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How to reheat crisps so they look fresh

How to reheat chips so they look fresh

With these little tricks to reheat French fries, you are going to make them look tender on the inside and crispy on the outside as if they were freshly made.

Potato chips can be one of the most addictive foods when they are freshly made, just as they can become a very unpleasant thing to eat if you let them cool down.

Although it is true that when fries are made at home it is rare that they are superfluous and we have to think about reheating the leftovers when preparing the following meals, what can happen is that we have fried potatoes for a meal with guests and for some reason they are delay. If that happens, there is no need to worry, that the potatoes have salvation.

In fact, the famous soufflé potatoes that are so fashionable in haute cuisine arose by chance when a cook found himself needing to reheat crisps.

How to reheat potato chips

If we have to reheat a large quantity of potatoes, it is best to reheat them in a fryer with the oil at maximum temperature (180-190ºC), submerging them in the hot oil in periods of a few seconds. That is, we put the cold fried potatoes in the basket of the fryer and immerse in the boiling oil for three or four seconds, raise the basket, shake a little to drain well and return to submerge repeating the operation until the potatoes have sufficient temperature .

How to reheat chips

If what we have to reheat is a few potatoes, we can reheat them in a wide frying pan with a small layer of oil at the bottom and adding the potatoes when the oil is hot. The only precaution that we have to take is that we have to place the potatoes in a single layer, without stacking them so that steam does not form that would end up cooking the potatoes.

Another option to reheat potato chips in large quantities is to use the oven, for this, we turn on the oven at 180ºC with the tray inside. When the oven is hot, remove the tray, placing the potatoes on top in a single layer, without piling them, and leave them in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the quantity. It is best to be vigilant throughout the process because each oven is a world, so when they are ready we take them out.

Can you reheat French fries in the microwave?

When we think about reheating food the first thing that may come to mind may be the microwave, but it is not a good choice in this case. Just as the microwave is ideal for reheating a lot of dishes, potato chips are not one of them, as the result is even worse than cold potatoes.

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