omelettes and scrambled eggs - How long can I store them?

  • Is it a good idea to keep make a lot of them and keep them in the refrigerator? I like them for breakfast but I don't like cooking every morning. For how long I can keep them?

    If you're looking for time savings in cooking scrambled eggs, you'd almost be better going with microwaving them, as you'd likely want to warm the previously cooked eggs anyway. Another slight time savings is to do what my grandfather referred to as 'silver and gold' eggs -- break 'em directly into the warm pan, and then scramble them.

    @Joe: I have always just added the eggs directly into the pan, but that was in order to have one less dish to clean.

  • Correct answer

    10 years ago

    What Tim said. Eggs just don't hold very well, and they are very sensitive to temperature--reheating them basically will mean re-cooking them. I would never store eggs in this manner, because the texture and flavour degradation will make them unpleasant to eat.

    However, to actually answer your question--and again, I urge you not to do this because stored and reheated eggs will taste like garbage--cooked eggs should keep for up to 72 hours in the refrigerator. Remember to chill them as rapidly as possible after cooking, and you may wish to undercook slightly in order to minimize problems when reheating.

    I would use 72 hours as an absolute maximum, particularly if you are undercooking. 48 hours is probably wiser.

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