So you had a successful fried clam party. Everyone brought over their own kind of clam and you had such fun shucking the shells. Your guests ate nearly all the clams, but there are a few left over in the refrigerator. You want to eat those clams, but don’t know the best way to reheat fried clams.
To reheat fried clams, you can use the microwave to get the least desired result. Fried clams reheat well in the conventional oven and the toaster oven. Your new airfryer is an excellent way to reheat your fried clams.
How to Reheat Fried Clams in the Microwave
You have already stunk up the house once making fried clams. Your roommate was so pissed off that he already threatened to move out of the house. Now you are going to use the microwave that you have not cleaned out for more than a month.
Do yourself, your roommate, and the fried clams a favor by cleaning the microwave before you use it. All of that exploded food gunk looks nasty in the microwave and it can affect the flavor of your reheated fried clams. Your roommate will partially forgive you for the clam party if you clean up the microwave oven.
The Microwave Oven
- Put the fried clams on a piece of plain white paper towel. Make sure the paper towel has no artificial scents or colorants.
- Put the paper towel and the clams on a microwave safe dish.
- Make sure that the pieces of fried clam do not touch each other.
- Microwave on high for one minute. If they still are not hot after one minute, microwave for 30 seconds more. Do not overcook your fried clams in the microwave or they will turn into a clammy mush.
- Take the fried clams out of the microwave.
- Remove the paper towel.
- Serve the clams on a clean dish.
- Enjoy hot with your favorite beverage such as green or black tea.
How to Reheat Your Fried Clams in a Conventional Oven.
Make sure you run the oven fan when you reheat your fried clams. The stench of a reheated fried clams can be worse than when you originally cooked them. By the way, make sure you dispose of your clam shells as quickly as possible because they will make a huge stink in the trash can. It might be a good idea to plan your clam party around the garbage pick up day.
The conventional oven is an inefficient way to reheat your fried clams. You already used a whole bunch of energy when originally frying the clams at the clam party. Be as kind to the planet as you are to your own mother. Both of them take care of us and make sure we are able to survive.
The Conventional Oven
- Preheat the oven to 420 degrees
- Find a baking sheet in the mess that you left after the clam party.
- Find the aluminum foil. Use only Reynolds wrap or some other quality aluminum foil because if it is too thin it will tear and little pieces will get caught in your teeth.
- Line the cooking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Wait for the oven to fully reheat. Most ovens will make a sound when they are at the correct temperature.
- Put the fried clams on the baking sheet.
- Put another sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the fried clams.
- Put the baking sheet in the oven.
- Wait for 4-6 minutes.
- Remove the cooking sheet from the oven. Use an oven mit.
- Remove the aluminum foil and put the clams on a dish.
- Enjoy hot with your favorite beverage, such as beer or whiskey. A riesling wine also goes well with fried clams.
How to Reheat Your Fried Clams in the Toaster Oven
This is the best method to reheat your fried clams. The toaster oven will leave them crispy and delicious. You are doing the earth a favor by using the most energy efficient way of reheating your fried clams.
The Toaster Oven
- Put some aluminum foil on the toaster oven tray.
- Put the fried clams on the toaster tray.
- Place another sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the fried clams.
- Reheat at 420 degrees for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven using oven mitts.
- Be careful removing the aluminum foil because you can get a clam burn.
- Serve the reheated fried clams on a platter.
- Enjoy with your favorite beverage such as orange or grape soda.
Reheating Your Fried Clams in the Air Fryer
You bought a new air fryer and want to reheat your fried clams in it. Luckily, someone else has provided you with instructions on how to reheat your fried clams in the air fryer.
You can reheat your fried clams in the microwave oven but they will turn out a little soggy.
The conventional oven works well to reheat your fried clams but it takes a lot of energy.
The toaster oven is the perfect way to heat your fried clams. If you have an air fryer, you can try to reheat your fried clams in it.