How to Reheat Breaded Fish

Sometimes we cook or order more food than our stomachs can handle in one sitting. It happens to everyone at one point or another. We put out leftovers in our refrigerator and maybe a few hours later, maybe a day late, we are ready to face the challenge of finishing the dish. We don’t want to eat our fish cold, so what is the best way to go about this when it comes to breaded fish?

There are many ways to reheat breaded fish. There is the stovetop method, the baking method, and the microwave method

Reheating Breaded and Battered Fish

The difference between breaded fish and battered fish, and is it going to change the way I reheat it? Battered fish is a fish that is dipped in a mixture of a liquid of choice, egg, and flour, and then it is fried. While breaded fish is done in steps. First dipped in egg, then breadcrumbs, and then it is fried. Despite the difference in texture and preparation, these two types of fish are reheated the same way.

The Stovetop Method

One of the best ways to ensure your fish is almost if not as good as it was when it was first served, is to reheat it the same way it was originally cooked. Usually, this is done on the stovetop

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Step one

  • Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. If using battered fish, allow the bottom of the pan to have a half-inch layer of oil to better penetrate the batter.

Step two

  • Cook fish in the oiled pan for five minutes, flipping halfway through

Step three

  • Turn off heat, plate the fish, and enjoy.

The Oven Method

Another great way to reheat breaded fish is to reheat it in the oven. This method is easier to clean up than the skillet method. If you are the type that doesn’t like to clean, and if you are prone to grease burns, this is the better option for you.

Step one

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Step two

  • Place aluminum foil on a baking sheet, grease the foil to make sure that the fish doesn’t stick and place the breaded fish on the prepared sheet

Step three

  • Once the oven is preheated, cook the fish in the oven for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through to evenly cook both sides, or until the fish reaches desired warmth.

The Microwave Method

This method is not ideal, but it is the fastest method, and it is great in a pinch. If you value speed over flavor, this is the method for you.

Step one

  • Place your breaded or battered fish on a microwave-safe plate.

Step two

  • Microwave for one minute, flip over, microwave for one more minute.

Step three

  • Serve and enjoy.

Those are the three most common ways to reheat breaded and battered fish. However, there are a plethora of ways to go about it if you’re feeling creative. No need to let the fish go to waste just because it was too much for one sitting.  Whichever method you decide on, you will enjoy your fish the second time just like you did the first time.