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Re-heating potato knish?

heathermb Sep 18, 2006 05:35 PM

Spent this past weekend in NYC and was so happy to have delicious bagels, pastrami, chopped liver, etc. Could not resist bringing home a couple of potato knish that looked just too good to pass up. Anyone have advice on how best to re-heat them?


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    MikeG RE: heathermb Sep 18, 2006 08:12 PM

    Loosely wrapped in foil in the oven is better than the microwave, but nuking them isn't actually heinous.

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      sivyaleah RE: MikeG Sep 18, 2006 08:14 PM

      The oven would be better - microwave tends to make the outer layer a bit mushy.

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        rockycat RE: MikeG Mar 13, 2014 06:29 AM

        Oh, I so disagree about the microwave. Microwaving a potato knish should be a capital crime. Too many delis now reheat their knishes in the microwave by default. I always ask first if the knish is nuked and if so I will not order it. If I wanted a handful of soggy mashed potatoes, I would order a handful of soggy mashed potatoes.

        Long story short, reheat in the oven.

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        MikeG RE: heathermb Sep 18, 2006 08:48 PM

        I agree, but on the other hand, after a couple of days in the fridge, that outer layer is never going to be the same again anyway and a paper towel wrapped around it also helps. If I were doing several at once, I'd use the oven, if I were doing them one at a time, I just couldn't really see dealing with the oven...

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          piccola RE: heathermb Sep 19, 2006 12:38 AM

          Toaster oven, baby.

          1. heathermb RE: heathermb Sep 19, 2006 02:37 AM

            Thanks all! Just home from class and going to pop one in my toaster oven.

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              thejacksta RE: heathermb Mar 12, 2014 06:42 PM

              Place in Oven at 350 degree's for 10 to 15 minutes........Would not suggest a Micro oven it will "destroy"the taste of the crust.....Mosel tuf !

              1. NE_Wombat RE: heathermb Mar 13, 2014 07:08 AM

                Hybrid method for speed: Zap them in the microwave to get them quickly up to temp, then finish in the toaster-oven to fix/crisp the crust. I do this with all sorts of things that I want with (near) microwave speed, but with the proper exterior texture.

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