What foods are not safe to reheat?
These eight foods, for instance, could give you food poisoning—or worse—if reheated or stored improperly:
- Celery, Spinach and Beets:
Hard-boiled eggs can be eaten cold or at room temperature. You can heat a hard-boiled egg in a microwave or with boiling water, which helps retain its moisture, provided you take precautions. To warm up a hard-boiled egg, place the egg in a medium-size bowl.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs. Directions for the Microwave: Microwave a bowl of water (deep enough to submerge the egg) for 3 minutes until hot. Lightly prick the bottom of the egg with a safety pin or thumbtack (IMPORTANT or the egg will explode). If you like a runnier yolk, remove and peel the egg now.
- When an egg is heated in the microwave, pressure builds up inside. This can occur with an intact shell as well as with egg yolks with open shells and even pierced yolks, according to the researchers. Previous cases of exploding eggs causing trauma to the face, eyelids, and cornea of the eye have been reported.
- Error loading player:
- Store any leftover scrambled eggs in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. This will prevent any bacteria from growing.
- Place the leftover scrambled eggs in a microwave safe dish.
- Cook for 20 seconds on high.
- Eat your reheated scrambled eggs as soon as they are warm enough.
Safe to eat yes. The best way to cook food, not always. Search YouTube for "egg in a microwave explosion" and you will get plenty of reasons to boil your eggs. Bacon can be pretty passably cooked in a microwave, but I still like pan frying better.
- Crack an egg into a microwave-safe mug or bowl, add 1/3 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, cover the bowl with a plate and cook on 50 percent power for one minute. If yolk is not set, continue cooking in 15 second increments until it is.
- Eggs burst when microwaved on high heat because steam builds up in the yolk and expands beyond the shell's resistance. Whole eggs in the shell should not be microwaved unless you can pierce the shell and yolk, perhaps multiple times, to allow steam to escape.
- Microwaved. However, it's usually not a good idea to microwave eggs that are still inside their shells. This is because pressure can quickly build-up inside them, and they may explode (1, 2). Bottom Line: Eggs can be cooked in many different ways, including boiling, poaching, frying, baking and scrambling.
When top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, PLACE 2 tablespoons cheese on one side of the omelet; add one-sixth of the fillings, if desired. REFRIGERATE omelets, covered. To serve, REHEAT omelets, covered in the microwave on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.
- BEAT eggs, milk, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl or 12-oz. coffee mug until blended. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer. SERVE immediately.
- Eggs are one of the most versatile breakfast foods around, but few of us can spare the time to cook them in the morning. These eggs muffins are designed to be cooked ahead of time, then grabbed on the go. Egg muffins will keep one week in the refrigerator. Microwave 30 seconds to reheat.
- Line the desired number of pancakes on the baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through. Option 2 for Reheating Pancakes: Stack pancakes on a microwave safe plate and heat on high for 1 ½ – 2 minutes or until the pancakes are heated through.
Updated: 25th November 2019