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Is It Dangerous To Reheat Scrambled Eggs?
Leftovers reduce food waste, in addition to being convenient and tasty, but you should always reheat foods correctly, especially ones like scrambled eggs. Some people believe it is best not to reheat eggs, because leftover eggs make you sick by default, but this is untrue; regardless, you should still utilize proper technique.
The FDA explains that cooked eggs can be refrigerated for later, but should be thoroughly reheated to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving, to kill germs and bacteria and avoid foodborne illness. Something else you want to avoid when reheating eggs is making them rubbery, dry, and unappetizing.
When using a microwave or stove, add a bit of moisture to the eggs so they steam, and drain any excess liquid that may have pooled in the pan or bowl. Another foolproof way to avoid overcooked eggs is to place your leftover scramble in a Zip-Loc bag and let the eggs warm in a bowl of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.