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The Dawn of the Leftovers

Ordered food from EatStreet while in an altered state last night? Do you now have ridiculous amounts of cold leftovers sitting in your fridge? The real question is why didn’t you eat it all in the first place, but that ship has sailed so lets deal with what’s at hand now; You couldn’t close on your entrée. Lucky for you, we’ve mapped out the essentials of salvaging your leftover chow.

So spit out that rubbery piece of day old pizza, follow these reheating guidelines, and finish what you started last night.

1. Pizza

PizzaCold pizza is bound to make an appearance in your life sometime soon, whether it be gingerly greeting you on your counter top on a Sunday morning or seductively enticing you in your fridge after getting back from the library at 2am. However before you take a bite of that soggy piece of starchy sadness, muster up some motivation and give your pizza a reheated-makeover to return it to its original tasty self.

  • In a Toaster: Place toaster on its side and insert pizza slice inside, like a mini oven broiler. Toast to personal preference.
  • In a Pan: Heat a pan to medium-high and add pizza to pan. Partially cover the pizza with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes. Crunchy crust guaranteed.
  • In an Oven: This method is better for larger quantities of leftover pizza. Turn oven onto low or medium broil; place pizza on a baking sheet and place tray on the highest oven rack. Let broil for 4-7 minutes or until cheese is bubbling to satisfaction.

If you’re fancy and own a toaster oven, then why are you even reading this? Toaster ovens were made to reheat leftover pizza. Get to it.

 2. Chinese Rice

RicePerhaps one of the saddest casualties of Chinese cuisine is the transformation of moist fluffy rice into dried out crunchy rice lumps, all within the matter of hours. Salvage your rice’s dignity with this hack.

  • In the Microwave: Put rice in microwavable bowl, add 1/8 cup of water to every cup of rice. Cover rice with a microwave safe plate or damp paper towel. Put in microwave for 45 seconds. Voila.

3. French fries

FriesJust don’t eat soggy French fries.

  • In Oven: Turn your oven onto medium-high broil and place fries uncovered, on a baking sheet (cover bottom of the sheet with aluminum foil if you want minimal cleaning up after). Broil for approximately 4-6 minutes. Crispy goodness awaits.
  • In a Pan: Add a tablespoon of oil to a pan, no ones judging you. However most fries are intrinsically oily enough to sizzle on their own. Heat stovetop to medium and cook for about 4-6 minutes while flipping the fries from time to time.

The Slightly more involved Method: French Fry Pizza

French Fry pizza

It’s a pizza, it’s French fries; it’s a mother-loving French fry pizza. Find the recipe here: http://foodinese.com/2014/08/26/french-fry-pizza/

 4. Wings


  • In an Oven: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put aluminum foil on baking sheet, dump wings on sheet, place baking sheet with wings in oven on the highest rack. Remove 6 minutes later and flip once. Turn on the broil function on your oven and broil the flipped wings for 2-3 minutes.

Added bonus: no clean up for you, just crumple up the foil after you broil your tasty wing morsels

  • In a Pan: If you’re craving wings in a quickie, this is the method to opt for. Coat a pan with a tablespoon of oil and heat the pan to medium-high. Place wings in pan and cook on each side for approximately 2-3 minutes or until desired crunchiness.


If all these methods sound a little too hard, just order from EatStreet again. Happy eating and happy reheating.