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Can You Freeze Scrambled Eggs?


Eggs are one of the most delicious (and nutritious) ways to start your day. Unless you have an aversion to the ingredient entirely, there’s nothing better than digging into a fresh batch of scrambled eggs — especially if you’ve added extra goodies like your favorite veggies and spices.

That said, after reading about how a British supermarket recently started selling ready-made frozen scrambled eggs (only £1.50 a pop for those of you over in the UK), I was instantly confused… and curious. First of all, could those pre-prepared eggs even taste any good? According to a disappointing review in the Liverpool Echo, they “have a mushy texture, and generally taste of salt.” Folks across the pond are probably better off taking the time to crack a few fresh shells instead.

As unfortunate as that frozen version sounds, I was still left wondering if it might be possible — and more palatable — to prepare and freeze scrambled eggs you make yourself at home. According to food writer and recipe developer Casey Barber, it’s a perfectly acceptable way to prep hearty breakfasts before waking up in the morning. While writing for TODAY, she listed scrambling as an option along with baking them frittata-style before freezing. After letting the cooked eggs cool, Barber recommends wrapping them up in aluminum foil or storing them in plastic bags. You can then take them out the night before to thaw in the fridge, and heat them back up on your stove or in the microwave. (Check out our tips for the best way to reheat scrambled eggs!) 

We understand if you’re still a little skeptical about just how fluffy and delicious frozen scrambled eggs can really be. That said, it would be another great way to make sure you don’t waste any when you accidentally buy a few too many cartons from the grocery store. Plus, simply storing the leftovers in your fridge will only last a few days, but the freezer can help extend that time to a couple of weeks. If you’re still unconvinced, you can always try it out with one egg and see how you feel about reheating frozen eggs. Who knows, you might just find your new favorite breakfast hack!

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