There are two ways to make hard-boiled eggs: boiling them in a pot or baking them. Most people are probably only familiar with the pot boiling system. This is a shame really. Boiling eggs using a pot can get messy. Really messy. And fussy. After all, you have to wait for the pot to boil, you have to make sure you keep track of your time, you probably have to take the lid off and replace it as you check on the eggs. It can all get a bit too involved and too labor intensive for many would-be hard-boiled egg cooks. In fact, there’s a more than even chance that, after all the time keeping, care, and lid flipping you did, the eggs would turn out bad. Either they are overcooked and hard or they would be a chore to peel. You might not have gotten the memo but peeling hard-boiled eggs can be quite a chore. If this description of the typical egg boiling process has got you discouraged, cheer up-there is another solution. You can use your oven to bake hard-boiled eggs. That’s right-bake your eggs. Here’s how you do it.
Pick a pan that is large enough to hold your eggs. Ideally, use a muffin pan with one egg per slot so your eggs don’t roll around. Preheat your oven to around 325 degrees. Depending on your altitude and how cool or how hot your oven runs, you may need to adjust the temperature within the range of 325 to 350 degrees. To make sure you don’t ruin a large batch of eggs by baking them in the wrong temperature, run a few tests at different temperature settings. Pick the the temperature that produces the best results.
After your oven has become fully heated, put the muffin pan in the oven and wait for half an hour. Take out the muffin pan and remove each of the eggs from the pan. Dunk the eggs into a bowl filled with ice water. This stops the baking process of the eggs. Keep the eggs in the cold water for around 10 minutes so they are sufficiently cool enough for you to peel them.
Baking your eggs make for easier peeling than boiling them in water. Also, there is less chance of overcooking the eggs. Try baking your eggs today. Enjoy!