Kebab gone cold can I safely re-heat and eat?

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Posted 22nd May 2011
I bought a kebab but it's gone cold. Will it be safe to eat if I put it in the microwave and reheat?
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[Guide] Reheating a kebab – Can you reheat donner meat?

A night out often culminates in a trip to the local kebab shop. Of course, our drunken eyes can often be bigger than our stomachs, leaving many of the late-night meals half-eaten when we arrive home.


With sustainability being THE word of 2019, it just feels plain wrong to dump perfectly good kebab meat into the bin. What’s more, the fatty donner meat may provide a much-needed source of comfort as you tough out your hangover the next day. But, can reheating donner meat damage your health? Let’s take a look.


Can you reheat kebab meat?

The short answer is yes, as long as you’ve put the kebab meat in the fridge overnight. If you’ve left it standing out in the kitchen, then it’s best to leave it. While you might get away with it, it’s always best to play it safe when it comes to meat. Eating spoiled meat could you make you unwell or even land you in hospital. This is particularly important if the kebab meat is made from chicken or turkey!


We can’t guarantee that your kebab will taste just as nice as the night before, though. The microwave is likely to make the donner meat harden up, making for a much chewier texture.


Reheating doner meat – How long to reheat doner meat in the microwave?

How long you reheat the donner meat for is a matter of taste. The most conventional advice is to reheat the meat in 30 second bursts, leaving it to rest for 30 seconds between each time (this ensures that the donner meat cooks through properly). Do this until the temperature is to your liking. Be careful not to heat it up too much though, as this might cause the meat to become very tough to chew.
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