Eggs are a great source of protein and are highly nutritious. Eating eggs has become an integral part of a healthy balanced diet. They are low on carbohydrates and extremely filling, so are a great, hearty and nutritious start to the day!
Across the whole world, eggs are a crucial part of our diets. For many people having eggs for breakfast is a staple of the cuisine, and everyone likes them in a different way.Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen. They can be beaten, fried, baked, poached, microwaved, you name it!
Our favorite morning dish is scrambled eggs. This fluffy delight goes great with toast, bagels, bacon, avocado...whatever you fancy!
As a quintessential breakfast component, it is important that you know how to properly cook, eat and store scrambled eggs in your home.
How do you like your eggs in the morning? Poached? Fried? Scrambled? Frozen?
Did we just say frozen?
Yes, we did. Did you know that scrambled eggs can be frozen?
To be honest, almost anything can be frozen for later use. The question is should you freeze scrambled eggs, and can they be eaten safely after defrosting? The answer is yes.
When cooked and stored properly, you can freeze your scrambled eggs to enjoy another day. This is a great life hack if you do not have much time in the morning, or simply hate cooking breakfast, and just love a quick fix.
Can you freeze scrambled eggs?
You can freeze scrambled eggs after cooking them. If you are anything like us then you are definitely bad at portion control. If leftovers are your nemesis, then you can freeze your scrambled eggs and save them for another time.
When cooked, wrapped, stored, and frozen correctly, scrambled eggs can be kept for up to a year in your freezer! However, we would argue that it is best to consume within 1-3 months of freezing.
How to freeze scrambled eggs
If you have just cooked your scrambled eggs and do not wish to eat them, you can first consider keeping them in the refrigerator. Cooked scrambled eggs, once cooled can be kept in a refrigerator for up to 4 days after.
However, scrambled eggs are relatively easy to freeze, and can be super helpful for a quick and easy result. They even still taste great the second time around!
First, you should try not to overcook the eggs. Scrambled eggs with a little moisture will fare much better once in the freezer and keep them from tasting rubbery or overcooked when you reheat them.
Try and aim for the ‘wet look’ and add a little salt in order for the scrambled eggs to retain their moisture in the freezer. This will ensure that the texture of your eggs is just right when you reheat them.
Next, you must allow your scrambled eggs to cool fully before packing them away into the freezer. You may benefit from separating the eggs into single portions for freezing. This way you know exactly how many to take out a defrost next time you want to use them.
We recommend that you use freezer safe bags to store them properly. However, you may use plastic wrap or aluminum foil also. You just have to make sure that there is no possible way for air to get inside as this may compromise your food’s quality or give it freezer burn.
Once you have ensured that your cooked scrambled eggs are in a freezer bag or an airtight container, you should stick a label on it and place it within your freezer for later consumption.
Bear in mind that you should not freeze scrambled eggs that have been sitting anywhere at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. This can spread harmful bacteria and they will no longer be safe for consumption.
How to thaw scrambled eggs
The best way to thaw your frozen scrambled eggs is overnight in the refrigerator. This way, it will be ready to reheat the very next morning when you wake up.
For a quicker defrost, you can submerge the frozen scrambled eggs in a dish of tap water. However, the eggs must not be left in a warm place or at room temperature. This will promote the growth of bacteria and can cause a food-borne illness.
To reheat and enjoy your scrambled eggs the second time around, simply place your eggs in a pan and warm up slowly on a low heat on the stove. This will ensure that they are cooked properly all of the way through, and will not cause any drastic changes to the texture and consistency of your scrambled eggs.
You can also reheat your scrambled eggs in the microwave for a few minutes, but this does not provide the best results. Scrambled eggs from the microwave can sometimes turn out rubbery, hard and gross. We recommend the stove method best.
An egg-cellent idea
We always regg-ommend that you label any food items that you put in the freezer. By adding the title and the date of when you cooked it you can stay on top of how long everything is in there, and not lose sight of the best use by dates.
You may be wondering how to tell if your scrambled eggs have egg-spired (too much?). The best way to test whether your eggs are still safe to eat is to conduct a smell test. Eggs give off a powerful scent if they have gone bad and you should be able to tell straight away.
Get back to enjoying your mornings with a fuss free way to keep your leftover scrambled eggs!