I’m a huge fan of hard-boiled eggs. They’re easy to pull out of the fridge for a quick breakfast or snack, and are perfect for chopping up and throwing into salads for cheap protein. Did I mention how inexpensive eggs are? My local Aldi has them for between 49 cents and 69 cents a dozen! If you’re on a tight budget, eggs are totally your best bet for a frugal protein source.
But I’m usually strapped for time, because I have a toddler. And you probably know how hard it is to stand over boiling water for 10-15 minutes while small children run around causing havoc. That’s how I discovered you can actually hard-boil eggs in the oven! It’s hands-off, it’s easy, it’s now the only way I make hard-boiled eggs. Stick them in the oven for 30 minutes and just walk away until they’re done. Here’s all you need:
Easy Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven
- 12 large eggs
- 1 standard-sized muffin tin
- A large bowl filled with water and ice
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place one egg in each part of the muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes. When they come out of the oven, immediately put them in the ice water for about 10 minutes to stop the cooking. Peel immediately or place in the fridge for later use.
I’ve also found that these hard-boiled eggs are really easy to peel! What I do is gently tap the middle of the egg all around, like in the picture. Then I carefully stick my fingers between the shell and the egg, and peel a little bit at a time, under running water. The shell pieces where I tapped usually come off in tiny pieces, but the two ends typically peel off in one giant piece. It’s super easy and quick!
If you’ve ever been intimidated by hard-boiled eggs like I used to be, give the oven a try. Making hard-boiled eggs in the oven saves a lot of time and effort, and ensures that you have something portable and healthy to eat during the day!