You've Been Reheating Your Leftover Pizza Wrong This Whole Time

Hint: Microwaving is NOT the way to do it.

Posted on

26 June 2017

Reheating Your Leftover Pizza

There aren’t many things in the world that can match the satisfaction of seeing a leftover slice of Pizza just sitting right there in the fridge…waiting to be devoured…by you and you alone.

TBH, a true pizza devotee (erm, that’s us) knows that the only way to order a pizza is X-Large so that you can save the leftover slices for late night craving. But reheating your slice the wrong way can leave you with a chewy crust and soggy toppings.

A viral image (posted on Reddit) from a Brooklyn restaurant reveals a much better way to warm up a slice that will leave the bottom crispy, the crust moist and the centre all cheese gooey. And as it turns out, a microwave is NOT the way to do it.

Reheating Your Leftover Pizza

image credit: Reddit

The picture, posted by a former Pizza worker at Domino’s and Papa John’s, shows that the best way to reheat a pizza at home is to put a slice in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil with the lid on for a few minutes.

According to the Reddit user, the method is pretty straightforward (although a bit time consuming than simply microwaving).

First, you cook the pizza in the skillet on medium-low heat for 2 minutes to get it nice and crispy again (and warm!). Next, you put two drops of water into the pan, not too close to the slice itself, reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet for one minute so that it gets steamy.

Voila! You're all set to forget the mortal world and enter into the PIZZA ZONE.

Pizza gif

image credit: Giphy.com

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