Sous vide eggs became popular around five to ten years ago. They give people an inexpensive and easy way to make eggs of various textures. With the proper technique, you can create the perfect sous vide egg. However, there are times when you make excess and store them for future use. What do you do then? You have to reheat the sous vide eggs.
Sous vides eggs are delicate and, as such, don’t have many methods you can use to reheat them. You can either use a stove or a microwave to reheat your eggs.
After reheating your eggs, you might need to store them again. Storing your eggs is just as easy as reheating them, and this article will show you how.
How to Reheat Sous Vide Eggs using a Stove
Creating and reheating sous vide eggs requires precision and attention, which is why using a stove is one of the best ways to do just that. Using a stovetop gives you direct access to the eggs and can control their temperature.
The best temperature to keep your yolk warm and runny is between 110°F to 140°F. Fortunately, I will show you how to do just that with the steps below. You can use this technique for up to six refrigerated, unshelled eggs.
Here’s how to reheat sous vide eggs using a stove:
- Pour ½ of water into a medium-sized saucepan.
- Bring the water to a boil at medium-high heat.
- Now, with the use of tongs, place the eggs in the water
- Cook for about 3 minutes and 30 seconds. By this time, the eggs should be at the perfect temperature.
- Using the tongs, remove the eggs from the water and serve. Your eggs will remain perfect for about 15 minutes.
It is harder to reheat sous vide eggs that have cooled down to room temperature and are not refrigerated. The temperature of the egg depends on how long it has stayed at room temperature and, therefore, will determine the reheating time.
How to Reheat Sous Vide Eggs Using a Microwave
Like I have said before, reheating sous vide eggs needs special attention and conditions, and this is why using a stove is the best choice. However, if you are at the office or where you only have a microwave, it can come in handy.
Using a microwave to reheat your egg directly can lead to disaster. Your egg could explode, and that is not a pretty sight.
Microwaves are able to heat meals so fast that when it comes to eggs, the steam builds up in the shell more quickly than its pores can release them, leading to the steam bursting through it.
There are two ways to reheat your eggs using a microwave. You can either heat the egg inside or outside the microwave.
With that said, here’s how to reheat sous vide eggs using a microwave:
How to Reheat Sous Vide Eggs Inside a Microwave
- First, get some boiling and pour it into a microwave-safe container. You can use a kettle or even the microwave to heat the water.
- Now, place the eggs into the container of hot water and cover them with plastic wrap.
- Put the container in the microwave.
- Heat the eggs at 60% power for about a minute.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and take out the eggs. Be careful when doing this, as the water will be steaming. If you don’t have tongs, you can use a spoon to take out the eggs.
- Transfer the eggs into a bowl of cold water. You do this to stop the cooking process.
- Serve your egg and enjoy.
How to Reheat Sous Vide Eggs Outside a Microwave
Reheating your eggs outside a microwave is a simpler version of reheating them inside the microwave. You can do this if you do not have time for several steps. Here’s how to do it.
- Microwave a cup of water or more, depending on the number of eggs.
- Once the water is boiling, take it out of the microwave, put your eggs inside and cover them.
- Leave the eggs in the water for a minute or two.
How to Store Sous Vide Eggs
Now that you know you can reheat sous vide eggs, how about you learn about storing them?
Due to their delicate nature, you should only store sous vide eggs in the refrigerator. Storing them in the freezer will ruin the texture and taste of the eggs.
To store these eggs in the fridge:
- Pour ice water into a bowl.
- Put the eggs in the bowl of cooled water and allow them to chill.
- Place the bowl of water and eggs in the fridge.
You can store the eggs in the fridge for a few days, after which I suggest you discard them.