How to Reheat Fried Eggs….Is It Even Worth It?

How to Reheat a Fried Egg (The Best Ways to Warm It Up)
Guide to Reheating a Fried Egg

You are here because you want to know how to reheat a fried egg, right?

If you have some fried eggs sitting in the fridge or froze some, you are probably wondering how do you go about reheating it, so that it is edible and like you first had it.

In this short guide, I am going answer important questions like “can you reheat fried eggs?”, “should you be doing it?” and what’s the “best way to get it warmed up?”

So take a couple minutes and go through this guide, so you will…..

Can You Reheat Fried Eggs?

Yes, fried eggs can be reheated and this goes for ones that have been kept in the refrigerator or the freezer. The skillet or the microwave are the two main methods that are generally used to reheat fried eggs. Special care should be taken when using the microwave, as if done incorrectly, the fried eggs could turn out rubbery and inedible.

Should Leftover Fried Eggs Be Reheated?


Since we already know that leftover fried eggs can be warmed up, is this something you should be doing?

The same time it takes to reheat fried eggs, you could cook some from scratch.

The taste and eating experience would be superior as opposed to leftovers or fried eggs that have been frozen, then warmed up.

If you have no eggs available, then reheating is a viable option, just be aware that the taste and texture will not be the same compared to if they were freshly made.

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Best Way to Reheat a Fried Egg? (2 Best Methods to Use)

Guide Showcasing the 2 Best Ways to Reheat Fried Eggs
2 Best Ways to Reheat Fried Eggs

The process is pretty straight-forward when it comes reheating fried eggs.

There are 2 reheating methods that we recommend:

  • Refrying using the skillet
  • The microwave

Skillet: Refry the Egg

With fried eggs, it is best to heat them up by refrying them in a pan with some butter or oil.

This method will get everything warmed up quickly, the key is making sure that you do not overcook the them, seeing that the eggs were already fried.


  1. Preheat the frying fan on a low-medium flame.
  2. Add some oil, non-stick spray or butter to the frying.
  3. Place the eggs in the pan and let it reheat for 1-2 minutes.
  4. You can flip the egg after the first minute to ensure that it is evenly warmed up.
  5. Once the fried egg is reheated, take out and enjoy.

Microwave: Quick Way to Reheat a Fried Egg

The microwave is a quick way to reheat your fried egg, but you should be very cautious using this method.

While the microwave is a great choice for reheating poached eggs, the texture of fried eggs can change significantly, if microwaved incorrectly.

Reddit Comment Showing Why Eggs Turn Rubbery in the Microwave

You will find that microwaved eggs tend to turn out rubbery and the guys over at Reddit give a good explanation as to why this happens.

To minimize the risk of this happening, follow the steps below.


  1. Place the fried egg in a microwave-safe plate
  2. Reheat the egg for 10 seconds using the microwave’s lowest setting (high heat will turn the eggs rubbery).
  3. Check to see if the egg is warmed up, if not continue in 5-10 second intervals, until the fried egg is heated to your liking.
  4. Once reheated, remove from the microwave and serve.

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Wrapping it up

As you can see, it is possible to reheat fried eggs. However, if you can, it is always best to make them from scratch, as you will have a more enjoyable eating experience.

Nonetheless, if you are in a jam and only have leftover eggs, the skillet or the microwave can get them warmed up in a jiffy.

Now it is question and answer time for you, the reader.

What did you think of my guide? Was there anything missing or any questions we did not answer?

I am interested to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below and let me know.

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