Reheating a hard-boiled egg seems as simple as popping it in the microwave. However, eggs heated in a microwave are in danger of exploding, which can lead to serious injury. Hard-boiled eggs can be eaten cold or at room temperature. You can heat a hard-boiled egg in a microwave or with boiling water, which helps retain its moisture, provided you take precautions.

  1. To warm up a hard-boiled egg, place the egg in a medium-size bowl. Ensure the bowl is deep enough to hold the egg.
  2. Pour boiling water into the bowl enough to submerge the egg, then cover the bowl with a saucer.  
  3. Let the egg heat up for about 10 minutes before removing it from the water. 
  4. Use heatproof gloves to remove the egg from the bowl; crack and peel the shell and serve. 

Slice the egg in half and place the egg on a microwave-safe plate.

Do not cover the egg and microwave it for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the wattage. Alternatively, you can put the peeled egg, without cutting it, in a microwaveable bowl with hot water and microwave for 30 seconds.


Add the warmed egg to curry or use it to make a warm egg salad sandwich.