Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?
Luckily, it is very simple to freeze scrambled eggs and they are great to have on hand for a quick and easy breakfast. Don’t let those eggs sitting in the fridge go to waste. Mix up a batch of scrambled eggs and freeze them for later use. 5 easy steps will have you enjoying scrambled eggs in a jiffy.
Mornings can get hectic when you are trying to get everyone out the door but you do not want to skip the most important meal of the day. A breakfast of toast and eggs can go a long way to stave off hunger pangs between breakfast and snack time! Packed with protein and a full profile of vitamins, eggs are the arguably the “perfect” food.
Eggs are great because of their amazing versatility. They can be fried, hard boiled and scrambled as well as mixed into stir-fries and used to whip up a delicious quiche. A simple meal based around eggs is a life saver when trying to get my little vegetarian to eat her protein. Eggs are so easy anyone can whip up a quick, delicious, and healthy meal with a couple of eggs. So, is there a way to make adding this amazing food into your diet even easier? Or what if you made a batch of scrambled eggs for the family and they just didn’t all get used.
How To Freeze Scrambled Eggs
If you are going to freeze scrambled eggs, leave the eggs a little bit runny when you cook them. The eggs will fully cook when you reheat them in the microwave or in a frying pan. Cooking scrambled eggs to well done will result in a rubbery mess when thawed, so don’t be afraid to leave them just a little under cooked. Think about how you will use the eggs when thawed. If you love cheese mixed in -go for it! Peppers and tomatoes add a nutritious and flavorful kick so go ahead -add them in.
I like to freeze scrambled eggs in individual portion sizes so I can pull out a bag when I need it. A quick thaw lets me put together an egg sandwich in a snap. I put a serving into a sandwich size freezer bag and squeeze all the air out. I put all of the sandwich bags into a bigger freezer bag, squish out the air and put it in the freezer.
Make sure all of the air is out to prevent your eggs from getting freezer burn or a rubbery texture. Cold, freezer air is never your food’s friend. You can use a straw to suck out any excess air to help with this process.
Follow these easy steps to freeze scrambled eggs:
- Cook up some scrambled eggs leaving them slightly runny.
- Allow the eggs to cool.
- Package the scrambled eggs into freezer bags in single serve amounts. Be sure to remove all of the air from the bag to prevent freezer burn.
- I actually put each individual bag into a large freezer bag to provide extra protection for the scrambled eggs.
- Label each bag with the name and date.
Scrambled eggs will last in the freezer for up to a year but you will have best taste results up to 6 months.
How To Thaw Scrambled Eggs
The best way to thaw scrambled eggs is to take them out of the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator over night. Once thawed, simply put them in the microwave to quickly finish cooking the eggs and heat them through. If you don’t have overnight to wait, put the scrambled eggs in the microwave and thaw on the defrost setting before cooking on regular power. Enjoy!