Kitchen Hacks

How to Hard Cook Eggs in a Muffin Pan

April  3, 2015

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Hard boiled eggs

Earlier this week, Ali Slagle taught us all how to hard cook lots of eggs at once. In an oven. With a wet tea towel.

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If that set-up makes you nervous (though it needn't, as long as you make sure the entire tea towel is wet—we won't tell you how we know that...), inpatskitchen revealed an alternative method:

Last year I found an article that said to set your eggs in muffin tins and bake at 325° F for 30 minutes. Using tongs, transfer [the eggs] to a bowl of ice water. It worked perfectly for me!

Tell us: What's your favorite way to hard cook eggs?

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marsiamarsia May 28, 2015
I've been using this method for several months now, and I'll never go back to hard boiling or steaming again! Works like a champ.
Roxanna D. April 4, 2015
Interesting, I'll try this next time I need hard boiled eggs