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Aug 15, 2009 07:11 PM

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

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

    1. 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...

      1. 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

          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

            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

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

              1. re: payaso155

                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. re: TDEL

            My uncle reheated a hard-boiled egg in the microwave. It exploded and he lost half a lip!! Be careful what suggestions you put on the Internet. Just sayin'.

            1. re: JudiMorrison

              No one was suggesting microwaving a hard boiled Egg, the advice was for a poached Egg.

              1. re: JudiMorrison

                so, the egg exploded and blew the door off, which THEN hit him in the face? c'mon...

            2. 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:

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

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                1. re: greygarious

                  scrambled eggs are quick in the micro, too.