Whether you have some leftover egg you want to store and reheat from your brekky, or you are looking to see if you can meal prep with fried eggs, you will eventually have to reheat them.
Fried eggs can indeed be reheated, but during the reheating process, you should always understand the effects of reheating will change the original texture and can lead to rubbery egg whites if the reheating process is too long.
To find out the best way to reheat and make fried eggs, reheat other types of egg dishes, and how to store them, we've put together a guide that will give you everything you need to know.
When it comes to reheating fried eggs dishes that are frozen or cold, the best way to reheat them is in the microwave, as it has the shortest cooking time which reduces the chances of changing the texture of eggs.
We've listed the simple steps to reheating your fried egg on both microwave and stove down below.
As well, as reheating fried eggs, you might be wondering if you can reheat other types of eggs such as boiled, poached, omelettes or scrambled.
We have listed how to reheat these kinds of eggs below.
Now we know how to reheat fried eggs, let's also cover how to make them (in the best way) in a microwave or over a stove. Bear in mind you can make your egg dishes however you want, whether over hard, over medium, over easy or sunny-side up, the choice is yours.
We will cover how to make fried eggs over hard in both a microwave and a stove down below.
Reheating your fried eggs for a delicious meal is a pretty easy task, but you do need to make sure that you use proper storage to make sure the egg has no risk of illness and retains extra moisture during refrigeration.
You must always ensure that you store your type of dish with eggs at least within two hours after cooking otherwise you do risk the chance of your eggs becoming unsafe to eat.
We've bullet pointed the best way to store your eggs cold below.
You might be wondering if there is a risk of foodborne illness or lower vitamin content when you reheat eggs.
Reheating eggs is completely safe and the nutritional content stays pretty much the same as long as the eggs had previously been cooked to the right internal temperature and you store them properly with our method above.
Fried eggs should always be cooked till the internal temperature measures 144-158°, however, this varies according to the style that you have made your eggs in.
You should also be making sure that the eggs you buy, to begin with, are fresh, we have listed some ways to be testing your eggs in the future to make sure that they are safe to eat, to begin with before cooking.
Can you reheat poached eggs?
Yes, you can reheat poached eggs by putting it into boiling water for 2-3 minutes until it is heated through again. Don't microwave them as this can cause the yolk to come apart, leaving a big mess.
How do you stop egg whites from going rubbery?
Make sure you do not overcook them, to begin with, and use intervals when reheating, when bubbles start to appear in the whites this can often lead to rubbery eggs so you need to make sure you are using low heat.
Are the runniest yolk option eggs safe to eat?
Eggs with runny yolks are actually not safe for children to eat due to the risk of salmonella, for adults it is a personal choice, but there is always a risk of bacteria if the eggs are not pasteurised and cooked to an adequate temperature.
Can I store eggs in the fridge for a week?
Typically, fried eggs or any other cooked eggs are no longer too safe to eat from your fridge after the 5-day mark, you can do a smell test however to make up your mind.
Always store your eggs not in the fridge too, as here the temperature is always lower, so can lead to your eggs going bad.
How do you take eggs from the freezer to reheat?
Reheating fried eggs from the freezer uses the same method for taking them from the fridge, the only difference is that you might need to increase the reheating time until they are warmed through.
Can eggs be frozen raw?
Raw eggs can be frozen, but you have to make sure you store them the right way to maintain their eating quality once thawed. Allow them to thaw overnight in the fridge when you want to eat them, they are best whisked beforehand then store in plastic bags.
Does reheating eggs take away any essential nutrients?
No, unlike reheating veggies, eggs still are said to have the same amount of nutrients as they do when they are eaten fresh after reheating, the only difference is that they might have a different texture because of the reheating process.
Are eggs healthy?
Yes, eggs are a great low-calorie source of protein that keeps you full throughout the day, some people have warned about eating too many eggs a day, however, as it can contain high levels of sodium and cholesterol, but not many studies have proved this.
What is the healthiest way to eat an egg?
The healthiest way to eat eggs has to be by boiling at this method requires no oil or butter to grease the pan, be careful how much salt you add to your boiled egg at the end, however.
Overall, reheating fried eggs can be done easily in a microwave or a stove until they are hot and ready to eat again, avoid overcooking your eggs as this will make them rubbery and always make sure that you eat them within the required amount of time before they go bad.
You can store your eggs in a freezer and reheat them too, just ensure you eat them before your five months is up then reheat them for a longer period until warm.