Don’t you just hate it when you had the perfect wings the night before and you try to eat the leftovers the next day and it just doesn’t taste the same? Wings are the perfect comfort food for me. I have them when I am sad, when I am happy, I practically use any excuse just to have them.
But the thing is, whenever I try to reheat them the next day they just don’t taste the same way anymore. After a ton of trial and error, I found out that the key to reviving your wings to its initial glory is by knowing how to reheat them. Below are four quick and easy ways to reheat your wings.
Reheating using a Microwave Oven
Probably the quickest and easiest way to reheat your wings is by using the good old microwave oven. This method is perfect for those who would want those wings the quickest. It’s also perfect for those early mornings where you need to fix a lunch box for you or your loved ones.
However, cooking with just the microwave would make your wings either soggy or very dry and no one wants that. The solution to this is to cook your wings in an oven after you microwave it.
Pan-frying the Wings
For people who are living in small apartments and even students who are in a dorm, ovens might not be available. Sometimes there might not even be a microwave or even if there was there are four or so people in line to use it. Because of this, using a pan for reheating would be more convenient since stoves and even induction stoves are easier to find.
Aside from this, pan frying is a great way to get your the skin of your wings crispy. But of course, pan frying might not be advisable if your wings is coated with a type of sauce like buffalo wings or hot wings.
Saute the Wings
The difference between sauteing and frying is the amount of oil involved. Sauteing would be a better choice for those who might not want to have the same amount of oil that pan frying requires. It’s also a great choice for chicken wings that have a bit more sauce on them,
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Reheating via Oven
I personally believe that using an oven is the best way to reheat your chicken. It doesn’t leave you chicken soggy or dry and you really achieve a perfect cook with ovens. However, since not everyone has an oven, it could be an issue. It also takes more time than the other methods.
How long can You Store Your Wings
No matter how much we like to deny it, chicken wings are not immortal and so they would get to a point when they are not edible anymore. Of course, chicken wings are usually eaten very quickly but if there are leftovers you should know until when they are safe to eat.
At room temperature, wings that are covered with a type of sauce usually gets bad pretty quickly. It may be good to eat for up to an hour. If the wings are just coated with breading or deep fried, it can stay in the serving tray for up to two hours.
Take note of these especially if you are planning to serve wings at your next party. In the refrigerator, wings can last longer since it is preserved pretty well. You can store your wings for up to four days if you put them inside your refrigerator. After four days, bacteria might start growing on the wings so it’s better to discard it.
If you want to really store your wings for a long time, you should put it in the freezer. Although this would not stop the bacterial growth completely it can keep the wings edible for up to six months. You should take note that even if it is still edible, the taste of the wings might be affected if stored for too long. Plus, who can resist wings for six months?
Now, with the steps above, you can finally enjoy your favorite wings as if they were freshly cooked so there’s no need to throw away those precious wings. Hope that it will benefit all of you.