Hard-boiled eggs are delicious and nutritious at just about any time of day.
But can you recook them? Or do you just have to eat them cold?
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Yes! You can recook hard-boiled eggs. You need to boil some water, place the eggs in a bowl, and cover them with the boiling water for about ten minutes. Unfortunately, hard-boiled eggs will explode if you put them in the microwave. The good news is that there are multiple options when it comes to recooking hard-boiled eggs.
Why does this happen, and how can you recook your hard-boiled eggs properly? Even if you cannot simply toss them in the microwave for 30 seconds, other options are available. Keep reading to learn more.
Re-Cook Hard Boiled Eggs with Boiling Water
The first option for recooking your hard-boiled eggs is to place them in some boiling water. To complete this process, you should:
- First, take the hard-boiled eggs and place them in a large bowl that is heat resistant. Remember that you will be leaving boiling water in this bowl for several minutes. Therefore, you need to find a bowl that can handle this heat without cracking under pressure. Make sure the eggs are completely covered with water.
- Next, you need to boil water. You can either use the microwave or stovetop to boil the water. Remember that it is not going to take you as long as you think the boil this water. You do not need to boil an entire pot of water for pasta. You are only boiling water to cover the eggs that are sitting in the bowl.
- Next, or the boiling water over the eggs and cover the bowl to trap the heat. Do not simply dump the boiling water over the eggs, or they may crack. Pour the water into the bowl along the sides gradually. Then, cover the bowl with a plate or the lid of a pot to prevent the heat from escaping.
- Allow the eggs to recook in the boiling water for approximately 10 minutes. Then, uncover the bowl and carefully remove the eggs. You may need to use a pair of tongs to remove the eggs from the water without burning yourself.
- Finally, peel the eggs. Remember that even if the shell of the eggs has cooled down, the inside of the eggs will probably still be warm.
This is one of the easiest ways that you can reheat your hard-boiled eggs using boiling water. Fortunately, there are other methods available as well.
Steaming the Hard-Boiled Eggs
Another option that you may want to use is a steamer. To complete this method, you should:
- First, fill the bottom of a steamer basket with approximately 1 inch of water. Then, heat the water on high until it starts to boil.
- Once the water starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium and place the eggs in the steamer basket. Be sure to place the eggs in the basket carefully so that they do not crack.
- Cover the basket and leave the eggs in there for somewhere between 3 and 5 minutes.
- Once the time is up, turn off the burner and remove the eggs. Remember that the eggs are going to be hot. You may want to use a pair of tongs to protect yourself.
- Then, peel the eggs and enjoy them.
Again, the inside of the eggs will be hot when you peel them. Use caution and prevent burn injuries. Furthermore, the exact amount of time you need to leave your eggs in the basket depends on how cold the eggs were at the beginning of the process. Therefore, you may need to experiment with this process a little bit until you find the right cooking temperature. This is another straightforward method that you can use to reheat your hard-boiled eggs.
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Why Can’t I Simply Toss the Hard-Boiled Egg in the Microwave?
When you need to reheat other food, you are probably used to simply tossing it in the microwave, pressing the minute button, and repeating this process until finished. Unfortunately, you cannot do this with a hard-boiled egg.
The inside of a hard-boiled egg is packed very tightly. When you heat your food, it expands a little bit. Unfortunately, when a hard-boiled egg starts to expand, it doesn’t have a place to go. Therefore, your hard-boiled egg is simply going to end up exploding.
Particularly if the egg is still trapped in its shell, the shell will eventually burst under an intense amount of pressure from the inside of the egg. As a result, you will probably end up cleaning your hard-boiled egg off of the inside of the microwave. Even 30 seconds in a regular microwave is enough for a hard-boiled egg still in its shell to explode.
On the other hand, there is a way for you to heat a hard-boiled egg in a microwave safely. To complete this process, you should:
- First, peel the hard-boiled egg. If you remove the external shell, you will alleviate a lot of the pressure from the inside of the egg.
- After this, cut the egg in half and completely release any pressure from the inside.
- Next, place the egg that has been cut in half on a dish you can put in the microwave.
- Finally, keep the hard-boiled egg slowly until it is at the desired temperature. You should heat the hard-boiled egg in increments of 10 seconds, checking it continuously until finished.
Even after you cut the hard-boiled egg in half, you do not want to heat the egg for a full minute continuously. There is still a chance that the hard-boiled egg could end up exploding in your microwave. Use caution when you are heating a hard-boiled egg in a microwave.