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Hard Boiled Confusion

In Eating Clean, one of the recommendations is to include a source of protein at every meal.  My favorite source of protein?  Egg whites!! 

I could probably eat egg whites at every single meal and not get sick of them.  They're tasty, cheap and easy to make!

I used to get frustrated making them, because I didn't remember how long to boil them and how long to let them sit before putting them in cold water.  (No joke, I would call my mom every time I wanted to make them in college!)

Not anymore, folks.  Not anymore.  Ashley has grown up into a real adult and can officially make hard boiled eggs without her mother's help.  (Not to lead you to believe I now understand the boiling and sitting times - that's still completely foreign to me). 

So, how do I do it then?  I cook my eggs.  In the oven.  So they are hard-boiled eggs, with no water involved!  Lovely.  It's simple, easy and still pretty darn quick!  If you haven't tried it out yet, I suggest you do! 

Here's what you do:

  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Grab a muffin pan and put one egg in each cup.
  • Then put the muffin pan in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • While they're baking, fill the sink or a bowl with enough cold water so all your eggs can fit in it!  (This is one time it's perfectly acceptable to have all your eggs in one basket.)
  • After the 30 minutes has passed, put the eggs in the cold water and let them sit there for 10 minutes or so!  
Then you have great hard boiled eggs that are EASY!!! Sometimes there will be brown spots on the shell, but it does no damage to the egg and most of the time it will wash off in the cold water!

Have you ever made them this way?


Kristen said...

I've never seen them cooked this way, but my boyfriend eats hard boiled eggs almost every day! I'll have to show him this & tell him to try it out :)

Maggie B. said...

This is the ONLY way I make my hard eggs. I get fresh, local eggs and if I try to make them hard the traditional way (i.e. boiling) the shells WILL NOT COME OFF. Then I just have ugly eggs. =( No beuno.

So baked hard eggs it is. =) A great snack, excellent in salads and easy to pack in a lunchbox!