How to reheat leftover chicken croquettes?
The croquettes received a little bath of oil when they were pan-fried the first time. Exploit it to your advantage by popping the croquettes into a very hot (400) oven or toaster oven for just a little bit. They'll come out crispy and fresh-tasting. If you re-fry ("double-dip") you risk saturating the delicate croquettes with oil, no matter how little of it you use. Using too little will result in uneven, unsightly cooking.
If you nap your croquettes with a sauce, that'll go a long way toward getting them nice and hot without being over-done.
I guess I have too much time on my hands, but I would reheat them just as I do fried chicken......slowly @ 225-250* and maybe a high heat blast at the end to crisp if necessary. For fried chicken straight out of the refrigerator, it usually takes 20-30 minutes in a pre heated oven, depending on the piece of chicken or the size....but it heats evenly ever time,
Thanks everyone, for your advice. I did slowly re-fry in small amount of oil, and they turned out fine, not dry, which was my main concern. I do like the idea of using the oven, so when next I have a batch of left-overs I will do that.
These were so good that next time I won't worry about getting them hot; I suspect they'll be lovely lukewarm!