Hard Boiled Eggs… In the Oven??? You HAVE to Try This!
I will never go back to boiling eggs on the stove again.
If you are planning to dye Easter eggs this year, or if you just like hard boiled eggs, you’ll want to try this out. They come out soooo very creamy. How is this related to being frugal? Because you can save time cooking a large quantity all at once. And I don’t remember the last time I saw a coupon for “saving time”.
Start by preheating your oven to 325. Once hot, lay your eggs directly on your oven rack. (Be careful not to burn your fingers!) If your oven rack has wide slots like mine, use a cookie rack or something similar like this below and just lay that directly on the rack. You’ll notice I put a cookie sheet below them just in case one breaks. Cook for 30 minutes.
Once finished, using your oven mitt, carefully take each egg out and place them in cool water. Don’t ice them right away as the extreme temperature can cause them to burst. Each egg can respond differently so be careful.
Then add your ice to stop the cooking process. Once cool enough to touch you can peel them (often recommended under water while still somewhat warm and then continue the ice bath until cold).
That’s it! And these are the creamiest hard boiled eggs I have ever eaten. You just have to try this. Cook 3 or 20, it’s still the same.
Something to think about:
Time and temperature may vary depending on your oven and the size of the eggs you are using. I used extra large eggs and they came out perfect. Then I tried large eggs and had a cracking incident with one.
See how it spattered everywhere? It really wasn’t all that messy, but many of the surrounding eggs had these spatters on them. I was a little concerned about how they would clean up, but they were white again after a little rubbing in the water bath. This egg was still thoroughly cooked and useable.
Also, if your oven rack is really greasy, you might end up with lines on your egg. Which is no big deal unless you plan to dye them for Easter. I imagine if you line the rack with foil you may have better results. Or again try a cookie drying rack.
That’s it! I just discovered this the other day so I’d LOVE to hear your input on your own experiences with this! Happy cooking!