Cecil Daugherty is passionate about all things BBQ. His favorite pastime is lighting up his grill and preparing meals for those he holds dear. Cecil holds the conviction that reheated BBQ can rival, and even surpass, the taste of freshly grilled food.
Hey there! Reheating food in a microwave can be a bit tricky, but fear not, I'm here to help you out. Whether you're looking to warm up last night's pizza or bring that fried chicken back to life, I've got some tried and true methods that will make your microwave your new best friend.
First things first, let's talk about pizza. We all know that soggy crust is a big no-no. So, to avoid that, here's what you gotta do. Start by placing a microwave-safe glass of water alongside your pizza slice on a microwave-safe plate. This will help keep the crust nice and crispy. Pop it in the microwave and heat it up on medium power for about 1-2 minutes. Keep an eye on it, though, because microwaves can vary in power. Once it's heated through, you'll have yourself a slice of pizza that tastes just as good as when it was fresh out of the oven. Mamma mia!
Now, let's move on to that mouthwatering fried chicken. The key here is to reheat it without drying it out. Nobody wants dry chicken, am I right? To keep that crispy coating intact, place a microwave-safe plate in the microwave and arrange your chicken pieces on top. Cover it with a microwave-safe lid or a microwave-safe paper towel to help trap the moisture. Then, heat it up on medium power for about 2-3 minutes per piece. This will ensure that your chicken is heated all the way through while maintaining its crispy exterior. Finger-lickin' good!
But wait, there's more! Let's not forget about other dishes like pasta, rice, and soups. To reheat these in the microwave, transfer them to a microwave-safe container and cover it with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap. This will help retain the moisture and prevent any splatters. Heat it up on medium power, stirring occasionally, until it's heated through. Easy peasy, right?
Now, I know what you're thinking. "But Ricky, what about reheating leftovers without them turning into a mushy mess?" Well, my friend, the secret is in the power of the microwave. When reheating food, it's best to use medium power instead of blasting it on high. This will help distribute the heat more evenly and prevent your food from becoming overcooked or dried out. So, take it slow and steady, and you'll have perfectly reheated meals every time.
There you have it, my microwave reheating techniques that will bring your leftovers back to life. Remember, a little bit of water, some microwave-safe containers, and medium power are the keys to success. So go ahead, give it a try, and enjoy your reheated meals like a pro. Happy reheating!