Ah, pizza. If you’re like me, this is a weekly (at least) diet staple and something you manage to convince yourself is sort of healthy even for your children (Tomatoes! Cheese! Veggies!) to have for dinner when you’re bone tired.
If you do it right, there are also always leftovers. And sure, the microwave makes them edible, but those re-heated slices will never be as delicious as the moment they first came out of the oven.
Or will they…?
According to Food52, there is a way to make your pizza as good as it can possibly get on day 2 – and that’s in the skillet.
According to several pizza experts, including international pizza consultant (that’s a thing?) Anthony Falco, if you want a slice that walks the line between dry and soggy, pop it into a nonstick skillet over medium heat and let it go for 2 minutes. then, add 2 drops of water and cover it with a lid or foil, turn it to low, and leave it for another minute.
Then, it’s time to enjoy!
It’s important to do both steps separately, as the first one crisps up your crust and the second traps the moisture evaporating from the water, which moistens your toppings instead of drying them out like an oven would do.
If you’re too lazy to bust out a skillet (no judgement here) and want to cling to your microwave reheating, check out a crisper pan that can help you accomplish a better nuked slice.
Ain’t technology grand?