How To Make The Perfect Boiled Eggs In The Oven is a quick and easy way to make fool-proof hard boiled eggs! I can’t believe how smooth and creamy that are. There is not another way to say it, then they are absolutely perfect!
So I imagine you are wondering what the benefit of baking the eggs in the oven is. Well, it is the perfect way to make hard boiled eggs when you need to make a dozen of more. I like cooking the eggs this way because I don’t have to fuss over them as much. I put them in the oven, set my timer, and I can get other things done while they bake in the oven.
Before I tried baking the eggs on a dish towel in the oven, I baked them in a muffin pan. The muffin pan worked great other than the eggs would get brown spots on the shell and on the egg whites. The brown spots were from where the egg was touching the pan. The brown spots are only on the first layer of the egg white, so you can easily slice that part off. It doesn’t affect the taste of the egg at all, it just the appearance.
As I was researching trying to figure out if there was any way to bake the eggs in the oven without gettng the brown spots, I came across this method from Alton Brown. I personally think Alton Brown is a genius. Every recipe of his that I have tried, I have loved. He also has a video on his blog where we further explains this method. It is only a few minutes long and I recommend watching it before you bake your eggs. You can find Alton Brown’s Baked Egg video here.
I would also recommend reading over my tips and tricks for hard boiled eggs that can be found here.
With love from my kitchen to yours,
How to make perfect hard boiled eggs in the oven
Pre-heat oven to 320 degrees
1. Position your oven rack in the middle of the oven. Competely soak a dish towel (don’t use a thin dish towel) in water. Ring it out so it in not dripping with water but still wet, not just damp. Place the dish towel over the oven rack. I used a tea towel and folded it in half so that it was thicker.
2. Place the eggs directly on the towel in between the metal rods of the oven rack. Bake the eggs in the oven for 30 minutes. Set the timer and make sure to not go over 30 minutes especially since there is a towel in the oven.
3. Remove the eggs from the oven by grabbing all four corners of the towel with a hot pad and pulling up on the towel. If you want, you can actually grab the towel with your hands because the towel is still wet it is still cool enough to touch.
4. Place the eggs in pot or saucepan with straight sides and shake the eggs around so that the shells start to crack. Pour cold water and ice over the eggs and let them cool down for about 3 to 5 minutes.
5. Once the eggs have cooled down enough to peel them, roll the egg around in your hand to loosen the peel. Peel the egg under running cold water. Hard boiled eggs that are peeled need to be eaten the same day. Hard boiled eggs still in the shell can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator.
This recipe is adapted from Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs.
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