How To Prevent Your Breakfast Burrito From Drying Out In The Microwave
By TALIN VARTANIAN
Whether your burrito is fresh or frozen, wrap a damp paper towel around it to prevent it from drying as it reheats in the microwave. Microwaves tend to zap the fillings of moisture, which also dries out the tortilla — whereas damp paper towels and small microwave increments help to keep that moisture intact.
Instead of microwaving a burrito for two full minutes right off the bat, it's best to break this up into smaller numbers — smaller burritos, for example, initially get 30 seconds while larger ones get 45 seconds. Flip the burrito, add 15 to 20 seconds to the microwave time and keep following the 15 to 20-second rule until the burrito has been restored to its full, warm potential.
For a crispy exterior, throw the newly heated burrito in a skillet, toaster oven, or under a broiler, wait until it cools down, and then enjoy. Lastly, whatever you do, make sure not to microwave the foil your breakfast burrito originally came in.