Hard boiled eggs are a staple in many kitchens, as they are a quick and easy protein-packed snack or breakfast option. However, it can be tricky to get them just right. Whether you prefer your yolks set or runny, here are some tips to bake hard boiled eggs perfect every time!
How to Bake Hard Boiled Eggs
I learned how to bake eggs in the oven a couple of years ago when several sad attempts at boiling them in water went sour. There is an art to perfect hard boiled eggs, and I was fast learning that I wasn't going to be able to do it using the stove top.
Choose the Right Eggs
Start with fresh eggs, as older eggs are harder to peel and may have a greenish tint around the yolks.
When baking eggs, it is important to place them in a single layer. This will help ensure even cooking and prevent cracking. I always place an egg in each muffin cup of a muffin pan.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. After placing your eggs in a muffin cup of a muffin pan, cook for about 20 minutes for a runnier yolk, and 30 minutes for a set yolk.
Don't Forget the Ice Bath!
After taking your eggs out of the oven, immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath to stop the cooking process and make them easier to peel. Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for at least 5 minutes before peeling.
Storing Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. To keep them fresh, store them in a covered container with a damp cloth to prevent moisture loss.
To make the eggs easier to peel, gently roll them on a flat surface to crack the shells, then gently peel the shells off.
Using Up Leftover Baked Hard Boiled Eggs
Baking hard boiled eggs can be a quick and easy protein-packed snack or breakfast option. By following these tips and adjusting the cooking time based on the desired level of yolk doneness, you can bake the perfect hard boiled eggs every time. Whether you prefer them with a set or runny yolk, these tips will help you achieve the perfect texture and flavor.
Alternately, you can use hard boiled eggs in a number of delicious recipes! Try some mediterranean deviled eggs, or enjoy eggs in a delicious salad, sandwich, or breakfast burrito!
Bake Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven!
- muffin pan
- 1 dozen eggs
- ice water
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Once oven is heated, place the eggs directly on the wire rack in the oven, or arrange eggs in a mini muffin pan and then place in the oven.
- Bake eggs for thirty minutes at 325 degrees. Remove eggs from oven and immediately submerge eggs in a pot full of icy water. Allow the eggs to cool for ten minutes before removing from water to dry off and continue cooling.