Pinterest Bustin’: Making hardboiled eggs…in the oven

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Wouldn’t it be easy if you could make hardboiled eggs in the oven instead of having to deal with all that boiling water?

Yes, it would be easier. And such is the claim floating around Pinterest. So the Pinterest Busters got to work trying to figure out if such a claim is actually true.

Here’s what to do: Preheat your oven to 325. Find yourself a muffin pan and stick some eggs in it.

Bake those eggs for 25-30 minutes, then take them out of the oven and let them sit for five more minutes. Next, give those eggs a nice cold water bath.

Now tell the Pinterest Bustin’ Posse that it’s time to peel eggs.

The eggs were not hard to peel at all, but…

Wherever the eggshell had touched the muffin pan, there was a brown spot. The original pin said “there may be brown spots on the shell from the baking process but those will wash off in the cold water bath”. But these brown spots had went through to the cooked egg white.

Which made the younger half of the Pinterest Bustin’ Posse say “we aren’t eating those”. The older half, however, scraped the brown spots off and enjoyed a lovely snack of hardboiled eggs. 
So did we bust this pin? Depends. Making hardboiled eggs in the oven techinically is possible, but the usefulness depends on what you’re going to do with them. Color them for Easter? Yes. Make an egg salad sandwich? Yes (because you could scrape off the brown spot before you mash up your eggs). Peel them and use for fancy deviled eggs? Not unless you like brown spotted deviled eggs.
**Here is another post from the same experiment with the other half of our Pinterest Bustin’ Posse.
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1 thought on “Pinterest Bustin’: Making hardboiled eggs…in the oven”

  • I had to laugh when I saw the brown spots! When I let the water boil away in the pan, that's exactly what I get. Now I just simmer for way longer than normal and roll the eggs across the pan every so often. How come eggs are so hard to boil? It used to be easier in the olden days!

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