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The Best Ways to Reheat Food for Flavor and Safety

Hone Your Skills

The Best Ways to Reheat Food for Flavor and Safety

In our line of work, food safety is always top of mind. Done with the proper care, reheating leftovers can be easy and tasty. - McCormick Test Kitchens

 

Reheating last night’s baked chicken or casserole for today’s lunch is easy enough, but doing it safely requires a little more thought—and doing it safely and deliciously can be tricky. Thankfully, this graphic shows you how to do both, depending on the type of food you’re working with.

A lot of the information here is stuff we’ve highlighted before, like making sure to let your leftovers cool before going into the fridge, and eating them up within a few days. At the same time, they offer some tips to help you make sure you cool them as quickly and safely as possible, wrap them properly, use the freezer wisely, and of course, reheat your leftovers thoroughly when it’s time to eat them again.

Doing so makes sure you avoid the potential for foodborne illness, but also makes sure your food is as fresh and tasty as possible when it comes time to eat them again. For example, they suggest using a skillet to reheat pizza, which brings back that crispy crust while still giving you deliciously melty cheese. Baked goods and roasted vegetables should head back into the oven and not the microwave, while mixed dishes like stir frys and casseroles will be just fine in the science oven. Scroll down to check out all of their tips, or hit the link below to check out the graphic over at Happy to Survive.

The Best Ways to Reheat Food for Flavor and Safety

Ultimate Guide to Reheating Food | Happy to Survive

This article was written by Alan Henry from Lifehacker and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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