Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pinned and tried: Hard cooked eggs

According to this pin, if you cook eggs on the rack in the oven at 325 degrees 30 minutes, it makes for the creamiest hard cooked eggs and is Alton Brown's preferred method.
There were four problems with this: the grill in my oven was barely the right size to hold the eggs, in fact one of the very last ones I put on slid through and luckily I picked it up fast enough that only a little bit of cracked egg spilt all over and I was able to wipe it up quickly.
Second, it was tricky not only carefully setting them on the hot grill, but trying to figure out how to pick up the hot eggs as well. (I used a folded over dish towel and worked quicklu but carefully!)
Third, while the yolks were indeed the creamiest I'd had for hard cooked eggs, the outsides if the whites were rubbery. Hubby was not a fan.
Fourth: when I hard boil eggs, I add vinegar to the water which makes for easier peeling. With this method you obviously cant do that. It must have taken me at least 20 minutes to peel off tiny bit by tiny bit of shell off 18 eggs. I was going crazy!
Result: fail. It's back to hard boiled eggs for us.
Have you ever tried this? Did it work for you?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Becks,
    Very good to know! I was going to try this but... now? Maybe not. :)


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