If you have leftover deep fried turkey from Thanksgiving dinner, don’t let it go to waste!
Here’s how to reheat it properly so that it’s still as crispy and delicious as the day you fried it.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey in a Conventional Oven
Reheating deep fried turkey in the oven is the best method if you want your leftovers to taste just as good as they did when they were fresh out of the fryer.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Preheat your conventional oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and place your turkey on top.
- Cover the turkey with another sheet of foil to prevent moisture from escaping.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
- Remove from oven, uncover, and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey in the Microwave
Using a microwave is by far one of the easiest ways to reheat deep fried turkey leftovers. However, your results will be less crispy than other reheating methods. Nonetheless, here are steps you can follow:
- Place slices or portions of leftover turkey on a microwave-safe dish.
- Cover it loosely with plastic wrap or wax paper – this prevents moisture loss while heating up
- Microwave on high for 30 seconds intervals while checking frequently
- Flip them over after each interval until they’re heated through – this usually takes about 1-2 minutes total.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey in a Skillet
Another way of achieving crispy results when reheating deep-fried leftovers like chicken wings or french fries is by pan-frying them with some vegetable oil or butter which gives them crisps texture again.
- Heat up a tablespoon of oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Place your sliced turkey in the skillet and cook for three to four minutes on each side, or until it’s heated through and crispy.
- Remove from the skillet, let it rest for a minute before serving.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey by Searing
Another great method when reheating deep-fried turkey is to sear it in hot oil briefly. This technique can bring back both flavor and texture, providing an extra layer of crispiness.
- Heat enough frying oil in a deep and heavy-bottomed saucepan
- Put leftover pieces of turkey into the hot pan, making sure not to overcrowd while at it so they get crispy evenly.
- Fry the turkey pieces until crispy or golden brown on all sides; this usually takes about 30 seconds per side
- Use tongs or slotted spoon to remove them from the oil
- Rest them for one minute before serving.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey Using an Air Fryer
Thanks to air fryers, reheating any food is easy and providing you with that crispy texture without using much added fat at all Here’s how:
- Plug in your air fryer into any outlet near an open areaNote: Keep your Air Fryer at least two feet away from walls, curtains, or anything else flammable before turning it ON as there would be bursts of hot air while cooking
- Preheat your air fryer at 375°F for three minutes
- Place leftover pieces of turkey on an oven-safe dish
- Shift them into the basket with only half full
- Set timer for 3-4 minutes shaking occasionally; then if not looking too crisp yet add another minute every time after checking frequently.
- Check seasoning & crispiness level as you remove it from air fryer.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey Using a Toaster Oven
Toaster ovens are a great replacement when you want to get the best out of your meal, and it’s not only reheating that makes them important but also cooking some meals from scratch. Here’s how:
- First, preheat the toaster oven to 350°F.
- Lightly oil the baking pan or line it with parchment paper
- Place your turkey pieces in the pan, ensuring that they aren’t overlapping each other
- Cover them lightly with foil.
- Put them in the preheated oven and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes.
6 Take them off from heat, uncover and allow rest for 1-2 minutes before serving.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey in a Broiler
If you want foolproof crispy results when reheating deep-fried turkey leftovers, then give broiling a trial.
- Set your oven to broil with rack five-six inches away from heating element
- Arrange the leftovers on an oven-safe tray three inches beneath this top-most row of broilers
- Keep at checking every few seconds while spinning &
- Remove once reddish-brown crust forms on all sides; takes about two minutes usually.
How to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey in a Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are an unconventional way of reheating; as they usually used for cooking long hours but it’s one chance everybody should try for their leftover deep-fried turkey as well because slow cookers will make sure that there is no drying out process involved during this technique leaving you perfectly moist meat within three hours!
- Arrange your thick slices of leftover turkey inside your slow cooker ceramic thicket.
- Pour approximately half cup of chicken broth inside
- Cover with fitted lid and set aside
- Leave cooking for three hours on high or six-eight hours at low setting.
- Take out from the Slow Cooker, garnish and serve!
Is it Safe to Reheat Deep Fried Turkey?
Reheating deep fried turkey is generally considered safe as long as you follow all food safety guidelines such as properly storing leftover food in airtight containers, refrigerating leftover at temperatures between (40°F and 140°F) by using simple techniques like placing them in plastic wrap, paper towels or even foil cover to prevent any bacterial growth when being reheated again.
Avoid leaving any meat that has remained above 140 degrees Fahrenheit for more than two hours.
There are lots of easy ways to reheat your deep-fried turkey leftovers while making sure they’re crispy and delicious, which we have taken you through step-by-step instructions on achieving this with some helpful tips that will make your meal feel fresh once again!
Remember always reheat under temperature control and cook within-to-refresh period of above two days for appropriately stored meals: Cheers!
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