Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How to re-heat frozen Runzas

Tonight I'm going to provide a public service for all us displaced (misplaced?) Nebraskans: How to re-heat those frozen Runzas we all brought back after our last visit home.

I called my hometown Runza just a few minutes ago (guess what we're having for supper tonight?! Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!), so here it is, straight from the horse's mouth:

- Unwrap fully-baked, frozen Runza from paper
- Wrap in aluminum foil with shiny side facing "in"
- Bake in preheated 325F oven for 45 minutes

Microwave fully-baked, frozen Runza for 1 minute on "high", turn over and microwave for another 30 seconds to 1 minute on "high" - make sure there are no cold spots.

And for those of you unfortunate enough to not know what a Runza is, check out these links. (and might I add that I'm so excited "Runza" finally made it into Wikipedia!)

P.S. FYI, the next time you're home and want to buy some frozen Runzas, call them the day before and place your order so they can bake them and then freeze them. If you go in and just try to buy some frozen Runzas, they may not have any already frozen.

Baking the frozen Runzas for 45 minutes will get them mostly hot, however, they end up a little crunchy on the outside (really, only a little). So, I think the next batch we heat up, I'll put them in the microwave for about a minute and then finish them off in the oven. I'll let you know the results...


Sara said...

Since some people do seem to find this post when searching for how to re-heat frozen Runza's, here's an update on what I find to be the best way:

Microwave each frozen Runza for 1 minute. Then wrap in foil and bake in the oven (at 325ºF or 350ºF) for 15-20 minutes.


Brian Wylie said...

We just put some butter on the bread before we re-bake them :D