Reheating Pizza? Try French Toasting It! (Video)
By Cooking Panda
You know how it is. You ordered delivery the night before and enjoyed a deliciously gooey, cheesy greasy dinner, but now you’ve got a few stale slices left. While cold pizza appeals to some (ME!), if you want it warm and soft with a bit of a crunch in the right spots, you’re going to struggle.
Nuke it and you’ll end up with soggy, overly chewy slices. Throw it in the oven and you might dry out your pie, plus it takes forever. So how the heck do you reheat it??
Well, a brilliant YouTuber has finally found an offbeat solution to the age old dilemma (video below).
You turn it into toast.
“When you French toast leftover pizza, the stale crust becomes a soft and savory pillow, while the once-rubbery cheese crisps on the outside of a gooey interior,” a YouTube user known as Internet Shaquille wrote in the description of the video posted on July 17.
As of the afternoon of July 21, more than 5,500 people have viewed this hack, so no doubt it’s catching on.
How do you do it? It’s pretty simple: Much like French toast, you start with a savory soak. Beat some eggs with a bit of cream, salt and smoked paprika or whatever spices you want — garlic powder, cayenne or Italian seasoning would be great if your pie needs an extra kick.
Soak each slice until it’s fully coated with the egg wash and then saute on medium-high heat, crust side down until it is perfectly browned. Then, flip it and do the same. And that’s it! You have successfully revived your formerly lifeless pizza.
“This isn’t a technique you want to waste on artisanal thin-crust gouda slices,” Internet Shaquille added in the description. “In fact, it works best on cheap doughy brands like Domino’s.”
If for some unknown reason, this doesn’t appeal to you, you can apply a similar approach without the egg wash. According to Delish, reheat a slice or two at a time, crust side down, in a skillet over low heat with the lid on top. It gets hot like a pizza stone and also works well to heat up frozen pizza.French Toast Pizza, leftover hack, leftover pizza, pizza on stove, reheating pizza