The number one thing that you should know when reassembling leftovers is how to reheat leftovers properly. Yes, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do that. And we are about to reveal this foodie secret to you. You’ll be surprised at the different types of foods that you can make into delicious leftovers. And I promise you that this will truly up your game when it comes to meal preparation!
Start with vegetables. Vegetables like carrots, onions, celery, and potatoes come in many shapes and sizes and they take some time to cook. So you can actually reheat these in the microwave first before putting them in the slow cooker. Just cut them into chunks and place them on a plate in front of you. If you don’t have much space in your microwave, then you may just cut them large enough that you can squeeze them between your fingers and place them in the microwave. This way, you’ll get crispy bites without having to heat the food through the microwave.
You may be tempted to put your leftovers in a frying pan in the oven. This may sound tempting, but it’s not recommended. First of all, if you want to avoid burning, then you should definitely avoid heating your leftovers in a frying pan. The oil may burn, giving your meal an odd taste and texture.
Then, if you want your leftovers to retain their crispness, then you should definitely heat them in your stovetop. There are two different types of stoves: induction and conventional. Induction-heated stoves produce heat via electricity or magnetic fields, which means the heating process is controlled by a magnet. As the name suggests, conventional stoves are used to cook food, but they are typically made out of cast iron or copper.
In addition to preventing burning, both kinds of stoves cook food faster. If you’re in a hurry, and you want to eat right away, then microwaving or broiling your leftovers will do the trick. You can also use your stovetop, provided it’s on and not zapped out. Heat up a skillet or broilers (if you have one) and add onions, garlic, and some spices. Stir to combine and brown the meat on all sides until it’s done.
Many people mistakenly think that broiling or heating food on the top rack of a broiler causes them to cook faster. This isn’t the case. While it does take longer for food to heat up through the broiler, the actual cooking time is quite short. In fact, it takes as long as you have to keep flipping your burgers or chicken fries, and it’s generally only a few seconds to prepare foods using this method. So, while you might want to broil leftovers the next day, if you have a microwave first, you’ll get better results.
If you have a microwave first, you might wonder how to cook leftovers using a skillet. This isn’t as difficult as you might think. The key to success is to turn the oven on the lowest setting and cook your dinner until it’s fully done. When you’re done, simply place the skillet into the microwave and wait for it to finish warming up. You may find it helpful to run a steamer attachment for your stovetop, especially if you have a wok, but this is optional.
Learning how to bake leftovers quickly and easily has never been so easy. You don’t need expensive equipment or ingredients. Simply follow these simple tips, and you’ll find that you can easily cook any kinds of leftovers. Leftovers don’t have to take ages to prepare, either. Keep these tips in mind, and you should be fine.