How To Reheat Mcdonald’s Fries and Nuggets

Sometimes you just can’t get to Mcdonald’s quickly enough, and when you arrive, the fries and nuggets are stone cold. Sometimes they are still hot, but they have been sitting there too long, and now they just need reheating to bring them back to their original warm glory. Here is how to reheat Mcdonald’s fries and nuggets to taste as good as when you first bought them!

How To Reheat Mcdonald’s Fries and Nuggets in the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread the fries on a baking sheet, and bake for about 10 minutes. You may need to stir them halfway through to ensure they cook evenly. Once they’re crispy and hot, enjoy!

Reheating McDonald’s chicken nuggets in the oven 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spread the nuggets on a baking sheet, and bake for about 10 minutes. Stir them halfway through if you like. 

Once they’re cooked through, take them out of the oven and enjoy. Be careful not to overcook them because then they will be too dry. 

Make sure you use parchment paper or something else that can withstand high heat to line your pan, so the fries don’t stick or burn. If you want an extra treat, grab some ketchup from the fridge and dip away!

Reheating McDonald’s Fries in the Microwave

McDonald’s fries are best reheated in the microwave. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, place the fries on a baking sheet lined with foil. 

Then, bake for about 10 minutes, or until heated through. Finally, enjoy!

Reheating McDonald’s nuggets in the microwave: McDonald’s nuggets are also best reheated. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Next, place the nuggets on a microwavable plate covered with parchment paper. Second, cover them with another layer of parchment paper, followed by two layers of aluminium foil. 

Third, heat them in 30-second intervals (or until they are hot). Finally, enjoy! McDonald’s french fries should be stored at room temperature, as they do not need refrigeration to stay fresh. 

To keep them crispy, put them in an airtight container once you get home from the restaurant. You can store these fries for up to one week before cooking, but consuming them within 24 hours of purchase is best if you plan on heating them up later. 

The same goes for their McNuggets – which will last three days after purchase before starting to spoil. The exception is the fish filet patty; only buy this product within two days of use, or it will spoil quickly.

Reheating Mcdonald’s Fries in the air Fryer

Place the fries in the air fryer basket and heat at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for three to four minutes. If you want your fries extra crispy, you can leave them in for a minute or two longer. 

When the fries are done, remove them from the basket and enjoy! For reheating McNuggets, place them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to 10 minutes. The nuggets will be nice and hot when they’re done. 

Use an oven mitt while handling them because they’ll be very hot! Be careful not to burn yourself while taking the nuggets out of the oven. Let cool for a few minutes before enjoying these warm, tasty treats.

Reheating McDonald’s fries in the skillet

If you want to reheat your McDonald’s fries so they are hot and crispy, then using a skillet is the best way to do it. First, preheat your skillet over medium heat. Then, add a layer of oil to the pan. Next, place the fries in the pan in a single layer. 

Be sure not to overcrowd the pan, or the fries will steam instead of fry. Fry for about two minutes per side until golden brown and crispy. 

Serve immediately. The fries can also be added to a batch of oven-fried chicken or fish for an easy dinner. The recipe for oven-fried chicken with bacon has instructions on how to fry up McDonald’s nuggets at home, too! You’ll need one egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Dip each nugget into the egg mixture and coat them well. 

You can now shake off any nugget’s excess egg before dipping it into bread crumbs. Add salt and pepper if desired to taste. 

Place all coated nuggets onto a plate lined with wax paper. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 8-10 minutes or until done. Enjoy these homemade versions of McDonald’s fast food classics!

Reheating McDonald’s french fries by deep-frying

If you want to reheat your McDonald’s french fries to taste as close to fresh as possible, your best bet is to deep fry them. This may seem like a lot of work, but it’s simple. All you need is a pot of oil and a few minutes of your time.  

Fill the pot with about an inch of oil, place the fries in a frying basket, and lower them into the hot oil for about 2-3 minutes or until they turn golden brown. 

The trick here is not to overcrowd the pot with too many fries because this will cool down the temperature of the oil and make it harder for your food to cook through.

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If you’re looking for a way to enjoy your McDonald’s fries and nuggets without going through the drive-thru, reheating them is the way to go. 

Simply remove from packaging and place in oven or microwave on low heat for a few minutes, depending on the desired temperature. 

And voila! You have freshly cooked fries that are crispy on the outside and warm in the middle. The same goes for their nuggets. Remove from package and heat in oven or microwave until the desired temperature. Add any dipping sauces of your choice (like ketchup, ranch dressing, honey mustard) to make it even more appetizing!

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