Can You Store Soft-Boiled Eggs In The Fridge?

Soft-boiled eggs are a classic dish that is easy to make and delicious to eat. They are a versatile breakfast option and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you are trying to get a jump-start on feeding a crowd or hoping to prep soft-boiled eggs to use in place of poached eggs, there are plenty of recipes that might encourage you to work ahead. 

Soft-boiled eggs are made by boiling eggs in water for around four minutes, which results in a partially cooked white, which should be tender and just set, and a runny yolk (via Food Network). The texture of the yolk and the white together is what makes a soft-boiled egg so delicious. 

When making soft-boiled eggs, timing is key. And if you want to make soft-boiled eggs ahead of time, you can do so by refrigerating them after cooking and later reheating them with a three-and-a-half minute boil (via America's Test Kitchen).

They can, however, be a bit tricky to store properly. If you're not careful, soft-boiled eggs can go bad quickly, which is why it's important to know how to prepare them for the fridge.

Check the temperature of your fridge

To store soft-boiled eggs in the fridge, you'll need to cool them down quickly. This will help to prevent the growth of bacteria and ensure your eggs will last as long as possible (via FDA). According to Better Homes and Gardens, the best way to cool down soft-boiled eggs is to place them in a bowl of ice water.

Once your eggs are cooled, it's important to store them in an airtight container (via Better Homes and Gardens). This will help to keep out any bacteria or other contaminants that could cause your eggs to spoil. You can use a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a glass container with a lid — just make sure to label the container with the date you stored the eggs so you know how long you have to consume them.

Another important factor to consider when storing soft-boiled eggs in the fridge is the temperature. Eggs should be stored between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the FDA. If your fridge is set to a higher temperature, it can cause your eggs to spoil faster.

When it comes to serving soft-boiled eggs, it's important to remember that they should be consumed within a couple of days of being stored in the fridge (via MasterClass). Even if they look and smell fine, they may not be safe to eat if they have been stored for too long.