Scrambled eggs are a quick and satisfying breakfast. They're always best cooked fresh, but if you have leftovers, or if you want to save a little time in the morning and whip them up the night before, here's how to reheat them.


Heat a small amount of butter or oil in a frying pan over medium heat, then add cold scrambled eggs.

Stir the eggs frequently with a wooden spoon. If you notice liquid leaking from the eggs, pour it out.

Once they're hot, remove the eggs from the heat and serve immediately.


Place cold scrambled eggs into a microwave-safe bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap.

Microwave the eggs on high for 15 to 20 seconds, then remove from the microwave and stir with a fork. Pour off any excess liquid.

Return the eggs to the microwave for another 15 to 20 seconds on high, then stir and pour off the liquid again. Repeat until the eggs are hot. Serve immediately.


Do not freeze scrambled eggs. This will destroy the texture and they'll turn out rubbery and unpleasant regardless of the thawing and reheating methods you use.

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