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How To Store & Reheat Churros

Have you just cooked up a fresh batch of delicious hot churros and are wondering what to do with the leftovers?
I won’t question how that’s even possible. In my house, there’s rarely such a thing as churro leftovers.
But don’t worry. I’ve painstakingly tested every recommended method of storing, freezing, and reheating churros (and managed to not eat them all in the process).
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Spanish
Servings 1 person
Calories 370 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 portion churros
  • 1 portion churro batter or dough

Instructions
 

Refrigerating Churros

  • Churros can be refrigerated, but at the risk of them becoming soggy and moist. I don’t recommend refrigerating cooked churros for this reason.
  • If you absolutely must refrigerate your cooked churros, place them in a freezer bag and use a straw to make the bag as airtight as possible.
  • Once done, place the freezer bag inside another airtight container.

Freezing Churros

  • To freeze cooked or leftover churros, place them on a parchment-lined baking tray and pre-freeze for 1 hour. This will ensure they don’t stick together in their final container.
  • Once done, place the churros in an airtight container or freezer bag and return them to the freezer.
  • Frozen churros can be kept for up to 2 months (but after a month they may start to lose some quality).

Freezing Uncooked Churros

  • To freeze uncooked churros, place the piped churro batter on a baking tray lined with wax or parchment paper.
  • Make sure to leave at least 1cm of space between each churro (you don’t want them touching) and cover the baking tray with plastic wrap to prevent any freezer burn.
  • Leave the churros to harden in the freezer for roughly one hour, or until they feel hard to the touch.
  • Once they’ve hardened sufficiently, transfer them to an airtight container. Since they’re already frozen, they won’t stick together.

Cooking Frozen Uncooked Churros

  • To cook frozen, uncooked churros, simply remove the individual churros from the freezer and fry without letting them thaw.
  • Fry the churros in at least 2 inches of oil at 350º F for 3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, immediately coat the churros in your choice of toppings.
  • Don’t forget to let the churros cool for at least a minute before eating.

Reheating Churros While Keeping Them Crispy

  • The best way to reheat churros is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400º F and cook the churros for 4 to 6 minutes.
  • You can also reheat churros in the microwave. Place the churros on a paper towel and microwave on full power in 10-second increments until hot.
  • I do not recommend reheating your churros in a deep fryer. Refrying may seem logical, but the magic only happens the first time. You’ll likely end up with extremely oily and dense churros that even I wouldn’t want to eat. (and that’s saying something).

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal
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