Leftover Pizza Can Be Better Than the Original

It's true. I've had it. My mom told me about it a few years ago. Sure, it's easy and convenient to just pop the leftover pizza into the microwave and eat it a minute later, but in just five minutes you can have leftover pizza that tastes better than the original pie that came out of the oven. Step 1: Cook pizza in microwave for 30 seconds upside down. This is key--it keeps all of the grease from soaking the dough on the bottom of the pizza. I actually adopted this technique from my stepdad growing up. This will get you halfway to better leftover pizza.

Step 2: Flip pizza over and cook an additional 30 seconds in the microwave.

Step 3: Place pizza in a pan on the stove over medium heat until desired crispness (3-4 minutes). This allows the crust to get crisp and alleviate the dreaded soggy, chewy leftover pizza taste.

Step 4: Then you scarf!!! (ahem! Sandlot reference)

The pizza used in this demonstration is Godfather's bacon cheeseburger (one of Kels' favorites). While we were eating at the restaurant she actually said she couldn't wait to have the leftovers because it is that much better.

Give it a try, and tell us what you think.

FoodEric WilliamsFoodComment