The Simple Tip For Freezing Scrambled Eggs

Often served alongside bacon or coating avocado toast, eggs are a breakfast hero. They're versatile in how you prepare them, relatively easy to make, and packed with protein, which helps keep you full and satisfied all morning. Scrambled eggs are arguably the easiest way to whip them up, and they are certainly one of the most popular. A survey from Zippia shows that a majority of U.S. states (18) prefer scrambled over any other type, with sunny-side-up being the second most popular at 14.

Whether cooking a big breakfast at home or hosting a brunch for a large group, it's common to have leftovers. However, when working with breakfast, there are only certain foods that would be good to chill and consume later. For instance, leftover bacon means BLT sandwiches for lunch tomorrow, and toast means a side dish of stuffing for dinner, but a big platter of scrambled eggs is hard to keep for any length of time — or so we thought.

Leave them slightly runny

If you don't think you'll put a dent into the leftover scrambled eggs within the next few days, there's an alternative to tossing them out. According to Reader's Digest, it's possible to freeze scrambled eggs and reheat them back into their liveliest state. The trick to reheating them without turning them to rubber is by first cooking them only until slightly runny.

But once you've done that, you'll need to store them properly. It's important to let your eggs cool completely before transferring them into containers. And if you want to maximize space in the freezer, dividing the chilled eggs into single-serving, freezer-safe, resealable plastic bags prevents you from having leftovers from your leftovers. 

Though this method ensures a satisfying taste and texture but how long is it safe to consume? Reader's Digest states that for your frozen scrambled eggs to taste like new, it's best to thaw them in the refrigerator before reheating. In fact, according to the USDA, this technique reduces the risk of bacteria growing on the eggs compared to setting out at room temperature to thaw. From there, you can microwave the thawed scrambled eggs or throw them in the oven until thoroughly warmed through.