Frequent question: Do hot pockets need to be cooked?

For those of you who don’t know, a Hot Pocket is a frozen Pop-tart filled — instead of with fruit — with nasty meat and sauce. You’re supposed to stick it in a microwave for a few minutes and let it cook /heat, and then it’s supposedly edible. But it never actually is. “It’s frozen.

Why are you not supposed to eat Hot Pockets?

Consumers are being advised to throw the Hot Pockets away.

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Can you eat a microwaved Hot Pocket?

Microwaving Hot Pockets: Conclusion

Hot pockets are not only easy to prepare, but also come in different tasty flavors to select from. However, the way you heat them can make or break your hunger. These are all pre-cooked and frozen, which makes it safe to microwave before eating.

Are Hot Pockets still on recall?

The product being recalled was produced between November 13 and November 16, 2020. No other production dates/batch codes of Hot Pockets Brand Sandwiches Garlic Buttery Crust Pepperoni Pizza Value Packs (12-count) and no other Hot Pockets products are impacted by this recall.

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Are Hot Pockets fried?

Fry the Hot Pockets for 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning them once if you are using a skillet. Since the filling is already cooked through, the aim in frying them is to add a bit of extra crunch to the pastry, and that won’t take long.

Why do Hot Pockets always explode?

Most likely the microwave is just higher power or more uneven than average. If the hot pockets are a bit too hot in addition to splitting, reduce the time. If you get them the right overall temperature and they still split, try cooking longer at a lower power (e.g. 4 minutes at 50%).

Is eating 2 Hot Pockets bad?

Probably not. Hot pockets are basically empty calories and a lot of sodium. Because of all of the sodium I’d definately drink at least a gallon of water a day to help process it all. There are a lot of different kinds of hot pockets and some are better than others, but none are really even moderately good for you.

How long do I cook Hot Pockets for?

Unwrap sandwich, insert into crisping sleeve, and place on microwave safe plate. HEAT IT. Cook on HIGH (1100 Watt Oven) 1 Sandwich: 2 minutes* 2 Sandwiches: 3 minutes, 30 seconds* For Lower Wattage/Compact Microwave, cook 1 sandwich on HIGH for 3 minutes, 10 seconds*. For best results, cook one sandwich at a time.