• Marilynn Goldsmit

    Hardboiled eggs in the oven. Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs - 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Post says "Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier."

  • Courtney Hale-Lamb

    Alton Brown's Baked Eggs Prep Time: 2 min. Total Time: 32 min. Ingredients: 2 - 4 dozen eggs DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Position the oven racks in the center of the oven. Place the eggs parallel to the bars on the racks. (see picture below) Place a baking sheet pan in the bottom of the oven (just in case an egg breaks). I have never had a mess in my oven in all the times I have made this recipe. I have had eggs break, but they cooked inside when they do so there is no mess Bake for 30 minutes. When the eggs are done, fill a large bowl with ice water and move the eggs into the bowl. I do this a few minutes ahead of time to make sure the water is COLD! Peel the eggs as soon as they're cool enough to handle, then return them to the ice water to thoroughly chill. I think that the eggs are easier to peel if they are allowed to chill in the water for at least 10 minutes. Also, I peel the eggs under cool running water. This recipe works best with the freshest eggs you can find. Here are some photos of the process: See? Parallel to the bars of the rack. I baked them for YEARS going the other way and I was always worried that they were going to roll around and break. Sheesh! I wish I'd figured out this little bit of Physics before. Prepping the ice water. As you can see, I needed to get rid of the strange icy clump in the bottom of my ice dispenser. It worked very nicely. Thank you for asking. Close Up! These brown spots on the shells are NORMAL! They dissolve right off in the ice water. Remove the eggs from the oven with spring-loaded tongs or a heavy duty oven mitt. Chilling in the ice water. See the egg in the bottom right corner, the brown spots are disappearing right before your eyes. Store the eggs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. There are small brown spots on the egg whites. This is NORMAL and does not affect the flavor of the eggs.

  • Heidi Holden

    Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Great idea if you need to make lots of hard boiled eggs - bake in 325 degree oven for 30 minutes. "Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier."

  • Mandie Lee

    Who knew?! Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs - 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Post says "Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier." (do before coloring Easter eggs?)

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