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How to reheat leftover chicken croquettes?

California Sunshine Feb 10, 2010 01:28 PM

These are delicate pan-fried croquettes that I made a month ago, freezing the leftovers. I have them defrosting in the refrigerator; what would be the best way to reheat them?

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    jvanderh Feb 10, 2010 01:34 PM

    I'd say either re-fry them or heat them in a very hot oven.

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    1. re: jvanderh
      California Sunshine Feb 10, 2010 01:50 PM

      Thanks! I think re-frying in a tiny bit of oil will do it.

    2. shaogo Feb 10, 2010 02:03 PM

      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.

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      1. re: shaogo
        smtucker Feb 10, 2010 03:29 PM

        I agree. I actually place something like this directly on the rack of my toaster oven. Set the temp to Convection 325º and when the oven reaches temp, they are done. Surprisingly successful actually.

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        fourunder Feb 10, 2010 03:47 PM

        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,

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          California Sunshine Feb 13, 2010 08:01 AM

          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!

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