Scalloped potatoes or known as potatoes au gratin which is familiar in the US is one of the simple but yummy dishes for any age. It’s really good for health due to the variety of nutrition and proteins included.
This dish is a mixture of plenty of fresh and delicious ingredients such as potatoes, milk, cheese and some other herbs like thyme and garlic. There are many variations on the recipe that you can easily find out on the Internet but the more proper you cook this dish, the more nutritious it is.
And definitely, scalloped potatoes is a good choice for a family dinner or it’s still great even if you just cook for yourself or two. Believe me, grabbing a bite of warm and flavored potatoes with the fatty taste of cream, milk and cheese is one of the best feelings in the world. This is a side dish so you can have it accompanied other main courses like roasted chicken or pork.
In fact, many people usually make this dish ahead of time (like a week or a few days before they really want to use them) so what will be the best way to reheat the dish or the leftover from a prior meal? Let’s check it out in this article.
Tips to reheat scalloped potatoes
– The temperature needs to hit at least 165F to minimize the risk of food poisoning. At that heat, you can believe that all the bacteria is killed
– If you use the stove to reheat, be careful since the bottom would be really hot. Stir the mixture to prevent the potatoes from being stick
– Using a microwave is not recommended but it’s still okay if you choose to reheat by a microwave. However, remember that it cannot create the golden and brown surface so if you prefer to have that color on your potatoes, just brown it before cooling and storing
– You can add a little water or milk into the mixture before reheating so that your dish won’t be dry out (but the amount will depend on how much the leftover is)
– Even you cannot eat the reheated potatoes for one time, you can still store them and reheat for several next time, just need to cover it carefully and tightly in the freezer or fridge then follow the same steps to reheat
Things you’ll need
– A conventional oven/ microwave/ stove
– Aluminum foil/ Oven or microwave-safe dish
– A food thermometer
How to reheat scalloped potatoes
With an oven
– Heat the oven to 350F
– Wrap the potatoes au gratin with aluminum foil or an oven-safe lid before putting them on a middle rack in the oven
– Bake for about 25-30 minutes
– Insert the food thermometer into the center of the dish to check the temperature if it reaches 165F
– Remove the foil or lid for 10 final minutes (this allows the surface to be brown and a bit crispy)
– Take the dish out of the oven and enjoy
With a stove
– Seal your potatoes with a lid
– Put the dish on the stove under the medium-low flame
– Heat for about 20 minutes
– Turn off the stove and serve the dish
With a microwave
– Wrap the potatoes with aluminum foil (let one cover open for air release)
– Place it on the microwave-safe dish then put in the microwave
– Choose high setting and heat for total six minutes (divide into two times, rest in between 30 seconds)
– Check the temperature by a thermometer if it reaches 165F
– Remove the dish out of the microwave to serve