If you’re anything like me, you love a good churro!
And sometimes, we end up with leftover churros that need reheating.
The question is, what’s the best way to reheat churros?
While there are many ways to reheat food, this post will focus on how to reheat churros in an air fryer.
Why Use an Air Fryer?
Air fryers have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their ability to cook food with little or no oil.
They work by circulating hot air around the food, resulting in crispy and delicious dishes that are healthier than their deep-fried counterparts.
When it comes to reheating churros, the air fryer is a great option because it can help restore their crispy texture.
Steps for Reheating Churros in an Air Fryer
Here are the steps for reheating your churros in an air fryer:
- Preheat your air fryer at 350°F
- Place your leftover churros in the basket of your air fryer
- Cook your churros for 3-5 minutes
- Check on them halfway through and give them a shake or flip so they crisp up evenly
- Take them out when they’re heated through and crispy
Tips for Perfectly Reheated Churros
To get the best results when reheating your churros, keep these tips in mind:
- Don’t overcrowd your air fryer basket – make sure there’s space between each churro so they can cook evenly.
- Shake or flip your churros halfway through cooking time so they crisp up evenly.
- Keep checking on them throughout cooking time until they reach desired crispiness.
- If you want softer rather than crispy reheated churros, try spraying them with a bit of water before reheating.
Other Ways to Reheat Churros
While the air fryer is a great option for reheating churros, there are other methods you can try if you don’t have one. Here are some other ways to reheat churros:
1. Conventional Oven
- Preheat your oven at 350°F.
- Arrange your churros on a baking sheet
- Heat them for about 5 minutes (or until they reach desired temperature)
- Put your leftover churros on a microwave-safe plate
- Heat them in intervals of 10 seconds until they reach desired temperature.
- Heat up a skillet and add a small amount of oil.
- Place your leftover churros in the skillet and cook on medium heat for about two minutes per side or until heated through.
This method requires high heat and may not be suitable for all types of Churro but it makes perfectly crispy Churro if done properly.
- Preheat some Oil in cast iron or Stainless steel pan
- Put your refrigerated or frozen Churro pieces when the oil is hot enough
- Let the crust form by turning carefully until all surfaces have browned evenly.
5. Toaster Oven
This works well if you have smaller sized toaster ovens that fits the size of the Churro.
- Put the Churrso in any toaster friendly basket available after wrapping with Aluminum foil.
- Set Temperature at around 375°F and toast low so as not to overly dry out especially If they’re coated with cinnamon sugar.
A Broiler allows you to reheat and also crisp up faster.
- Preheat broiler for two minutes while placing an oven rack near it.
- Arrange your Churros on the rack and place it in the broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute keeping an eye on them closely.
7. Slow Cooker
This method works best when reheating large batches of churros, especially if they’re frozen.
- Place the Churros in the slow cooker
- Add a little water or cooking spray to add moisture to preserve softness
- Heat on Low for around 3 hours, or until heated through completely.
Is It Safe To Reheat Churros?
Yes, it is safe to reheat churros as long as they were stored correctly.
It is however recommended not to reheat ready-to-eat foods more than once due to bacteria and foodborne illness concerns. Always ensure your leftovers are stored in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator and use them up within three days (Refrigerated) or two months (Frozen).
Reheating churros in an air fryer is a great way to restore their texture and make them crispy again! But if you don’t have an air fryer handy go ahead with any other ways or your preferred method from our tips above keeping correct methods of storage and food handling practice.
Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.