Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs: Awesome Tips & Techniques
If scrambled egg is one of your favorite food, it’s understandable that you want to know if you can freeze it. I know a lot of people will find it funny that you want to freeze such a simple dish – since it only takes minutes to make scrambled eggs.
The truth is, a lot of people want to freeze scrambled eggs. Yes, you’re not alone – just ask Google and you will see that a number of people are asking the same question.
There can really be a lot of reasons why you’d want to freeze scrambled eggs, here are just some of them:
See, I understand you perfectly. And here’s a confession – I love scrambled eggs, too.
Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?
Here’s a quick and short answer: Yes.
However (yes, there’s a however), freezing scrambled eggs is not as simple as it sounds. If you want to enjoy your reheated scrambled eggs, you should know how to prepare it properly (for freezing) and how to store it well. Otherwise, you might end up with an edible-but-rubbery reheated scrambled eggs that you can’t even appreciate.
How to Cook Scrambled Eggs for Freezing
If you really intend to freeze scrambled eggs, do the following steps:
Why Should You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?
Aside from the many possible reasons for wanting to freeze scrambled eggs, your main purpose for doing this is to prolong its life.
Yes, while cooked scrambled eggs will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a few days, it can last for several months in the freezer.
How Long Should You Keep Scrambled Eggs Frozen?
When cooked and stored properly in the freezer, scrambled eggs can last up to a year when frozen. But really, it shouldn’t take that long to consume frozen scrambled eggs as it’s a waste of freezer space. Therefore, I would suggest consuming frozen (cooked) scrambled eggs within 3 to 6 months of freezing them.
How to Thaw Frozen Scrambled Eggs
You need to reheat frozen scrambled eggs before you can eat it. However, you can’t just reheat it while it’s still frozen – that’s why you need to thaw it first. Here are 2 ways to thaw it:
If you’re planning on eating scrambled eggs the next day, you can place the frozen portion that you need in the refrigerator. It will thaw overnight and will be ready for reheating the next day.
You can thaw frozen scrambled eggs in an instant (instead of overnight) by using a microwave. If your microwave has a thaw function, just press the button and your frozen scrambled eggs will be thawed instantly. It will then be ready for reheating.
How to Reheat Frozen Scrambled Eggs
Thawed scrambled eggs can be reheated using the following methods:
Stovetop – Follow these steps:
Oven – Follow these steps:
How to Make Quick Scrambled Eggs (If You Want to Avoid Freezing Them)
Now, hear me out. While it’s reasonable to want to freeze scrambled eggs to save on time in cooking them fresh, there is actually a way to make quick scrambled eggs. So quick, in fact, that it’s not as troublesome as cooking this dish the old-fashioned way (on the stovetop).
You might be surprised at what I’m about to say – but just keep on reading. There’s a technique of cooking scrambled eggs in the microwave and the results are fast and yummy. Here are the steps:
Get a bowl or mug to scramble the eggs in.
Add a liquid ingredient to the mixture (milk or water).
If you want to add other ingredients to the scrambled egg recipe (cheese, vegetables, etc.), you can do so in this step.
Cook the scrambled eggs in the microwave (at high setting) for about 1 to 2 minutes (or until done).
As you can already tell, the steps to making scrambled eggs in the microwave (video) is fast and simple. Eggs cook really fast in high heat – that’s why cooking it in the microwave is a good idea. Sure, this technique takes some time, but you don’t even need to use a cooking pan to do it (less dishes to wash).
This method also eliminates the methods of freezing, thawing, and reheating scrambled eggs (which also takes some degree of time and effort).
Freezing Uncooked Scrambled Eggs
Still on the subject of freezing scrambled eggs, this section is about freezing uncooked scrambled eggs. See, I’m just providing you with a lot of options when storing, preparing, and eating this dish (like I said, it’s one of my favorite foods). So anyway, just follow these steps.
Tips to Freezing Eggs Properly
For this section, I am going to talk about freezing eggs in general. Remember these things if you want to freeze fresh eggs properly:
More Quick Tips to Freezing Eggs
Enjoying Scrambled Eggs to the Fullest
Egg is a very nutritious food – and it’s high in protein. Scrambled eggs are particularly versatile, as you can add other ingredients to it to make it even more nutritious (and interesting). This style of cooking eggs is also easy as you don’t even need to have an unbroken yolk to make it.
So, there – now you can enjoy making scrambled eggs on the spot or quickly by freezing egg recipes already cooked in advance.
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