Pizza is best served fresh right off the takeaway delivery car (like those from Pizza Inn Delivery) and onto your plate, but if you've ever had leftovers, you've probably faced the dreaded brittle crust or soggy microwave pizza.
With Paper Towels or Parchment Paper
If you're heating your leftover pizza with a microwave, paper towels are your best friend. Take a few paper towels or parchment paper pieces and stack them on a microwave safe plate. Put the pizza on top, and set the microwave for 45 seconds with the setting on high. The paper towels will absorb the excess moisture caused by heating, as well as the grease that slides off the pizza due to the heat. If you're unsatisfied repeat the process with some fresh towels. For a firmer crust, after this process let the pizza sit for 30 seconds and reheat it again for a few seconds.
With a Dishware Tower
If you want to prevent a brittle crust, this is what you need. Fill a ceramic mug two-thirds full of water and place the pizza plate on top of it. Just this will prevent a dry crust because the water will prevent the microwave environment from dehydrating the pizza. If you want your crust crispy and dry, just add a piece of parchment paper on the plate, and put the pizza on that.
With a Skillet
If you have a skillet handy, it's a much more efficient method than microwave heating. Put your pizza slices in your skillet. Fold some foil in a circular dome shape and put it over the pizza. It will trap the heat and reflect it back to the toppings with trapping steam inside and making the pizza soggy. Heat for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
With a Toaster Oven
This is an unorthodox but efficient method. Put your pizza on a plate with some tinfoil over it and place it inside your toaster oven with the same settings as for toast.
With a Regular Oven
Let the oven preheat to 350 degrees celsius and then place the pizza directly on the rack. Let it cook for 5 minutes and you'll get pizza almost as delicious as if it were fresh!
With a Grill
Set your grill to high-warm and let it warm up for a few minutes. There's no need to add any oil to the grate, so place the pizza directly on it. Let it cook for 6 minutes until the cheese is bubbly on top.
Experiment with these methods and see what works best for you—you deserve delicious second day pizza leftovers!Share