Reheating a hard-boiled egg in a microwave seems harmless. What could really go wrong?
A lot, actually. A reheated hard-boiled egg will explode when you cut or bite into it. That’s something I learned the hard way.
Instead of that experiment, here’s a trick for reheating or warming a hard-boiled egg, if you’re like me and prefer eggs to be slightly warm rather than ice cold. This comes from Teri Lynn Fisher and Jenny Park, authors of The Perfect Egg.
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To serve hard-boiled eggs warm, “place a few of [the eggs] (with their shells intact) in a heatproof bowl, pour in boiling water to cover, and cover the bowl. Let the eggs stand for about 10 minutes, then remove them from the water, peel, and serve.”
Store omelets in the fridge for only about 3-4 days. Omelets should be tightly wrapped or sealed in an airtight container or bag. The key to storing them is to make sure they are sealed tightly into whatever storage format you use.
Refrigerated scrambled eggs are safe to eat for up to four days after cooking, but after that you should toss them out. Also, make sure your leftover scrambled eggs are in the body of the fridge, not in the door shelves, as this may cause them to spoil faster.
How to Reheat Hard-Boiled Eggs - Recipes
Has the bunny left too many eggs at your house? Here are some classic recipes that pair well with tea and your tea party table. These recipes can also be used for a holiday dishes at your next brunch buffet.
Here are some great tidbits about hard- boiled eggs: Did you know that hard-boiled eggs provide complete animal protein? A hard-boiled egg is usually about 78 calories. A hard-boiled egg is also a great substitute for a meat source. And hard-boiled eggs contain anywhere from about 5 to 5.5 grams of protein. Did you know that there is no difference in nutritional value, flavor, cooking differences between a white or a brown egg? The color is a result of the hens’ diet! And finally the majority of recipes that are written for eggs including for hard-boiled eggs, call for large eggs. We will be using large eggs for our recipes here.
A hard-boiled egg makes a great snack as well as a beautiful display for your tea table.
Deviled eggs are great stand-by recipe that can be adjusted to your particular tastes and geared toward your particular menu. There are so many variations that the possibilities for deviled eggs are endless.
Most people enjoy eggs and they are very versatile. Pairing eggs with cheese or vegetables is a great choice and can take an egg recipe from simple finger sandwiches to a main course feeding a crowd at your tea table.
*Here are some quick tips for removing hard-boiled egg shells: First crack the shell, and then roll egg between your hands to loosen the shell. Also if you put the egg under running water, this should also help to remove the shell.
Starting with a classic egg-salad filling, this will help to use up those hard-boiled eggs.
You will need:
6 hard-boiled eggs (dice whole egg)
About one stalk of celery (equate this to about ½ c.)
About one teaspoon onion (chop them very finely)
1/3 c. of mayonnaise (or favorite other salad dressing)
¼ teaspoon of salt
Simply mix together all of the ingredients. Chill until ready to use. Egg salad can be served on regular bread for a sandwich. But for your tea table use a special bread such as pumpernickel, and use spinach leaves (lettuce if you prefer), and thinly sliced tomato. Fill your bread, and then layer the spinach leaves and tomato. Cut the sandwich in half and then into fourths. This will not only make a pretty tray, it is a very nourishing sandwich. The above recipe should fill about five to six sandwiches well.
Here is now another recipe using your hard-boiled eggs, but this one can serve eight to ten for a main course at your tea party.
This dish will be remembered long after your party is over.
Deviled Spinach Casserole
Here are the items that you will need:
-a 3 quart casserole dish (greased)
-preheat oven to 375 degrees
12 hard-boiled eggs
6 tsp. of mayonnaise
¼ tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. black pepper
4 (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
½ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup of flour
4 cups milk (we use 2% use your preference)
¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 tsp. salt (can omit)
2 cups of grated cheese (your choice- sharp)
1 tsp. Worcestershire
Cut your eggs in half length-wise remove yolks. In a bowl mash all yolks with the mayonnaise, mustard, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Fill the whites and set aside.
Next, cook the spinach as you would in a saucepan. Drain out all moisture.
Then melt butter in a saucepan, blend the flour into this. Now, slowly mix in milk and continue to stir this mixture until thickened.
Reserve ¼ cup of shredded cheese. Set aside. Taking the rest of the cheese stir into the thickened sauce, stir while cheese melts. Now add the Worcestershire, salt and the Tabasco. Now taking the cooked spinach, lay this into the greased casserole, and top with ½ of the cheese sauce. Mix the spinach and cheese sauce through.
Now taking the deviled eggs, place them on top of the spinach mixture then cover them with the remaining cheese sauce. Then simply sprinkle the reserved ¼ cup of reserved cheese on top of that.
Bake this in the 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until it is lightly browned.
You can serve this on a warming tray at your party or if you need to reheat this dish please reheat at only 325 degrees and cover this.
This is a great way to use up all of those left over hard-boiled eggs, and this dish is different and will be the talk of your tea party.
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5 Delicious Reheatza Recipes
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
- Put your grilled cheese sandwich in a separate plate
- Apply butter on each of the two outside pieces of bread and place the cheese in between them
- Preheat your Reheatza pan in the microwave (without the lid) for 2 minutes
- Take the Reheatza out of the microwave
- Place your assembled grilled cheese onto the pan and close it with lid
- Put the Reheatza pan back into the microwave and cook for 1.5 minutes
- Take the Reheatza pan out of the microwave and flip the grilled cheese sandwich
- Cover the pan and return it back into the microwave to cook for additional 0.5 minutes
- Remove from the microwave
- Let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy
Pro Tip: You can grill further by allowing the grilled cheese to rest while on the heated Reheatza Microwave Crisper. If not fully cooked, cover the lid and cook for 30 second intervals.
Reheating Leftover Pizza With Reheatza
- Preheat the Reheatza pan in the microwave (without the lid) for 1.5 minutes
- Take out the Reheatza pan from the microwave after the time has elapsed
- Place your cold slice of pizza onto the Reheatza pan
- Close the pan with lid
- Insert the Reheatza pan back into the microwave
- Let it cook for 2 minutes
- Remove from the microwave
- Let it cool and enjoy
Pro Tip: You can cook pizza further for 30 minute intervals. If you wish to further melt the cheese, take out the lid and cook for additional 15 seconds.
Scrambled Eggs Recipe
- Crack two eggs and pour contents into a cup or bowl
- Stir the eggs until the mixture is consistent
- Preheat the Reheatza pan in the microwave (without the lid) for 2 minutes
- Take off the Reheatza pan from the microwave
- Pour the egg mixture onto the pan
- Close it with lid
- Return the Reheatza pan back into the microwave and cook for 1 minute
- After 1 minute, remove the pan from the microwave
- Stir the eggs a spatula
- Cover the Reheatza pan and put it back in the microwave to cook for additional 30 seconds
- Remove the pan from the microwave and enjoy
Pro Tip: If the scrambled eggs are not fully cooked, close the lid and microwave for 30 second intervals until properly cooked.
Frozen Pizza Recipe
- Preheat the Reheatza pan in the microwave (with no lid) for 2 minutes
- Take off the Reheatza pan from the microwave
- Place your pizza onto the Reheatza pan
- Cover the pan with lid
- Put the Reheatza pan into the microwave and let it cook for 2 minutes
- Take out the lid from the Reheatza pan and microwave for additional 30 seconds
- If not fully cooked, cook the pizza further for additional 30 seconds
- Remove from the microwave and enjoy
Pro Tip: You can further cook the frozen pizza at 30 seconds intervals. If you need to further melt the cheese, take off the lid and cook for 15 seconds.
Fresh Shrimp Recipe
- Have the Reheatza pan preheated in the microwave (without the lid) for 2 minutes
- Take the Reheatza pan out of the microwave once the 2-minute timer has elapsed
- Place 4-8 fresh shrimp pieces onto the pan
- Cover the pan with lid
- Return the Reheatza pan back into the microwave and cook for 2 minutes
- Remove the Reheatza pan from the microwave and flip the shrimp
- Cover the pan with lid and place it back in the microwave
- Cook for 2 minutes
- Remove the pan from the microwave and enjoy your meal
Pro Tip: If not fully cooked, you can microwave the shrimp further for 30 second intervals until completely cooked
Sous-Vide Egg Cooked to 135°F (57.2°C)
Proteins are just beginning to unravel, causing the egg white to take on a cloudy appearance. Texture-wise, it's tough to distinguish the egg from a raw egg.
Loose white: Appearance is slightly cloudy, texture is indistinguishable from raw.
Tight white: Appearance is slightly cloudy, texture is indistinguishable from raw.
Yolk: Indistinguishable from raw.
Reheating Scrambled Eggs
You can microwave the scrambled eggs or reheat them on the stove. Follow these steps to reheat the scrambled eggs in the microwave:
- Use a microwave-safe container: Take the eggs out of the fridge and transfer them to a microwave-safe container. If the eggs look like they've dried out, the USDA FSIS suggests adding a little liquid to the container. Put the container in the microwave and cover it loosely.
- Heat the eggs: Heat the eggs in the microwave for 20 seconds. Open the microwave and stir the eggs with a fork. To keep the eggs from getting soggy, discard any liquid that has pooled at the bottom. Repeat this cycle until the eggs are heated through.
Follow these steps to reheat the eggs on the stove. This method may take slightly longer than reheating them in the microwave, but the results should be better.
- Heat some oil or butter: Warm up a nonstick frying pan and add a little oil or butter to it.
- Add the scrambled eggs: Add the scrambled eggs to the pan and heat them over medium heat. The USDA FSIS recommends covering the pan so that the eggs get heated all the way through without drying out. Discard any liquid that pools at the bottom.
If you want to add some flavor — and nutrition — to the eggs as you reheat them, you can try our Simple Southwestern Egg Scramble recipe. Just add some shredded cheddar cheese to the eggs while they cook and serve them with a helping of pico de gallo and a couple of slices of avocado.
According to the USDA, a scrambled egg offers 90.9 calories, 6.09 grams of protein, 6.7 grams of fat and 1 gram of carbs. A March 2019 study published in the journal Nutrients reports that eggs contain all the macro- and micronutrients required to support the development of an avian embryo until it hatches, so apart from protein, eggs are also a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
Reheating hard-boiled eggs in a microwave will cause an explosion
Reheating hard-boiled eggs in a microwave can cause an explosion of an epic nature. We're talking rubbery egg whites and yolk remnants everywhere, and not necessarily in the microwave. We're talking either all over your kitchen because you've stuck a knife or fork in it after retrieving it from the microwave, or worse, in your mouth when you bite into it. And it doesn't matter if you've peeled the eggshell off or kept it on when you microwave them (via Eat This, Not That!).
Why does this happen, and what's the danger other than a big mess? The answer has yet to be proven why hard-boiled eggs explode after they are reheated in the microwave, but according to one theory (via JASA), "The egg yolk develops many small pockets of superheated water, leading to an increasingly unstable condition. When the egg yolk is disturbed by an internal or external stimulus, the pockets spontaneously boil, thereby releasing considerable energy." As you can probably imagine, the temperature inside the egg when it explodes, along with the burn it can cause, is pretty significant, which is yet another reason to skip this science experiment at home (via The Daily Meal).
If you do need to reheat a hard-boiled egg, Extra Crispy suggests placing your eggs in a heatproof container and pouring boiling water over them. Let them bathe in the warm H2O for approximately 10 minutes, then discard the water. Your eggs will be nice and warm — and they won't explode.
How to Reheat a Hard Boiled Egg
Can you really reheat a cold hard boiled egg? YES! You can!
First, the way NOT to reheat a cold boiled egg. Do NOT put it in the microwave. Bad Idea. Explosion city. Egg everrrrry-where. Don’t ask how I know.
- Boil some water first. (I have a tea kettle that I use for hot tea and for when I need hot water.)
- Put your eggs in a heat-proof bowl and pour very hot to boiling hot water over them.
- Let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- 5 minutes will get the whites warm and the yolk lukewarm.
- 10 minutes will get them nicely warmed through without really cooking them any more.
Now that you know how to reheat a boiled egg, you can boil up a large batch for the week, peel them and then reheat them when you are craving a snack. I’ll often eat them to stave of hunger when I’m in a hurry and can’t sit down to eat a real meal. Not that I miss any meals, mind you, but if I’m working and the creative juices flowing and my tummy starts talking to me, they’re a good way to get some protein quickly.
Believe me, I’ll eat lunch, but a quick, healthy snack can keep the creativity running nicely!
Ultimate Guide to Reheating Eggs In The Microwave
Eggs can be prepared in so many different ways. Based on your personal preference, you can customize the flavor combination and personalize any type of eggs.
A professional chef&rsquos toque has 100 folds, which represents the hundred ways to cook an egg. Obviously, we won&rsquot be covering all 100 ways today. However, we hope to cover the most popular egg dishes and provide you with the best microwave reheating tips available.
Here are the some of the common ways eggs are prepared:
These are only a handful of ways that eggs can be transformed into delicious meals. As we continue through this guide, we will help you with techniques to use when using a microwave to reheat eggs.
Can You Reheat Boiled Eggs In The Microwave?
Arguably one of the simplest ways to prepare an egg is making a boiled egg in the microwave. They can be boiled ahead of time, and then stay fresh when stored in the fridge for several days.
Boiled egg yolks can even be frozen with moderate success.
Boiled eggs are really easy to reheat, however there is a slight caveat. When reheating boiled eggs in the microwave, there is a risk of the egg exploding.
And trust me, that is not a mess that you want to clean up after! Although it is possible to reheat boiled eggs in the microwave, it does take a bit longer to avert the potential hazard.
When reheated in the microwave, a boiled egg can explode inside the appliance or when the yolk is poked. This is related to the superheating water inside the egg.
Do not cook the hard boiled egg in the microwave by itself, you run the risk of a very messy explosion &ndash and you don&rsquot want that to happen.
The best way to enjoy leftover boiled egg is to eat it cold or to reheat it using hot water.
Here&rsquos how to reheat boiled eggs in the microwave:
- Allow the eggs to sit at room temperature of 15 minutes.
- Use a microwave safe bowl to boil water in the microwave, a pyrex measuring cup works well.
- Place the eggs into the hot water so that they are fully submerged.
- Cover the egg with a lid (a paper towel, plastic wrap or saucer plate works well for this purpose)
- Let the egg sit in the hot water for about 10 minutes.
- Peel and enjoy.
Reheating boiled eggs with hot water does take a little extra time, but it is the safest and most effective way to reheat a boiled egg. If eating a cold egg doesn&rsquot tickle your fancy, then you could leave it out at room temperature for a while if you don&rsquot want to mess round with reheating it.
Using the microwave to reheat a boiled egg, however it is not recommended. Despite our warnings, if you decide to microwave a boiled egg, then it is best to peel the egg shell before proceeding.
Wrap the peeled egg in a damp paper towel, and microwave for 10-15 second increments until the egg reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about 45-60 seconds total.
Following this should be sufficient and you&rsquore less likely to experience an egg explosion when microwaving a boiled egg.
Can You Reheat Fried Eggs In The Microwave?
Fried eggs are a bit more challenging to reheat because it is easy to overcook the yolk during the heat process, especially for runny eggs.
When it comes to reheating fried eggs, the process is simple. We can&rsquot guarantee that the egg yolk will stay unbroken when you make fried eggs in the microwave, however we can share the steps to reheating a fried eggs in the microwave.
Did you know that you can even reheat sunny side up eggs in the microwave?
Fried eggs are generally cooked with oil, grease or butter. This part of the cooking process is important because it helps to prevent the egg from sticking to the cooking surface, seal the bottom layer of the egg, and keep the yolk intact.
Additionally, it keeps the egg moist so that it doesn&rsquot turn into a dry and rubbery mess.
Reheating fried eggs can be heated up in the microwave, and we also provide the best instructions for reheating sunny side up eggs in the microwave.
Reheating Fried Eggs in the Microwave
- Place the fried egg on a microwave-safe plate.
- Cover the egg with a damp paper towel to help retain the moisture and prevent the egg from turning rubbery.
- Use the reheat setting or medium power level. Nuke for 30 second intervals and microwave for up to 2 minutes, depending on how hot you want the egg. Check the egg every 30 seconds to avoid overcooking.
- Do not overheat, especially if the fried egg has a runny yolk.
Reheating fried egg in the microwave is quite simple, but some care should be taken during the process to prevent overcooking the egg. Fried eggs are a bit questionable as there are multiple variations of fried eggs.
There are over easy, over medium, over hard and sunny side up. For starters, the eggs must be stored properly following the food safety guidelines, then they will be safe to reheat when you are ready for a bite to eat.
The most delicate preparation is sunny side up eggs, which are arguably the most challenging to prepare because you don&rsquot want to break the yolk until the egg is ready to eat. When reheating sunny side up eggs, the microwave method is the best!
Reheating Sunny Side Up Eggs In the Microwave
- Preheat a microwave safe plate for about 15 seconds.
- Rub a small piece of butter on the surface of the plate.
- Place the sunny side egg on the plate.
- Heat the egg in the microwave for 30 seconds. Check it at 15 seconds to see if it&rsquos heated enough. Overcooking the yolk could cause it to explode or turn the yolk into hard cooked if you are not careful.
- Let the egg sit in the hot microwave for 30 seconds after microwaving to ensure the yolk doesn&rsquot explode when you first cut into it.
Can You Reheat Scrambled Eggs In The Microwave?
Scrambled eggs are perhaps the easiest type of egg to make and reheat in the microwave. You can do almost anything you like to personalize scrambled eggs, they are so versatile that you can&rsquot go wrong.
When you make scrambled eggs in the microwave, try adding toppings or mix-in such as mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes or onions when making scrambled eggs. Some people add milk, but it is best to make fluffy scrambled eggs by using water instead.
Customizing scrambled eggs is entirely up to you. That being said, reheating scrambled eggs in the microwave shouldn&rsquot vary by much regardless of the ingredients that were originally added into the egg dish when it was first prepared.
Scrambled eggs are very easy to reheat in the microwave. As long as the leftover scrambled eggs are properly stored, there should be zero concern about reheating.
Reheating Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave
- Place the scrambled eggs into a microwave-safe bowl or container. We recommend a shallow dish that is deeper than a traditional plate.
- Cover the bowl with a damp paper towel, plastic wrap or a microwave safe saucer.
- Microwave for 20 seconds.
- Gently stir the eggs with a fork and check the internal temperature.
- If necessary, continue microwaving for 20-second intervals, stirring the eggs after each duration.
- Continue heating until the eggs reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the cover and enjoy!
Reheating scrambled eggs is super easy and it is almost impossible to mess it up when you follow the process of reheating scrambled eggs in the microwave.
Scrambled eggs also freeze well. You can follow these exact same reheating steps if you store scrambled eggs in the freezer and want to reheat them from frozen.
Additionally, scrambled eggs are less likely to dry up and turn rubbery. The fat from the yolk is blended into the watery whites, which helps scrambled eggs retain their moisture and avoid a crispy or crunchy crust forming over the surface when reheated.
Can You Reheat Poached Eggs In The Microwave?
Poaching an egg can be a bit intimidating, and that&rsquos understandable because cooking in water is a slightly different that the typical method of high heat on a hot cooking surface.
With the challenges at hand, it can be understandable how poached eggs in a microwave can be a bit more difficult. However, a bit of practice goes a long way and the best poached eggs are achievable with little effort.
Poached egg are another simple preparation method to reheat. As mentioned above, poached eggs are commonly made in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Poached eggs are another type of egg that is simple to reheat. You can even make poached eggs in the microwave initially if you want to. Of course, you have to know the secrets to be successful with your poached eggs.
Poached eggs can be cooked in boiling water with a hard yolk or soft yolk, depending on you personal taste preference. The end result being a cooked egg white with a runny yolk or solid yolk on the inside.
However, poach eggs are lighter and fluffier than fried eggs and there is no oil or butter required in the cooking process. If you are not already familiar, poached eggs are best stored in water to preserve the soft and subtle texture of the delicate egg.
When it comes to reheating poached eggs, the microwave is the best method. The process is easy and efficient, providing the best results for reheating.
Multiple eggs can be cooked in the water at one time, and the results turn out just fine. Make sure that the eggs are fully submerged and there is enough water to maintain a hot temperature.
Reheating Poached Eggs in the Microwave
- Use a microwave safe bowl.
- Fill with water.
- Bring the water to a boil in the microwave.
- Place egg into the hot water for 1-2 minutes.
- Cover with a paper towel, plastic wrap or a saucer plate to retain the heat.
This process is quite similar to the initial egg poaching method, however the amount of time is reduced to gently heat the egg and not cook it. Several poached eggs can be reheated at one time without any concern.
Poached eggs reheat very well because they are light and fluffy, and not overly burdened with cooking oil or butter. It is nearly impossible to tell whether the poached egg was made ahead of time and simply reheated.
Can You Reheat Omelets In The Microwave?
An omelet is a variation of a scrambled egg dish, where as the eggs are vigorously whisked but are not stirred while being cooked. Instead, the eggs are flipped over and then folded in half to finish cooking.
As described, there are certain art to cooking omelettes with toppings and mix-ins. Making omelettes in the microwave can be quite challenging, but is accomplishable.
After going through the effort of making an omelet, or buy one worth saving, you will most defiantly not want your effort to go to waste.
For best results, reheat omelets in the microwave. The eggs will remain moist as the ingredients help preserve moisture that steams the omelet from the inside out.
Reheating Omelets in the Microwave
- Wrap omelet in a damp paper towel (it can be taken directly from the fridge or freezer, however letting it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes is recommended).
- Place omelet on a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave omelet for 30 seconds, then flip and continue nuking for another 30 seconds.
- Reheating an omelet in the microwave should take 1-2 minutes.
- Reheat the omelet for 30-second intervals until the internal temperature reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
The paper towel helps to retain the moisture so the egg remains moist and does not dry out or become rubbery.
Can You Reheat Quiche In The Microwave?
A quiche is a fancy egg dish that uses a pastry crust to hold the egg mixture. Quiche can be made with multiple variations of ingredient combinations, but the primary ingredient is eggs.
Quiche often contains mix-in ingredients such as cheese, milk, meats and vegetables. Honestly, how you make a niche is totally up to up.
Quiche is a baked dish that requires browning the pastry crust before the egg mixture is poured inside. The crust is then used as a vessel to hold the egg, cheese, milk, meat, vegetables and seasonings while baking to perfection.
When it comes time to reheat quiche, we recommend using the microwave. Transform leftover quiche into a quick and delicious meal.
Quiche can be stored in the fridge or freezer, and you can heat slices for a simple solution. No matter how it is stored, leftovers can be microwaved in the same way.
If the quiche is frozen, then it will take slightly longer to heat up in the microwave. With a little extra time, the rewarmed egg dish will be ready to serve when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Reheating Quiche in the Microwave
- Preheat a microwave crisper in the microwave until hot. This will help make the crispy shell of the pastry crust.
- Place a slice of quiche on the crisper and cover the top with a damp paper towel to trap the moisture and prevent the egg mixture from drying out.
- Reheat quiche at medium power level or 50% energy.
- Heat for 3 minutes on the reheat power setting.
- If quiche needs more time, heat in 30-second intervals until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Let the quiche rest in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve while hot and enjoy!
Don&rsquot be intimidated about reheating a quiche in the microwave. If you do not have a microwave crisper pan, then preheat a microwave safe plate for 15-30 seconds and then proceed with the same instructions.
Preheating the surface and placing the quiche on the hot area will help prevent the crust from becoming soggy. If the quiche was properly stored, then there shouldn&rsquot be any problems when you go to reheat it in the microwave.
Keeping eggs in the fridge cause the growth of bacteria on the shells and this turn and enter the insides of the eggs, in turn making them inedible. Hence, according to many studies, eggs should be kept at room temperature for ideal consumption.
In the United States, fresh, commercially produced eggs need to be refrigerated to minimize your risk of food poisoning. However, in many countries in Europe and around the world, it’s fine to keep eggs at room temperature for a few weeks. … If you’re still unsure, refrigeration is the safest way to go.
17 Delicious Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs—and How to Cook Them Perfectly
I eat eggs often. I love scrambled or fried eggs for a quick breakfast, and I often make baked eggs or a frittata when I’m feeling like breakfast for dinner. But when it comes to meal prep or packing a lunch, hard-boiled eggs are the only way to go.
Why? Because, as much as I love the creamy texture of soft-scrambled eggs, or the way the gooey yolk of a fried or baked egg will coat whatever bread or grain or pile of vegetables I pair with it—these things don't taste nearly as good when they’re cold, and they don't reheat well. (Don’t even get me started on cooking “scrambled” eggs in a microwave.) Hard-boiled eggs, on the other hand, are meant to be served cold, and you can store them in the fridge for up to a week.
Some people love eating hard-boiled eggs straight up, with a little bit of flaky salt and pepper, or drizzled with hot sauce. I am not one of those people. Eating a plain hard-boiled egg as a snack just seems a little too. plain. But, there are so many things that pair perfectly with them. Salads! Sandwiches! Toasts! Grains! Really, any packed lunch you can think of could benefit from the addition of a hard-boiled egg (or two). Plus, one large egg has 6 grams of protein, so it can help round out your meal.
There are plenty of different methods out there for boiling eggs—some people like to keep the water boiling the whole time other people don’t actually boil the water at all. In my experience, the above method is the most consistent, least fussy way to get eggs with whites that are cooked but not tough, and a yolk that’s just soft enough without being, you know, a soft-boiled egg. If you want your yolks a little bit creamier without being runny, you can cook medium-boiled eggs by following the recipe above but leaving your eggs in the covered pot for 8 minutes instead of 10. Once your eggs are cooked and peeled, you can store them in the fridge for up to a week.
What to do with your perfectly hard-boiled eggs? The possibilities are endless! Here are some great breakfast, lunch, and snack options to choose from.
Watch the video: Nordic Ware 2 Cavity Egg Poacher Kitchen Cooking Gadget Review (October 2021).