a couple hours ahead, what's the best way to hold them until ready to serve? ...
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How to reheat pork belly: keep the crackling crackly?

I cooked a kilo pork belly yesterday with a very nice crackling in a roasting pan with a rack so that the pork does not touch the pan. Once we had dinner, I put it in the fridge without covering (in ...
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Reheating Spinach [closed]

I have heard that one shouldn't reheat a meal with spinach in it. Is there any truth in this and what is the reason?
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How many times can you reheat boiled eggs?

Everything I've found indicates it's safe to reheat boiled eggs - but nothing I can find indicates how many times. (I assume one should chill them back down to fridge temperature quickly after the ...
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Why do frozen foods that are fully cooked still need to be heated to the same temperature raw items require?

Do they put it on the boxes just in case they didn't really cook it through?
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What's the best way to warm a baguette?

I baked French bread recently. They were crusty outside and moist inside. Delicious! I froze a few. How should I heat them so they're as good as when they were freshly baked?
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Why is it faster to reheat something than it is to cook it?

In my experience it takes less time to reheat a cooked item than it does to cook it. This is true for every single different "type" of cooked item I can think of. (Meat, soup, pasta, beans, etc etc). ...
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Advice for making/keeping shredded chicken moist?

My dietician ordered that I eat chicken. I found that to eat the portion I'm supposed to eat (10oz), it's easier to shred the chicken and take 10oz of shredded chicken, rather than try to find 10oz ...