Oh, hard boiled eggs. Such an easy snack. Once you figure out how to make the perfect boiled egg, you’ll want to make a bunch of them at once and save them for later.
And quite often, they’re perfectly good cold, fresh out of the fridge.
But sometimes, you really want your boiled egg reheated.
The best way to reheat boiled eggs can be tricky, so it is worth exploring all your options.
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Can You Reheat Boiled Eggs?
It’s a good question. Can you reheat boiled eggs?
After all, it was such a delicate process heating them in the first place.
But the answer, of course, is yes. You can reheat boiled eggs.
You can reheat pretty much any food that has been refrigerated or frozen. The real question is how.
Most foods have a best approach for reheating. Foods that have been grilled or baked tend to do better in the oven or on the grill for reheating. Foods that have been breaded or fried usually reheat best in the oven or in an air fryer.
But boiled eggs?
In truth, the answer will probably end up being back in water on the stovetop.
Should You Reheat Boiled Eggs?
First, however, we should talk about whether you should reheat boiled eggs.
Raw eggs have had issues in the past with passing on foodborne illnesses like salmonella, so if your egg is undercooked, and remains that way magically through reheating, you might have issues.
In any event, be sure you do your own research on the best food handling practices when reheating boiled eggs. To get you started, I have linked this article from the BBC on what you need to know about reheating takeaways.
How to Reheat Boiled Eggs in the Oven
Reheating boiled eggs in the oven will take some time, so be ready to wait.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place your shelled, boiled eggs in an oven-safe pan.
- Heat in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.
How to Reheat Boiled Eggs in the Microwave
Using the microwave to reheat boiled eggs is actually a quick and easy way to get the job done. Just follow these steps:
- Peel each egg you plan to reheat and cut them in half.
- Place the eggs, open side up, on a microwave safe plate.
- Microwave the eggs on full power for 10 seconds at a time until they feel fully heated through.
- It should not take longer than 30 seconds.
The good thing about using the microwave with eggs is that you don’t have to worry about them getting rubbery as boiled eggs already have a slightly rubbery consistency.
How to Reheat Boiled Eggs in an Air Fryer
Reheating boiled eggs in an air fryer is another easy approach if you already have your air fryer out. If not, it might not be worth getting it out, messing it up, then cleaning it up, when you can take a simpler approach like the microwave or the stovetop.
To reheat your boiled eggs in the air fryer use these directions:
- Heat your appliance to 275 degrees.
- Place your eggs in their shells in your air fryer basket and cook for 1 minute.
- Your eggs should be done, ready to peel and eat.
How to Reheat Boiled Eggs on a Grill
Shockingly, reheating boiled eggs on the grill results in a wonderful roasted dish to enjoy.
If you’re already working with your grill, this approach can be a fun one.
- Heat your grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or bring your fire to a roar then allow the coals to come to a hot simmer.
- Place your eggs in their shells directly on the grill and close the grill if you can.
- Allow to heat for 5 to 10 minutes until heated through.
- Serve and enjoy!
How to Reheat Boiled Eggs in a Toaster Oven
The savior of college students everywhere, the toaster oven can be a lifesaver. And believe it or not, you can use it to reheat your boiled eggs.
- Heat your toaster oven to 325 degrees.
- Put your eggs directly on the toaster oven rack.
- Heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Your eggs should be heated through.
How to Reheat Boiled Eggs in a Pan on the Stove
Probably the best option, reheating boiled eggs on the stove is quick and easy and prevents drying out or extra rubbery texture.
- Place your eggs in a heat-proof bowl with their shells still on.
- Heat water to a boil on the stove.
- Pour the boiling water over your eggs in their bowl, completely submerging the eggs.
- Cover the pan with a lid.
- Allow the eggs to sit for 10 minutes.
- Remove your eggs, peel them, and enjoy!
WINNER – The Best Way to Reheat Boiled Eggs Is Using the Stovetop
For eggs, the best way to reheat them has to be the stovetop, which is kind of a misnomer because you are not actually placing the eggs on the stovetop, but you are still using it, so… we’ll go with it.
After all, the stovetop is how you made the eggs in the first place, so it makes sense to simply return to the tried-and-true method.
While the air fryer and even the grill might give you a great option if those are what you’re working with, and you certainly won’t destroy the eggs this way, reheating your eggs in boiling water from the stovetop will result in eggs that taste and feel just like they did the first time you made them.
Which is the whole point, isn’t it?
What are your best methods for reheating boiled eggs? Do you have any tips for reheating boiled eggs? Let me know in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers.