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Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

Posted by jenn (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 13:48

We need to take an appetizer to a weekend gathering out of town with a group of friends. We meet poolside at the hotel on Friday and Saturday evenings to share munchies, before we go out for dinner.

I found this recipe that sounds great and I know my husband would love. They can be served at room temp or slightly warm. Baked Cheese Olives

Of course, I would bake them ahead and then keep them chilled in the cooler, then bring to room temp about an hour before we meet. But I'm wondering if they could be heated a little in the microwave just before serving -- and for how long and at what temp. Or, not reheated at all.

What would be best?


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

If you reheat in the micro, the olives will get very hot before the outside is warm, because of the oil content in the olives. That's not what you want. I would stick them into a 400 oven for about 5 minutes.
Linda C


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

I think they could be served at room temp just after baking but not after being chilled first. Fried foods get funky after being chilled - they need to be reheated in an oven to recrisp. If there's no oven in the hotel room and there probably isn't - I'd choose another recipe for this particular occasion.

/tricia


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

We know this recipe around here! These are delicious but I would not reheat in the microwave. Depending on how long the drive is to your location, I would make them ahead and freeze unbaked. Then bake just before you leave to drive to your destination. Wrap them in foil with some holes poked in the top to let steam out, put down in a cooler with lid on.

If it were me, I'd probably make another appetizer and save this recipe for another time when entertaining at home.

Teresa


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

Thank you, you've validated my thoughts. There won't be an oven in the hotel room and the there will be several hours of driving and other things before we meet that evening. I'll make another appetizer for this occasion.


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

Do you have an extra toaster oven? You could take that with you for reheating. I agree that MW would be a disaster - too much oil in that recipe, especially in the cheese. Cheddar will often separate when microwaved, and the balls would not be crisp.

Lars


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

I think something else would be better. There are zillions of delicious things that don't need to be heated.


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

I've made these and I'm pretty sure they would be soggy if you try to warm them in the microwave.


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RE: Baked cheese olive balls -- OK to reheat later in microwave?

Yep, thanks.... I'll definitely try them at home instead.


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