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Can I keep cooked eggs in the fridge? How long?

Anarkya Aug 15, 2009 07:11 PM

For health reason, I need to eat a good breakfast. Made of egg, whole grain bread and other things.
But, in the morning, I don't necessarily have the time to make an egg, so I was wondering. Can I cook 3 eggs and keep them in the fridge for my next 3 mornings?

I'm thinking, fried egg.

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  1. mels RE: Anarkya Aug 15, 2009 07:18 PM

    I have kept cooked eggs for up to a week in the fridge with no harm done.

    1. Emme RE: Anarkya Aug 15, 2009 09:14 PM

      no health problems, but it certainly won't be crispy, and might get a bit rubbery upon reheating.

      i'd suggest hardboiled eggs as the best option for pre-cooking preparation... then you could heat for a few seconds in the micro and slice over toast...

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        TDEL RE: Anarkya Aug 16, 2009 04:08 AM

        I don't know if you would like poached eggs but you can poach eggs ahead of time, keep them in water for a few days. just pop in microwave and voila!

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        1. re: TDEL
          adamshoe RE: TDEL Aug 16, 2009 02:43 PM

          I think you have to pierce the poached egg before nuking. Don't they explode, or is that an urban legend? I'm not going to test it anytime soon.... adam

          1. re: adamshoe
            greygarious RE: adamshoe Aug 16, 2009 03:32 PM

            They do indeed. I learned the hard way. I thought that it might be possible to hard-cook eggs in the microwave because they'd be surrounded by simmering water. Result: an egg volcano.

            I have tried cracking an egg into a well in the center of a mound of ratatouille, then nuking it. Regardless of power level, the yolk cooks solid (which I don't like) while the whites are not even opaque yet.

            1. re: greygarious
              payaso155 RE: greygarious Apr 6, 2013 10:38 PM

              Poached and Hard boiled are two seperate kind of prepared eggs. Although hard boiled would explode, poached will not.

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                greygarious RE: payaso155 Apr 7, 2013 10:06 AM

                My point was that in the microwave, the yolk heats up much faster than the white, which means a nuked poached egg will have a "hard-cooked" yolk, not a runny one.

        2. alkapal RE: Anarkya Aug 16, 2009 07:15 AM

          you can fry eggs in advance and refrigerate, but they're not going to be very nice.

          why not microwave? it's quick -- and then you have a fresh, hot egg.

          here are the tips and techniques for various preparations: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/M...

          1. greygarious RE: Anarkya Aug 16, 2009 08:43 AM

            Scrambled eggs keep very well. Reheat in the microwave on low power, so they don't get tough.

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              alkapal RE: greygarious Aug 16, 2009 01:45 PM

              scrambled eggs are quick in the micro, too.

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