Perogies are a wonderful comfort food that can be eaten any time of the day.
They make for a good meal, snack, or even as leftovers.
However, reheating perogies can sometimes be tricky without making them tough and rubbery.
In this post, we will be discussing various ways to reheat perogies using different kitchen appliances.
How to Reheat Perogies in a Conventional Oven
Reheating perogies in an oven is one of the best ways to get them crispy and hot.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lay out your perogies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush melted butter or oil over the perogies for added flavor (this step is optional)
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until they start turning golden brown and crispy.
Pro tip: If you have some extra cheese lying around, try sprinkling it over the perogi before putting it in the oven – it’s delicious!
How to Reheat Perogies in the Microwave
Using a microwave is probably one of the fastest ways to reheat your leftover perogi when you’re short on time.
- Arrange your perigis on a microwave-safe plate.
- Wrap it with plastic wrap or cover with another plate
- Microwave on high setting for approximately two minutes
- Check if they are heated all the way through by piercing them with a fork and seeing if they are piping hot.
Be careful not to overcook them or cook at too high temperature – doing so may cause them to become chewy and tough.
How to Reheat Perogies in a Skillet
Warming up your leftover perogi using skillet offers nice crispy results, especially when combined with some butter or oil.
- Heat up your skillet over medium heat.
- Add butter or oils to the heated pan.
- Place the pierogi in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side till it turns golden brown.
- Remove from pan and enjoy.
Remember, closely monitoring it while warming it up in a skillet is key to achieving a perfectly crispy shell.
How to Reheat Perogies by Searing
When you want your perogies crispy but with a more browned texture, you can try searing them instead of cooking them using boiling water.
- Heat up some oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
- Arrange the pierogies in one layer into the hot oil
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until each side has turned golden brown.
- Remove from heat and dab off any excess oil with paper towels.
By letting your perogies cook longer on higher heat may increase your chances of getting perfectly browned results.
How to Reheat Perogies in an Air Fryer
The air fryer method offers another healthy option for reheating leftover perogis and gives it that lovely crispy touch without using too much fat or oils.
- Preheat air fryer at 340°F.
- Arrange perogi flat inside the basket
- Let it cook for 5-7 minutes until you see its turning golden brown while gently shaking your basket every few minutes.
- Remove cooked pierogi using tongs and serve hot!
How to Reheat Perogy Using Toaster Oven
If you don’t have access to traditional ovens or air fryers, using your toaster oven is also an excellent way to reheat those cold leftovers into something deliciously hot again.
- Preheat toaster oven at 350°F degrees
- Place pre-greased baking dish inside the toaster oven alongside with perogy arranged nicely on top
- Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until you see it’s turning golden brown.
You can add some minced garlic over the top for a slightly more savory flavor that’ll tantalize your taste buds even more.
How to Reheat Perogies in a Broiler
Reheating perogies under the broiler is also an ideal way to reheat them quickly, leaving them perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
- Preheat your oven’s broiler setting.
- Place perogi on a baking sheet, flat side up
- Place the baking sheet underneath your oven’s preheated broiler grill for 2-3 minutes or until their tops are golden brown and crispy.
- Flip pierogi to cook it evenly, about another minute or two.
But…be mindful not too overcook as it could easily lead to burning due to its proximity towards irons
How to Reheat Perogies in a Slow Cooker
No hurry? Why not heat your pierogies with little fuss using a slow cooker instead? Here’s how:
- Arrange perogie neatly in slow cooker
- Pour some broth into the pot (it could be either chicken broth, beef broth or vegetable broth)
- Set it on low heat and let sit for an hour
This method is perfect if you have loads of perogie leftovers that need reheating slowly without risking mushy texture commonly associated with microwaving food.
Is It Safe To Reheat Perogies?
Yes! It’s perfectly safe to reheat your leftover perogies as long as they were stored in appropriate temperatures at all times – less than 40°F when stored within two hours of being cooked.
Be sure also to consume only cooked food kept exclusively for just 2-3 days at most within refrigeration levels during storing period.
In conclusion: Food Reheating Tips
Perogies are a perfect food that should be enjoyed at its perfect temperature.
With these reheating methods and tips, you can successfully revamp your cold leftover perogies and make it fresh again.
Regardless of your cooking options, always try to closely monitor your perogi reheating process to ensure that they don’t become tough, dry or rubbery in texture. Cheers!
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.