I admit, the title best hard boiled eggs might be a bit deceiving!
But keep reading.
I have tried every hard boiled egg method and the only one that worked half the time was to boil older eggs. However
We raise our own chickens, so our eggs are as fresh as fresh can be. In the past, we would have to leave the eggs in the refrigerator for at least 3 weeks before we boiled them to avoid a mess. There’s nothing worse than peeling eggs and losing half of it.
Finally, I found the secret to the perfect hard boiled eggs every time, but they are not actually hard boiled, but come out as hard boiled. This method has yet to fail me!!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Place whole eggs in a muffin tin
- Bake eggs in oven for 30 minutes
- Immediately submerge cooked eggs in ice water
- Let eggs dry
- Make the Deviled Egg Spread
NOTE: There is a dark spot on the egg shell from the pan, but it’s only on one side. Also, I have had several people say it didn’t work for them. I have moved since I originally wrote this post and the process worked just fine for me.
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How often do you have hard boiled eggs?
DId you also know that using less fresh eggs (eggs a few days to a week old) will help in the peeling process? I have never tried cooking them in the oven, but based on your recommendation, I will have to give it a try! We have hard boiled eggs every few months and usually use them in egg salad. I have never made deviled eggs, but they are always a hit when someone brings them to a potluck.
Leah @ simplehomeblessing.com
I think I might cave and try this. Our eggs are fresh too, and I’ve left them in the fridge for 4 weeks and they were still hard to peel. Makes you wonder how old store bought eggs are before you even buy them. I’ve had luck with steaming and putting them in ice water but this sounds less messy and less complicated. Just one question-when I boil eggs I try to use same-size eggs in the batch. I have an egg scale that I use to weigh them. Do you find this is necessary?
I have never weighed them before. Let me know if you find that helps. Thanks for the tip.
How long do you keep the eggs in ice water?
I usually keep them in for 3-5 minutes. HTH!