best hard boiled eggs

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!!

Crazy, huh?


  • 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
  • Peel
  • Make the Deviled Egg Spread
  • Enjoy

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?