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Baking hard-boiled eggs is an easy and foolproof way to make sure you get perfect hard-boiled eggs every single time. All you need is a muffin tin and some water to make hard-boiled eggs that have a creamy yellow yolk and are easy to peel.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are great chopped up on salads, they’re delicious in sandwiches, and of course, they are the foundation for a plate of deviled eggs. They are also wonderfully delicious eaten on their own, or with a sprinkle of salt.
The hardest part of enjoying a hard-boiled egg has often been cooking the eggs. This simple method of baking your eggs in a muffin tin in the oven helps ensure that you get delicious hard-boiled eggs with a beautifully yellow yolk.
You can easily slice and serve hard-boiled eggs for any meal of the day. Add them to a breakfast burrito for breakfast, use them to make an egg salad sandwich for lunch, and add them to a potato salad for a side dish at dinner.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs Ingredients
- Ice - medium bowl filled with ice water
After baking the eggs, immediately place them into ice water for 2-3 minutes. Hard-boiled eggs are the easiest to peel if you peel them under cold water, right after they have been in the ice bath.
The water in the muffin tin is important as it helps prevent the eggshells from forming scorch marks while baking. If baked without the water the eggshells, as well as the egg whites, may have scorch marks.
One simple way to enjoy your perfect hard-boiled eggs is with a drizzle of warm olive oil, ground black pepper, and a pinch of flavored sea salt. Together the olive oil, salt, and pepper will bring out the flavor and turn basic boiled eggs into a beautiful breakfast.
How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
SECOND STEP: Place one egg into each cavity of a 12-cup muffin tin.
THIRD STEP: Pour water into each cavity to fill about ⅓ of the way.
FOURTH STEP: Place muffin tin in the oven and bake eggs for 30 minutes.
FIFTH STEP: Remove eggs and place immediately into ice water for 2-3 minutes.
SIXTH STEP: Peel and serve!
Do I need to add water to the muffin tin?
Yes, make sure there is enough water in each muffin tin cavity. The water helps the eggs to not have scorch marks on them.
Can I freeze hard-boiled eggs?
No, you cannot freeze hard-boiled eggs. However, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How can I eat hard-boiled eggs?
Hard-boiled eggs can be added to salads or sandwiches, or you can eat them on their own with some salt and pepper.
How to Store Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
IN THE FRIDGE: Store hard-boiled eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
- 12 eggs
- 1-2 cups water
- Medium bowl filled with ice water
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place one egg into each cavity of a 12-cup muffin tin.
- Pour water into each cavity to fill about ⅓ of the way.
- Place muffin tin in the oven and bake eggs for 30 minutes.
- Remove eggs and place immediately into ice water for 2-3 minutes.
- Peel and serve!