Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Can you pre-cook and freeze scrambled eggs?




icmethinner
10-14-2009, 08:41 AM
I like eggs for breakfast but don't have time to cook every morning. I was thinking if I cook a bunch of them and freeze them in a container, then I could take out what I want in the mornings and nuke them with veggies or cheese or whatever. Has anyone ever done this and are they any good that way?


gt26
10-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Your eggs will probably suffer in texture if you freeze them, and then you still have to reheat them. I think a better solution is to cook a scrambled egg in the microwave--they're done in one minute. Simply scramble one egg in a small bowl with about 1/2 t. of water, then microwave for one minute. If you do 2 eggs, add a little time. You could add cheese or precooked veggies to them easily.

bargoo
10-14-2009, 09:35 AM
I was going to suggest the microwave, too.
i just Whisk mine up with a fork in a big coffee mug , with water as previous poster suggests. You can do this in less time that it takes to get them out of the freezer ,


Thighs Be Gone
10-14-2009, 09:37 AM
double thumbs up for the microwave! Yahoo!

kaplods
10-14-2009, 11:58 AM
I've frozen scrambled eggs before, and the results were mixed. It's edible, but that's about all I can say. The frozen egg "patties" hubby brought home from Aldi's or Sam's Club (don't remember which) weren't bad - but I think that was way before we were reading labels carefully, so who knows what other ingredients were in there to improve texture (or maybe it was the microwaving instructions). I microwave almost everything on high, and I do remember the instructions on the egg patty pucks was to use medium or low setting. So maybe my own would have turned out better if I'd followed those directions. I can scramble an egg in a pan about as fast as I can microwave (I also usually cook on the stovetop on high - hubby was a chef and is always chiding me for "treating every pan as a wok").

JulieJ08
10-14-2009, 12:03 PM
I haven't tried it, but I've seen lots of advice to make and freeze little quiche cups. Maybe that's a type of egg recipe that might freeze ok, particularly since a quiche or frittata type thing can be eaten cold anyway (avoiding the reheating).

icmethinner
10-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Thanks everyone! I didn't know you could scramble an egg in the microwave!! The frittata sounds good too though :)

Tai
10-14-2009, 01:36 PM
Eggs are great scrambled in the microwave; give it a try! I make mine in a mug with a wedge of laughing cow cheese.

Jane
10-14-2009, 11:46 PM
I love mine microwaved! Here's a tip, though - if you microwave them, you might want to spray a bit of cooking spray on the dish first, because the residue is hard to remove if you don't.

bargoo
10-17-2009, 10:43 AM
Salsa goes great with microwaved eggs. And salsa is low calorie.

EZMONEY
10-22-2009, 12:34 PM
THANKS LADIES...

on the micro-wave scrambled eggs in a mug advice...

I have cooked them that way after my walk the last 2 mornings...fast and easy...

a little 2% milk....half a slice of cheese and 2 eggs in a big mug....2 minutes...done!

alyssamichelle
10-24-2009, 11:45 PM
Microwaving an egg. That's interesting. I'll definitely have to try it! THanks!!

girl81
10-28-2009, 04:27 AM
To save time in the mornings, my family often hard-boils a dozen eggs on Sunday night. We leave the shells on, refrigerate, and grab on the go.
Make-ahead mini-quiche are also very convenient and easy. Just reheat in microwave oven for a minute.

SLIMplicity
08-13-2011, 10:38 AM
Great thread for egg ideas:
Definitely going to try the mini quiches and egg in a mug.. Great for the rushed school mornings!
And also pre-boil eggs for the week too :)

chickybird
08-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Odd question, but I'm busy in the mornings. I want to scramble my eggs at night with veggies and then pop it in the fridge overnight so I can eat them in the morning. I know reheating frozen eggs isn't that great, but what about just warming up cold ones?
thanks!

tommy
08-13-2011, 09:03 PM
Yes - warming up the cold ones is what they do at the fast food breakfast places like McD and Subway. Subway does it wthl a patty of egg whites as well. You could do a week's worth on Sunday for all your weekday breakfasts. Just reheat gently in the MW. I have been having good success with lots of items using wax paper. It is cheap. Tear off a piece, lay down the egg patty on one side, fold over, twist ends like salt water taffy :) and nuke for maybe 20 seconds and let sit a few more seconds to allow heat distribution. Check and do more if needed.

Riddy
08-13-2011, 09:28 PM
Another vote for reheating frozen mini frittatas/quiche. There's a great recipe in the original South Beach Diet cookbook - they saved me on work days!

chickybird
08-13-2011, 10:07 PM
Thanks guys!

akblueyes
08-13-2011, 10:13 PM
I make breakfast burritos with eggs, onion, peppers, meat and cheese. These freeze very well and then just zap in the microwave for 60-70 seconds. Great for when you're in a hurry in the morning and don't have time to cook. I'm going to try some different varieties of filling to go with the egg and cheese this next do around.

April Snow
08-14-2011, 09:23 PM
Odd question, but I'm busy in the mornings. I want to scramble my eggs at night with veggies and then pop it in the fridge overnight so I can eat them in the morning. I know reheating frozen eggs isn't that great, but what about just warming up cold ones?
thanks!

you could also mix it up and leave that in the fridge overnight and then just cook it in the mornings -you are probably only adding another 20-30 seconds to the process, and they will taste better. It's definitely possible to overcook eggs in the microwave and reheating them vs. cooking them adds to the chances that will happen.

SLIMplicity
08-16-2011, 09:43 PM
I think thats fine.. warming up eggs the next day..they might be a little rubbery but still edible..good luck!

Aclai4067
08-17-2011, 01:14 PM
I wouldn't recommend it for plain eggs. But I precook egg sandwiches and freeze them. They are better fresh, but it works fine when I'm in a hurry

gthorn75
08-17-2011, 01:19 PM
I am not a morning person and I usually eat breakfast once I get to the office; however, I can't seem to find a lot of healthy choices that I like! I am extremely picky about my food. I think I will give the egg in a mug a try. Does anyone know if you can do it with just egg whites?