There have been a million posts about baking hard “boiled” eggs floating around on Facebook lately. Everyone has the same response – “This would be awesome, if it works!” I absolutely agreed, and someone had to try it – so, I did. Guess what? It WORKS! Baking eggs works. It’s pretty amazing. I documented the entire process, and am excited to share the results with you! The best part is that there is no pot to watch boil.
Here we go:
I placed my eggs in a mini muffin tin – some sites suggested that you could place the eggs directly on your oven rack, however, that is a mess I wouldn’t want to deal with. In fact, I probably wouldn’t deal with it. I would be begging my super hero hubby to get that slimy mess from the bottom of the oven. I don’t do well with raw egg. Weird, I know! I love to eat all forms of cooked eggs, though.
Put your eggs in the oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees.
While your eggs are baking, get an ice bath ready. You will need this when they come out of the oven.
Here is what the eggs look like when they come out of the oven. I’ll admit, I was a little afraid at this point, but I persevered.
You know how when you boil eggs, if you put too many in the pot, you end up with a bunch of broken ones? I always put too many in the pot. A couple weaklings did crack in the oven, but I had a much higher ratio of survivors than I would have had I tried to boil 24 eggs at once.
Next, using tongs (I liked using the ones with the neoprene tips – it gripped the eggs better) gently drop your eggs in the bath. You can find tongs like this here. I’m pretty sure we got that nifty little set as a free gift with the purchase of something else. As much as one can love tongs, I do love these.
All those little speckled brown spots disappear when you soak the eggs in the ice bath. Nice!
Overall, I think they look pretty good when they are all done! There were some light brown spots left from where the egg rested on the pan, but it’s not bad.
For me, it’s always been pretty hit or miss when it comes to how well a batch of boiled eggs will peel. Sometimes, the shell slides right off, and sometimes it takes an hour to peel one little egg. I’m doing cartwheels I’m so thrilled with how easily the shells came off of these baked “hard boiled” eggs!
The best part? NO green outer yolk! We have beautiful, clean, yellow yolks, folks! I love it!
Coming soon: Adventures in Egg Dying – we’ll see how these eggs do in dye, and if those few remaining brown spots will show, or if we’re good to go. (Spoiler Alert: If you’re ready to dye eggs now and don’t want to wait for my next post, go ahead and bake your eggs. The brown spots disappeared completely with the dye. We did use a vinegar based solution, so that may be what helped clean them up further. No brown spots can be seen on our pretty eggs!)