Easy Hard-Boiled Eggs {for the Busy Mom}

2/13/2013

How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven — A Modern Mrs.
Who here has tried to hard-boil eggs the traditional way {on the stove top}? /raises hand. Okay, now who has had the darnedest time not over-cooking or under-cooking them, then struggles with peeling afterwards? /raises hand. Alright, I have good news! Those days are gone! How so, you say? By baking the eggs, rather than boiling them, of course. And who do I have to thank for this? The Burlap Bag {and Pinterest, for I would've never found them without it}! This is seriously the easiest way to hard-boil an egg. No more standing over the stove, checking them, ruining them... you get the picture. It's a fix-it-and-forget-it type of method, which I am a huge fan of.

Enough babbling. On with the how-to! {You'll have to forgive my lack of pictures... I hadn't planned on doing a blog post on this.}

  1. Preheat your oven to 325-350 degrees. {Mine cooked perfectly at 325°.}
  2. Arrange your eggs in a muffin pan.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes. {Depending on your oven.}
  4. Shortly before the 30 minutes is up, fill a large bowl with ice water.
  5. After baking, place the eggs in the water. {This shocks the eggs and prevents over-cooking.}
  6. Cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Peel.
  8. Enjoy!
It's that simple! My eggs were perfectly cooked at 325° for exactly 30 minutes, and they couldn't have been easier to peel. When I first tapped the eggs to break the shell, the shell almost pops, and it really separates all the way around. So.easy! I normally hate peeling eggs... they never peel right and I wind up ruining them. Not now, friends!

This is a great method for when you have other things to prepare/do. Put them in the oven and fold some laundry, prepare other parts of your meal, give the kids a bath, catch up on your favorite t.v. show, take a nap... wait... Okay, so maybe I got ahead of myself. I used that 30 minutes to prepare some Quinoa and apples for the salad we were having with dinner. Do what you will with the time, but relish in knowing you don't have to worry about over/under-cooking and struggling to peel your hard-boiled eggs!

Will you be trying this method?

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4 comments

  1. I will be definitely be trying this! thanks for the post

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  2. You're very welcome! Can't wait to see how yours turn out! ♥

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  3. Oh my gosh. Thanks so much for this post. I can't wait to try this. Quick question though. Did you use an electric over or an gas? To me it makes a difference with time and temp. I know it sounds odd to ask, but I currently have an electric stove and my old place was gas (which I loved), but can't cook the same on it.

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  4. That's not odd at all! Our oven is electric.

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