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Subject: Reheating potato pancakes question
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: tomkanpa[at]aol.comKMA (TOM KAN PA)
Date: 18 Dec 2000 15:33:19 GMT
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Sunday, we made potato pancakes, (grated potatos/onions egg, etc.) to be frozen
and then put out Xmas eve in a pan which is in another pan of water with sterno
keeping the water warm.
They are now frozen in the pan (60 of them) with a layer of pancakes, a sheet
of bakers' parchment, a layer of pancakes, a layer of parchment for a total of
four layers of pancakes.
The pan was then covered with aluminum foil, the foil being  pressed down to
the top of the pancakes, allowing no room for air.
We plan to reheat the pancakes in the oven in the pan and then that pan will be
placed in the hot water pan.
My question simply is: Should the pancakes be thawed first (with or without the
foil cover on) and when they are heated in the oven, should they be heated
covered or uncovered with the foil?
Thanks
tom kan pa

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From: Stan Horwitz 
Date: 18 Dec 2000 15:43:03 GMT
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TOM KAN PA wrote:
> My question simply is: Should the pancakes be thawed first (with or without the
> foil cover on) and when they are heated in the oven, should they be heated
> covered or uncovered with the foil?

That depends. The pancakes will reheat okay if you start out with them
frozen, but they will take a lot longer. Heat them uncovered, otherwise,
they might steam and turn into glop.

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From: catmandy99[at]aol.comcrap (Sheryl Rosen)
Date: 19 Dec 2000 03:01:58 GMT
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I vote for:
Don't thaw first.
Reheat in single layers on a cookie sheet, no cover--use a 400 degree oven.
They will get a little browner and a little crisper.

Then, when hot, restack in the pan that goes into the chafing dish.

They won't be the crispest things on earth, but that's ok.  As long as they are
tasty and nice and golden brown, they will be terrific.


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