Do you like quiche? Yeah, me too! Store bought quiche is a massive hit in my household! But can you reheat these store bought quiches in an air fryer? Not only that! Quiches are big (apart from mini quiches lol) and you don’t always eat all of it fresh out of the oven (or air fryer :)). This means a lot of people have cold quiche just sitting around! And have you ever tried eating cold quiche? Trust me, it’s not a patch on the heated variety. Most people will try reheating their leftover quiche in the microwave, something that often leads to a patchy (and sometimes explode-ee) result 🙂 Today I will find out if the air fryer can take over the baton and reheat store bought or leftover quiche properly!!
Please note: I am using a Proscenic T21 air fryer for this test. Your cooking times may vary slightly depending on the type of air fryer you own and the size of quiche you are reheating.
What Quiche am I trying to Reheat in my Air Fryer?
Of course, usually I would have copious amounts of homemade quiche (hahaha hah!), but you just happen to catch me when I don’t 🙂 So instead, I am using a store-bought quiche from a British supermarket Marks & Spencer. No, I don’t live in England but where I do live, this is a good place to buy western food stuffs 🙂
How Did I Reheat My Store Bought Quiche in the Air Fryer?
Well, luckily enough, Marks and Spencer had very kindly provided some cooking instructions on the box of my quiche (it should say reheating instructions really, but let’s not split hairs!!).
My experience with air fryers helped a lot when deciding the temperature and amount of time to reheat the quiche for. I usually just take the instructions from the fan assisted oven cooking instructions on the box, except I will half the time stated .
In this case, it meant I was cooking this baby (I mean quiche) for a total of ten minutes at 200 degrees Celsius or 392 Fahrenheit.
Apart from that, little else is needed. There is no need to spritz oil or anything, a quiche will crisp up on top without any of that (a bit like when reheating pizza in an air fryer). Just put it in the air fryer basket as is, its as simple as that!
As I am currently doing a long-term test on a larger air fryer, this gave me plenty of space to put the whole quiche inside the air fryer’s cooking basket.
What Was the Result?
This was a resounding success, even if I do say so myself! One concern when reheating a quiche is the fact that the crust might get tough. This totally wasn’t the case here, I still had a flaky but not rock hard crust after this air fryer blitzing!
I was also super impressed that the quiche was heated all the way through in just ten minutes. This is why I love air fryers! Less time hanging around in the kitchen! And it had been heated evenly all the way through. You know how annoying it is when your microwaved food has hot and cold parts all over, well you don’t have such an issue with an air fryer.
Another worry some people might have is that the filling of a quiche is somewhat delicate and may be broken down in some way by the more aggressive heating style of an air fryer. I can wholeheartedly say that my quiche was still perfectly formed after its time in my air fryer 🙂
So I will say the same thing here that I did in my ‘how to reheat pizza in an air fryer’ article. An air fryer works a treat for reheating anything that you want to have a crispy or crisp finish. So the next time you have some old quiche lying around, don’t throw it in the microwave but the air fryer instead!
Next step after this will be trying out frozen quiche in the air fryer! Oh, the joys!! Frozen quiche, frozen mini quiche here I come 🙂 I know from experience that the air fryer is great for frozen food, so I am sure by adding an extra 5 minutes or so onto the cooking time we will be golden 🙂 There you go, an exclusive sneak peak 🙂