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

best-way-to-reheat-a-fried-eggSo you got a fried egg sitting out for sometime or even had it stored in the fridge, you are probably wondering how do you go about reheating it, so that it is edible and like you first had it.

If you are trying to figure out how to reheat a fried egg, you are in luck, simply because I am going to give you a quick and short guide that will highlight all you need to know.

Reassess Why You Are Reheating This Egg

Before I getting into the different methods, the first thing you need to look at is why are you trying to warm up this egg? It takes only a couple of minutes to fry an egg and it would actually be tastier than one that has been sitting around for awhile. You also need to be aware that heating the egg would cause it to be cooked some more, so the texture and taste would be a bit different.

There are some people out there who actually freeze fried eggs to be heated up at a later date and that is confusing in itself. Nonetheless, whatever your reason is, you can find out what option is the best to go about reheating.

Refry the Egg

If for whatever reason you have to reheat, it is best to do it in a frying pan with some oil. This will get everything warmed up pretty quickly, but also keep in mind that you will also be recooking the egg, so you do not want to overdo it.


  • Preheat the frying fan on a low flame.
  • Add some oil, non-stick spray or butter.
  • Put the egg in and allow it to heat up to the level that you want.
  • Once it is fully warmed up, take out and enjoy.

As you can see, the method is pretty simple and it will take only a couple of minutes to get everything steaming hot. It is the same amount of time to do it from scratch, so keep that in mind.

Microwave is a NO GO

If you enjoy eating leather, then by all means go ahead and warm up your fried egg in the microwave. This is actually one of the worst things you could do, simply because the egg is going to come out rubbery and disgusting. Yes it would be piping hot, but it would be pretty much inedible. Stick with the stove top or do it over from scratch. Trust me, your stomach and tastebuds would appreciate it tremendously.

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