How To Effectively Re-Heat French Fries

While french fries can be yummy fresh out of the fryer and on your dinner plate, they may not retain their appeal the next day. As a french fry connoisseur, you are likely aware of soggy and tasteless leftover fries after running them through the microwave. Fortunately, you can make them as good as new if you follow these reheating methods. 


First of all, know that fries are no good to you when they are too old. How do you know when that time is? Three to five days is appropriate, but remember the sooner you consume the fries after they are cooked, the better. Get them in the fridge after a few hours of having them out in the open.

Also note the correct way to store your fries. Preserve them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in tin foil to lock in the freshness and leave out excess moisture.

Oven Method

Using the oven is one of two ways to reheat your french fries. If you've ever made homemade fries, this method should be a snap.

First, apply some cooking spray. Not only does this prevent sticking, but it helps your soggy old fries become crispy once again. Be sure you coat the pan first and then the fries after you lay them out. 

Cook these taters at 400 degrees for 15 to 30 minutes. Like homemade fries, you have to pull out the tray halfway through the cooking period so you can flip the fries over. Thoroughly hot and crispy fries tell you they are done.

Alternatively, you can stick the fries under the broiler for a few minutes if you're a fan of ultra crispy fries.


Other folks prefer using the stove since this will re-fry your potatoes. To go about this method, first heat up a tablespoon of oil in a skillet. The heat should be on high.

Next, throw in your batch of fries. Use a spatula to evenly distribute the oil and the heat. Each side should be heated for a couple of minutes. 

Again, you'll know your fries are ready to eat when each strip is hot inside and out and meets your standard of crispiness. Now let your fries sit in a paper towel as you douse them with another paper towel to remove excess oils. 

As you can see, reheating your french fries does not take a lot of skill, but it does take proper application of appropriate techniques. If desired, contact K & D Factory Service Inc for more information on frying techniques. Now that you have mastered these, go ahead and eat away!