Frozen mac n cheese

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  1. cdavis188

    cdavis188 Road Train Member

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    Delivered to a Sysco and they rejected 9 cases of Popeyes Mac n Cheese. Filled out OSD form and dispatch told me to toss them. Obviously I don't have the room to store 9 cases of frozen product on my truck but I swiped a couple bags of it. Each bag is about a pound maybe 2. What would be the best way to cook it? I have a microwave and bowls so I was thinking of thawing it out in my fridge and then putting it in a bowl and cooking it that way. Would that work? Or is there a better way?
     
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  3. ducnut

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    That stuff is typically heated in a steamer, so in boiling water is probably your best option. Once it’s hot, pull the bag, cut it, and dinner will be served.
     
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  4. Sirscrapntruckalot

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    Should work.

    Shouldn't be any different than if you were heating up left overs from the freezer.

    I could be wrong but eh, it's mac n cheese. Can't be that complicated.

    In the future if you end up with frozen tacos, I'll be glad to give you my address and send you a package containing pictures of me gleefully eating them.

    ;)

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  5. ducnut

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    The problem with microwaving a solid 1-2lb chunk of food is a microwave doesn’t evenly heat. It’ll burn in spots and/or melt the bag.

    Usually, food like this is cut out of the bag and put into a steamer pan used in a steam table. A steamer evenly thaws and heats the food, without hot spots or burning it. Likewise, leaving it in a bag, dropping it into a pot of water, then, heating it eliminates burning the food. You gotta’ look at this as an institutional-sized serving of food and heat it like they would.
     
  6. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    I kind of figured it was a given to break it up. ;)

    Hell, run it under cold water thaw it out some, toss in a bowl, nuke it how you like it.

    Or a chisel.

    Or find a way to steam it. But that's boring. I like that the OP is taking a non-traditional approach to this.

    If anyone needs a mac n cheese fix, but doesn't have time to fix it, I offer to you...

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