How To Reheat Fried Fish

how to reheat fried fish

Do you have some cold, leftover fried fish in the fridge? Wondering if it's still safe for consumption? If yes, how do you reheat it to make it taste as good as when it was first cooked?

Fried fish is a delight in itself; it's crispy, flaky, and juicy, all at the same time. When reheated properly, fried fish tastes equally good as the original dish. So, here are a few tips on reheating fried fish to retain its original flavor and texture.

But first,

Check If Your Fried Fish Is Safe For Consumption

Your fish should be no more than 3-4 days old in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer. If it's been more than that, it's best to discard it.

Also, check the appearance and smell of the fish. If it looks or smells bad, don't eat it. Rancid fish will have a sour smell, and the flesh will be mushy. You may also notice some black/green spots or molds on the surface.

If your fish passes the smell and appearance test, it's probably safe for consumption.

Now that you know your fried fish is still good to eat let's see how you can reheat it.

How To Reheat Fried Fish - 3 Best Methods

On The Stovetop

Fried fish is traditionally cooked by deep-frying on the stove. And what better way to reheat it than to fry it again?

Here's what you need to do:

In The Oven or Toaster Oven

The oven is another great way to reheat fried fish. This method is especially useful if you have a large batch of fish to reheat. However, if you want to reheat just a single serving, we recommend using the toaster oven. It's more energy-efficient and heats up faster than a regular oven.

The steps remain the same for both appliances.

Here's what you need to do:

In The Air Fryer

Want to enjoy flaky, crispy, reheated fried fish without excess oil? The air fryer is your best bet.

Here's what you need to do:

Tips For Reheating Fried Fish

Honestly, reheating fried fish isn't rocket science. But you can do a few things to ensure your dish turns out perfectly every single time.

Here are our top tips: