Your eyes may have been bigger than your stomach when you ordered the huge fried seafood platter. But don’t let all your leftovers go to waste. Ask for a carry-out bag and take the rest home to enjoy later. However if you reheat fried food the wrong way, the breading will get soggy and fall off your seafood. You can enjoy your leftovers crispy and hot, tasting nearly as good as when they were first served by carefully reheating in the oven.
Things You'll Need
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the fried seafood on a broiler pan. Using a broiler pan allows the oil that will come out of the food when heated to drain away from the food.
Place in the heated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve the reheated fried seafood while still hot.
Adjust the time in the oven depending on the size of your leftovers. For example, if all you have is popcorn shrimp you will probably need less than 10 minutes to fully reheat.
Check to see if the food is done when oil on the fried food begins to bubble on the surface slightly. Reheating shrimp for too long can make it rubbery.
References and ResourcesSt. Petersburg Times; Take 2 for Takeout; Janet Keeler, July 2005
Stir, Laugh,Repeat; Reheating Fried Foods; October 2008