Can you freeze fried eggs? The answer is yes, now why you would want to do that is a whole other ball game.
Regardless, some people want to know how to freeze a fried egg and below I am going to show them how to do it. I will also highlight why it is not really a good idea and you can decide if you want to do it or not.
Why Would You Want to Freeze Fried Eggs?
I think this question needs to be answered first, before I even tackle the whole freezing process. The reason for this is that while you can freeze fried eggs, it only takes a couple of minutes to do one fresh out of the shell. I know many of you might be in a rush and it could be something easy to do in the morning, but you have to understand that when you freeze certain foods, the texture changes and eggs are definitely one that changes for the worst. Regardless of what type of egg you put in the freezer, whether boiled, scrambled or fried, what’s going to happen is the texture is going to be very rubbery, grainy and disgusting. This is only going to get worse if you plan on reheating it in the microwave. It is going to just be totally disgusting and not worth your time or effort. Nonetheless, there are people who have frozen fried eggs and reheat them in a skillet, oven and yes, the microwave and have no problems with it. If you’re one of those people are you just want to give it a try, then follow the steps below.
Note: Scrambled eggs freeze really well, so if you are looking to freeze eggs that will still taste good, you could always look at freezing scrambled eggs.
Related: Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?
How to Freeze Fried Eggs?
The process of freezing fried eggs is pretty simple and you should be able to store them in the freezer for a couple of months with no problem. Just remember, as mentioned above, that the texture will change and it won’t be the same as eating it fresh.
What you are going to want to do is basically heat up a hot skillet with some oil and fry an egg. If you want to store multiple eggs in the freezer, then do as many as you want at this time.
You will want to let them cool for a couple of minutes, before you start the process of preparing them for the freezer. It is not a good idea to put warm or hot food inside the freezer, so make sure they are properly cooled.
Once the fried eggs are cooled, you are going to want to wrap them in plastic freezer wrap. Make sure you wrap it multiple times and that it is fully covered. You can do this for each individual egg that you have.
Once the eggs are wrapped, you can then place it into a heavy freezer bag. Before you seal the bag, make sure you squeeze out as much air as possible.
It is always a good idea to label the bag, just so you have an idea when you first put it inside the freezer.
When you are ready to enjoy your eggs, you can take them out, allow them to defrost (we will talk about this below) and heat them up.
Related: Can You Freeze Egg Whites?
Thawing & Reheating
Thawing out the frozen fried egg is an easy task and all you have to do is let it sit out at room temperature till it is fully defrosted. You could either eat it as is, or warm it up.
When it comes to reheating fried eggs, you can take a look at my short guide. Here I highlight the different reheating options available and you can pick one of the options from the list that works best for you.