Although popularly known as a breakfast dish, omelettes can be enjoyed at any time of the day. They are also very versatile, since you can add an assortment of meat, vegetables, cheese, or anything you want, and enjoy them with bread or rice to make a plate of omelette even more exciting. The problem arises when you don’t realize you are going overboard with the ingredients, or add one too many eggs and end up with a leftover. This is completely normal though, since eggs themselves are so heavy and filling, that it is very easy to become full very soon, even though they aren’t usually a large meal. So, can you reheat an omelette?
People generally assume that leftover eggs are no good, and toss them away. If you think the same way, then reconsider it. There are ways you can reheat an omellete without compromising on the taste.
How to Store an Omelette?
To properly reheat an omellete, it is important that you first store it properly. Or else all the flavor and texture will be lost before you even get to reheating it.
- To store an omelette, wrap them tightly with a plastics wrap or store them in a sealed, airtight container. Make sure they are properly sealed, no matter how you choose to store them.
- You can store these omelletes in fridge for no more than 4 days.
- They can be frozen for up to 2 months without losing their flavor.
How to Reheat an Omelette?
Now it’s time to learn how to reheat. There are several methods you can choose from to reheat an omelette. They are all very simple, and do the job fine. So it is only a matter of what is more convenient for you to choose from.
Using the Microwave
The easiest method to reheat an omelette is to use a microwave. Just wrap your omellete in a paper towel, and place it in a microwave-safe dish. Heat them for about 1 to 2 minutes, while flipping the egg halfway through heating. In case of frozen omelette, you may have it give it an extra 30 second to reach desired temperature.
Using the Stove
The second most convenient option is to use a skillet to reheat the omellete. Preheat the skillet on a medium heat, and toss the omellete in it. Heat for about two minutes on each side, while keeping an eye on it to make sure the egg doesn’t burn. The omelette will have its own moisture to prevent it from sticking to the skillet, but you can add a knob of butter if you feel like it.
Using the Oven
To reheat it in the oven, you will have to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the omellete on a baking sheet, and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Frozen omelettes may take a bit longer to heat thoroughly, and you may have to flip them halfway through.
Now you never have to throw away leftover omelletes, and you can enjoy them for up to 2 months after making. Just make sure to date your frozen omelletes if you plan on storing them for that long so they don’t start losing flavor.