The Best Way To Preserve And Reheat Your Fufu

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What happens when you have left over fufu? Do you trash it? Or do you preserve it? Can fufu really be preserved? Well yes! You can preserve your fufu and keep it fresh for the next day!



Here are two preservation methods to keep your fufu fresh:


One of the simplest and most effective ways to preserve fufu is by refrigeration. Before storing it, ensure your fufu has completely cooled down. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Properly sealed, fufu can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to three to four days. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply reheat it using steam or microwave, and it’ll bounce back to its original warm and inviting state.


If you’ve got an abundance of fufu and wish to extend its shelf life even further, freezing is your superhero preservation method. Dividing the fufu into individual portions before freezing allows you to thaw only what you need, preventing unnecessary waste. Simply wrap the portions tightly in plastic wrap or place them in freezer-safe bags, removing as much air as possible to avoid freezer burn. Frozen fufu can maintain its deliciousness for up to two to three months.

Reheating fufu properly is crucial to maintain its soft and chewy texture. Here’s the best way to reheat fufu:


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. The water level should be enough to submerge the fufu without overflowing.
  • Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Carefully add the fufu to the simmering water. Make sure the fufu is fully submerged in the water.
  • Allow the fufu to heat through for about 5 to 7 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size and thickness of the fufu.
  • Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the reheated fufu from the water. Be gentle to avoid breaking or mashing the fufu.
  • Serve the reheated fufu immediately with your preferred soup or stew.


  • Place the fufu on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Sprinkle a few drops of water on the fufu to add some moisture and prevent it from drying out during reheating.
  • Cover the plate with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap. Leave a small vent to allow steam to escape.
  • Microwave the fufu on medium power for about 2 to 3 minutes. Check the fufu after each minute to avoid overheating.
  • Use oven mitts or a towel to remove the plate from the microwave, as it may be hot.
  • Serve the reheated fufu immediately with your preferred soup or stew.


– When reheating fufu, it’s essential not to overcook it, as it can become mushy and lose its original texture.

– To prevent fufu from sticking to the pot or microwave-safe plate, you can lightly coat it with a little oil or water before reheating.

– If you have a large piece of fufu, consider cutting it into smaller portions before reheating to ensure even heating throughout.

Preserving fufu doesn’t have to be a daunting task; with a little knowledge and creativity, you can enjoy this West African gem whenever your heart desires. So, whether you have a single portion or a feast-worthy supply of fufu, follow these preservation tips recommended and enjoy fufu at its best.

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