Are you thinking of making a big batch of scrambled eggs and freezing some of them for later?
If you’re like me, you probably love scrambled eggs for breakfast, but don’t always have time to make them from scratch in the morning.
So is it possible to freeze scrambled eggs?
In this article, we will answer the question, as well as look at the possible pros and cons of freezing scrambled eggs.
We will show you how to freeze scrambled eggs and give you some delicious frozen egg recipes.
Now, let’s get right into it.
Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?
Yes, you absolutely can freeze scrambled eggs. They hold up pretty well in the freezer, once they are packaged properly for freezing.
Frozen scrambled can be stored for up to a year in the freezer, but to make sure they are at their best quality when you use them, it’s recommended that they are eaten within 2-3 months.
Pros and Cons of Freezing Scrambled Eggs
Freezing scrambled eggs has its advantages, but also some disadvantages.
The convenience of reheating eggs is the biggest reason why people choose to freeze them. If you are in a rush in the morning or looking for a quick snack in the evening, grabbing the scrambled eggs from the freezer and heating them up can be a great option to save time.
The only downside may come when you are trying to reheat the scrambled eggs. Some methods (such as the microwave) might not be reliable as the texture might change and the eggs will not taste the same.
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You find that most people opt to freeze this meal, simply because it is much easier to reheat, especially if they are in the rush. Eggs that are scrambled freeze easily and you can store them for up to two months, so you can make a big batch ahead of time and take out when you need it.
How to Freeze Scrambled Eggs – A Step-by-Step Guide
Before freezing your scrambled eggs, make sure they are prepared properly.
You can add your favorite egg seasonings and even cheese when cooking them if you want. The preparation process won’t change when the scrambled eggs are frozen; it’s only to give them great flavor.
- Cook the scrambled eggs however you like it.
- It might be a good idea to leave them a little runny, as this will help when reheating.
- Once finished, you are going to let the eggs cool.
- After cooling, you can now double wrap them with plastic freezer wrap. You can either doing this in a container or do the eggs by themselves. It is also a good time to separate into different portions, especially if you plan on eating the eggs at different times.
- For an extra layer of protection to prevent freezer burn, it is also a good idea to wrap everything with aluminum foil.
- When finished, you can now place it in a freezer bag. Try and squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing.
- It is always a good idea to put the date on the freezer bags, that way you can have a good idea how low they have been sitting there. You can store scrambled for up to 2 months.
Some people freeze dry scrambled eggs. If that is something you are interested in, check out the video below.
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Thawing Frozen Scrambled Eggs
When you are ready to use the frozen scrambled eggs, the next step would be to thaw them out.
If you will be using them the next morning, you can always take them from the freezer and place them in the refrigerator to defrost overnight.
By the time you are ready to heat them up, they should be fully thawed out. If you are planning on using them right away, some people let them sit until they get to room temperature, where they can reheat them.
Other people just take them as they are in the frozen state and just warm them up that way, even though that is not advisable.
If you are interested in the different heating up options for thawed scrambled eggs, you can take a look at my detailed scrambled eggs reheating guide.
Wrapping it up
Freezing scrambled eggs is a great way to save time in the kitchen.
If you are looking for an easy snack, or are trying to cook up a large batch of eggs for breakfast or another meal, freezing is a great storage option.
Just make sure you pack them up and store them in the freezer correctly and they will be ready to go when you need them.
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