Do you have leftover eggrolls? I’m sharing with you my tips on how to reheat an eggroll.
There is nothing quite like biting into a piping hot eggroll and breaking through that crispy shell to get to all that tasty filling.
Chinese takeout makes it so easy to enjoy eggrolls anytime but if you manage to have any left over, they usually lose some of their magic while hanging out in the refrigerator.
Many have struggled to find a way to bring eggrolls back to life; to renew the crispiness of a soggy shell but those days are over. Restoring your favorite takeout treat to its original glory is easier than anyone could have imagined!
Of course, reviving the crunchy shell is paramount but don’t forget about the filling! A crisp shell with cold filling will not be appetizing for anyone.
While reheating an eggroll with a thick shell can be tricky, the easiest way to ensure a nice, warm filling is to get yourself a digital meat thermometer. Warming the filling to 165°F will yield the tastiest result and the safest, according to the USDA.
When trying to decide how to reheat an eggroll, there are generally two ways to go about it. If patience isn’t your best virtue and you are ready to eat, the microwave is your best bet. It’s quick and effective for warming the inside but doesn’t usually produce the crispiest shell.
However, if you have a little more time and ability to wait, the oven is the hands-down favorite for resurrecting your eggrolls to their crunchy splendor.
To get the best results on how to reheat an eggroll in the microwave, use a trivet. Many microwaves come with one but they are easy to find in most home goods stores.
- Place the trivet on a microwave-safe dish and set the eggrolls on the trivet.
- Heat on High for 30 seconds (go a little longer if they are fresh from the fridge).
- Flip the eggrolls and heat them for another 30 seconds.
- Make sure the filling temperature has come up to 165°F and serve.
If you are looking for a reheating method that will give your eggrolls that freshly-delivered crunch, your oven will not let you down. And it’s so easy, the hardest part is the wait!
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray so that the eggrolls don’t stick.
2. Place the eggrolls on the baking sheet and place them in the oven once preheated.
3. Depending on how cold the eggrolls were when they went in the oven will determine how long they need to reheat. Eggrolls straight from the fridge usually take around 10-15 minutes.
4. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the eggrolls over so that they will get crispy on all sides.
5. Check the internal temperature of the eggrolls at the end of the cooking time. If they haven’t yet reached 165°F, continue to cook in 2-3 minute intervals until they do.
You can also heat the eggrolls in the microwave before placing them in the oven to ensure that the filling is good and hot.
Heat them in 30-second increments until they reach the desired temperature. Remember that they will continue to warm in the oven, so you don’t need to heat them completely through in the microwave; just enough to get the chill off.
Reheating eggrolls is so quick and simple, you may want to order extra with your next takeout just so you can have leftovers! Enjoy!
How to Store Eggrolls?
There are a few different ways that you can store eggrolls so that they stay fresh and delicious. One option is to keep them in the refrigerator. This is a good choice if you plan on eating the eggrolls within a day or two. Another option is to freeze them. This is a great choice if you want to have eggrolls on hand for a longer period of time.
To store eggrolls in the refrigerator, simply place them in an airtight container or bag. They will last for up to 2 days this way.
To store eggrolls in the freezer, first wrap them individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then, place them in a freezer safe bag or container. Eggrolls will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
When you are ready to eat the eggrolls, simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or reheat them from frozen.