Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pin #11 Hard boiled eggs in the oven

Maybe this isn’t news to you but I saw this pin and got all excited.  My son has recently discovered hard boiled eggs, at least deviled eggs anyways, and since I’m not a huge fan I don’t have a lot of practice boiling eggs.  When I tried a few times it never seemed as easy as it was supposed to be and that annoys me.  So where this felt like a foolproof way to get it done I was on board immediately.
There is nothing complicated about these directions.  Put however manyIMG_7773 eggs you want in a muffin pan and bake for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees.  Done.
My eggs cooked closer to 30 minutes and were super duper hot for a while so I quickly plucked them from the pan and let them cool on a pot holder for a bit.  Once they were cool enough I got peeling.  The first one I did was super easy, the shell came off fast and IMG_7781easy.  There were a few brown spots which I assume are little burnt areas.  No biggie to me.  Then the second two eggs were a bit more annoying.  The shell was stuck to the egg really well so once I was able to peel it off a pretty thick layer of the white came with it.  So as you can see I had what looked like mini eggs.  I sliced into them easy and the yolks looked good, a little greenish on the outer part. I heard somewhere along the way that the greenish color means it was cooked too long so that makes sense here.
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Bottom Line – Do it!
While I let them bake a little too long, the general results were still fantastic and with less room for error than boiling, though you should note I still managed to find the error!  Whatever my 1 year old eats sticks so I can’t imagine a little green yolk is going to bother him!


  1. I was just thinking of trying this one out. Thank you for getting it done. I will try it as well.

  2. Great idea and so easy!! Trying this tomorrow, thanks!!

  3. If you have the eggs room temp before going in the oven you can avoid the brown burn marks, they happen from condensation on the eggs while they cook. Also, if you stick them in a bowl of ice water after you take them out of the oven to cool it helps to make them even easier to peel 8) I did this for Easter last year (had to sample some to eat too) after seeing it on Pinterest.

    1. Thanks for the tips and info Nora! The ice water seems like a no brainer now that you say it :)