I'm just going to put it out there. I cannot hard boil an egg on the stove for the life of me. I realize how dumb that sounds coming from someone who loves all things food but it is the god honest truth. So, to make up for my hard boiling incompetence, I had to find another way... a fool proof way.
Pop those bad boys in the oven for 30 minutes and voila! Perfect hard boiled eggs every time! Not only are they easy to cook but they peel like an absolute DREAM. Have you ever spent FAR too long trying to peel an egg only to be left with a huge mess, the egg in pieces and so much regret? I have. Well peeling these eggs is so easy and fast that the eggs almost slip out of the shell when you use this method. I have pictures below to prove it! In fact, half of my eggs were peeled in a single peel. Yes, the entire shell was in one piece... I think I just heard the heavens open and angels singing.
Sidebar: As I was frantically trying to grab a few pictures before the sun went down, my husband, Tom, kept asking if I needed a "model" for my shoot. Finally, I caved and exclaimed, YES! I need a model. Thank god you're here. I told him to give me his best model poses to show off the hard boiled egg. Without a moment of hesitation, this is what he gave me... I'm one lucky lady.
Once you catch your breath and wipe the tears of laughter from your face, checkout the recipe below!
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven
Makes: 1 dozen eggs
- 12 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Place eggs in a cupcake pan or individual brownie pan to keep them from rolling around. Put in the 325 degree oven for 30 minutes.
- Once the eggs are done cooking immediately put them in a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes.
- Tap each egg on the counter until the shell cracks. Then gently peel the shell away from the egg. Either eat immediately of refridgerate in a sealed container.