Using the Oven for Hardboiled Eggs

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

30 Days of Pinterest – Day 16

The Pin!

If you’ve been on Pinterest for any length of time, you’ve surely seen this pin floating around! The concept? Making hardboiled eggs… in the oven! Since we happen to eat a lot of hardboiled eggs in our house, I knew I had to give this one a try. Although I realize many others may not see the point in doing it this way (vs. the old fashioned boiling method), I’ll be the first to admit that I despise actually making hardboiled eggs.

For some reason, I’ve never been able to get it exactly right. Will you overcook the eggs if you put them in the pot first, and then add tap water and then bring to a boil? Do you risk cracking the eggs by adding them to already boiling water? Do you move the eggs off the hot element once the water breaks a boil? It’s just one of those things that I do differently every time I make them. So, I absolutely loved this set-it-and-forget-it method!

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The Project Process:

This was one of the most simple and straight forward processes I think I’ve done all month!

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  1. Set the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Put eggs in muffin tin (fill any empty cups with water to prevent damage to your tin).
  3. When oven is preheated, slide in the muffin tin
  4. Set the timer for 25 minutes
  5. When timer dings, rinse off eggs in cool water to stop the cooking
  6. Enjoy your delicious eggs for breakfast or a healthy snack!

Once you pull them out of the oven, you may notice a few small brown dots on the shells of your eggs. This is due to the muffin tin/baking method, and don’t worry, it does not affect the taste or quality of your eggs at all.

Although I didn’t find them any easier to peel that traditional hard boiled eggs, I did find them to be tastier. I found after 25 minutes they were thoroughly cooked through, with no risk of dark rings around the yolk of egg.

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Overall, I’m happy to report that this method (and the resulting eggs) were a hit. I definitely recommend using this method if you are planning to ‘boil’ lots of eggs ahead of time for the week, or if you are making devilled eggs or potato salad. It’s a quick and easy way of cooking a large number of eggs without have to worry about them bumping into each other and cracking in the pot!

Do you eat a lot of hard boiled eggs in your household? What do you think about the baking method vs. the boiling method?



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