Can You Reheat Fish and Chips?

Can You Reheat Fish and Chips

I love fish and chips and I am sure that many of you do too. It is easy to make or order from a restaurant for a meal. However, sometimes you want to cook or buy more of these at once and eat them later. Or, sometimes, you cook more than what you can eat.

In either case, you might end up asking whether it is possible to reheat fish and chips. In this post, I will answer that question based solely on my experience.

So, can you reheat fish and chips? Yes, you can reheat fish and chips. You can use a toaster oven or deep fryer to do so. Below are the simple steps you can follow.

How to Reheat Fish and Chips in a Toaster Oven?

If you have fish and chips leftovers, do not worry because you can reheat and eat them later. In this post, I will share with you how to do it using a toaster oven.

The steps are simple just like many food heating processes. Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Preheat a toaster oven for a few minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil.

3. Place the fish and chips on the baking sheet.

4. Heat the whole thing for about 10 minutes or so.

There you go. You have just reheated your fish and chips successfully.

However, if the fish fillets are thicker, you need to be careful. You can use another gentle method to do it successfully. What you can do is to place the fillets on the wire rack. Don’t forget to coat the fillets with foil. This will prevent the fillets to dry out especially the outer part.

The next step is to heat them at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.

If you want to store the fillets after heating, you can do so too. Just to make sure that the fillets or chips have come to room temperature after heating. Then, loose the cover foil and place them in the refrigerator.

Well, you might only do this if there are leftovers. But the safer way is to consume fish and chips after heating them. Although double cooking is okay, foods have better taste and texture when consuming on the same day or after cooking.

How to Avoid Soggy Chips when Reheating

Reheating chips is easy. However, because chips are more enjoyable when crispy, you need to be careful when reheating them to attain the texture you want. If you do it the wrong way, they become soggy and definitely not enjoyable to eat.

The key here is to remove liquid from the potatoes. Too much oil for instance can make them soggy later. To avoid this, make sure to lay the chips on the open container this keeps the chips safe from condensation formation.

Before you heat the chips, place them on the kitchen towel and let the towel to absorb the moisture from the chips. Then sprinkle them with a little bit of salt before putting them in the oven.

Alternative Way to Consume Leftover Fish and Chips

Like any other foods, reheating is just one way to keep the fish and chips safe to eat. There are many ways to do it. The only limit is your creativity.

To give you examples, I will share with you one recipe you can do from the fish and chips leftovers. Here’s what you can do:


One of the simplest and quickest ways of enjoying leftover fish and chips is making fishcakes out of them. Trust me it is simple and delicious. This recipe only involves a few steps.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Combine the fish and chips leftover together and put them in the blender. Mix the ingredients until everything achieves fine consistency.

2. Add egg to it and some chosen seasonings if you like.

3. Make small patties out of the mixture and coat them with breadcrumbs.

4. Fry the patties in a shallow frying pan for a couple of minutes or until they turn golden.

5. Serve! You can add mushy peas, a wedge of lemon, and rocket, etc. It depends on your taste preference.

Obviously, there are many recipes you can make out of fish and chips leftovers. Just explore and try some experiments. As mentioned, creativity is the only limit.

Final Thoughts

Cooking or making fish and chips more than you can eat at once is not a huge problem. You can always eat them later after reheating. Yes, you can reheat fish and chips using an oven toaster or deep frying pan.

You can do so two to three times. However, please do remember that foods are healthier, more tasteful, and enjoyable when you eat them after they cooked for the first time.

Finally, reheating is not the only way to keep fish and chips safe to eat. You can make many delicious recipes from fish and chips leftovers. Fishcakes are just an example. By being creative, you can make more.

I hope this helps.

Related Questions

Is it ok to reheat fish and chips?

Yes, it is ok to reheat fish and chips. You can do so by using a toaster oven or frying pan. With a little tweak, you will be able to make fish and chips even more delicious. The key is creativity.

Can you eat cold chips the next day?

Yes, you can eat cold chips the next day. However, for most people, it is simply not the best way to go. The most common way is to reheat the chips first before eating them. You can use the reheating process shared in this post.

What can I do with leftover fish and chips?

As mentioned, there are many ways you can turn leftover fish and chips into a delicious recipe. The most basic and simple one is fishcakes. You can follow the steps for making fishcakes shared above.

How long does fried fish last in the fridge?

Fried fish can last three to four days in the fridge.

How long can you keep chips in the fridge?

You can keep the chips in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.