Use Your Oven To Bulk Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are a great snack, but boiling them just right isn't a convenient task. Skip the pot of water and use your oven instead.

Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, but boiling them can be hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes the eggs are over-cooked, or sometimes the shells stick a bit too firmly to the egg. At the time-saving blog TipNut, they have an excellent reader tip to share:

Put a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven then place all the eggs you need cooked directly on the oven rack, the baking sheet will catch any broken eggs for easy cleanup ... Bake the eggs at 325°F (160 Celsius) for half an hour. Take the eggs out of the oven then put them directly into a big bowl of very cold water (with ice added). This will stop the eggs from cooking and make them easier to peel too.

The oven makes it easy to prepare your eggs in batches, and as an added bonus, you get a finer degree of control over the temperature and the cooking time.

Have a bulk-cooking food hack of your own to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

How To Cook Lots Of Hard Boiled Eggs At Once [TipNut]


    Whats the best way to cook them (time and temp) so the white is cooked but the yolk is still runny?

    This is not a good idea, it's an enormous waste of electricity! Boiling eggs is dead simple, if you can't do it you shouldn't be allowed to use an oven :^)

      But what if you use a gas oven?

      I agree, waste of energy and it takes 30 minutes.

      I put mine in the steamer, 10-12 minutes.

      Gas oven?

      This isn't supposed to be a replacement, this is a batch work. This is really useful for high output kitchens...

    It's shit easy to cook hard boiled eggs... just boil them for 6 minutes. Soft boiled you put them in for 3.5 mins.

    Make sure it's the wall oven and not the "microwave" oven otherwise you will end up with a large mess on your hands...and a pretty bad smell!

    it also doesn't mention that you need to preheat the oven. is it fanforced, electric or gas?
    do you put them in the top, middle, bottom... and as pointed out in the article, not foolproof.

    Wasting ice to cool boiled eggs is straight up stupid and wasteful. Fill with cool tap water. If still too hot drain the water again against the side of the sink and then fill with cool water again. Also agree with the above about you giving horrible directions. Everything should always be specified exactly. Top, bottom, middle. I mean dunk the ball if you are tall enough, don't brick a layup.

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