Can You Reheat Leftover Scrambled Eggs the Next Day?

There are times where we are left with too many scrambled eggs. No matter where these extra scrambled eggs came from, there’s no need to throw them out the next day. 

When properly stored and reheated, scrambled eggs are completely safe to eat the next day.  Make sure your eggs are stored in an air-tight container. This can be a Tupperware container or even a plastic bag. Then, just put them in the fridge and they’ll be good for around four days.

The Best Way to Reheat Scrambled Eggs

Frying

Using the stove is a great way to reheat eggs.

  • Step 1: Put a bit of oil or butter in a frying pan and let it get hot. 
  • Step 2: Add the eggs and let them get hot again, stirring frequently.
  • Step 3: Plate your eggs.

Microwave

There are, of course, other ways to reheat scrambled eggs. They can also be reheated in a microwave.

  • Step 1: Put your scrambled eggs in a microwave safe dish
  • Step 2: Add a small amount of oil or butter
  • Step 3: Heat them in 20-second increments until hot. Stir frequently.
  • Step 4: Discard any additional liquid that may remain in the container

Oven

With a similar method, put your eggs in an oven-safe dish to reheat in the oven. 

  • Step 1: Put your eggs in an oven-safe dish and cover with aluminum foil. Add your fat of choice here.
  • Step 2: Preheat your oven. 350°F works great.
  • Step 3: Allow them to get hot again and then plate.
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Steaming

One more way to reheat scrambled eggs is like the frying method. Steaming the eggs can prevent them from drying out and let them reheat evenly. 

  • Step 1: Add a tiny bit of water to your pan along with your fat of choice. 
  • Step 2: Add your eggs and put a lid on the pan.
  • Step 3: Allow to get hot again and enjoy!

Concerns About Texture

Some may be concerned that reheating scrambled eggs will turn them too chewy, too dry, or heated unevenly. This is a problem that all leftovers can suffer from. However, there are ways to add moisture to your eggs so that they don’t change the texture. 

The easiest way to preserve the scrambled egg texture in your dish is by adding fat while heating. This can be oil, butter, or even shortening if you prefer. Either add a little bit to the frying pan or the microwave-safe dish before heating. 

Extra Tricks to Make Your Reheated Eggs Better

Even if the texture of your reheated eggs changes slightly, there are many tricks to improve your egg dish.

  • Add vegetables, meat, and/or cheese. 
  • Add additional spices. After chilling in the fridge, the taste of the spices may not be as potent. For a fresh taste, add some more spices.
  • Add your eggs to another dish. This can be done with many kinds of reheated eggs. Ramen, salads, and breakfast wraps are only a few examples of how these eggs can elevate other dishes.

Enjoy!

Now that you know that scrambled eggs can and should be reheated, there’s no need to let more go to waste. With the above tips, the people in your life won’t even be able to tell that you reheated the eggs! Now those are some good eggs.