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How to hard boil eggs may seem an easy thing for most. But if you've never done it before, then what?

I've two ways to do this. Both work well to make sure the eggs are properly cooked, not tough, and without that greenish/black ring around the yolk.

It really is easy to get perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every time. The interesting thing is that neither of these methods involve boiling the actual eggs!

sliced hard-boiled eggs!

The first way is to bring them to boiling point and then let them sit, covered, in the pot, with the heat turned off. That's one way how to hard boil the eggs. 

The second way is to bake them. That's right. Bake them. No, they don't explode. (That was my first concern.) 

Oven Boil Eggs!

Need a recipe for those hard-boiled eggs? Try German Egg Salad or my Potato Salad. Or, how about serving them with Mustard Sauce -- so very, very German!

Use your hard-boiled eggs in a variety of recipes. Above, they are placed inside a meatloaf, before the meatloaf is placed in the oven. 

Egg salad! Yummy German recipe for this ... check how it's different than what you're used to.

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One other use for Hard-Boiled Eggs!

Dyeing Easter eggs naturally using common foods such as coffee, cabbage, onions, and tea will transform your hard-boiled eggs into a rainbow of subdued colors.

Dyeing Easter eggs naturally

Oma says,

Putting the eggs into an ice bath immediately after the cooking process, stops the cooking immediately. This helps assure that no green/gray ring forms around the yolk.

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How to Hard Boil Eggs on the Stove or in the Oven: Oma's gekochte Eier

How to hard boil eggs may seem an easy thing for most. But if you've never done it before, then what?

I've two ways to do this. Both work well to make sure the eggs are properly cooked, not tough, and without that greenish/black ring around the yolk.

It really is easy to get perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every time. The interesting thing is that neither of these methods involve boiling the actual eggs!

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook  or Bake Time

20 or 30 minutes

Total Time

25 or 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen eggs (or as needed)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons for stovetop method

Instructions:

Stovetop Instructions:

  1. Put raw eggs into a pot - single layer.
  2. Cover with cold water until water is at least 1 inch above eggs. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons salt or vinegar.
  3. Bring to boil. Cover with lid. Remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes for medium eggs, 17 minutes for large eggs, 20 minutes for extra large eggs.
  4. Drain and put into ice water immediately (to help loosen shell for peeling). Either use immediately or refrigerate until needed. 

Oven Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place eggs into muffin tin so that they are resting on their sides.
  3. Bake eggs for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove immediately into an ice water bath.
  5. Either use or refrigerate until needed. Keeps several days in fridge.

Notes/Hints:

  • Make sure your eggs are stored with their large ends up, so that the yolk is in the middle of the egg. In the picture above, you will see the yolks are on one side, because I wasn't careful when I placed the eggs into the egg container in the fridge. 
  • Hard "boiling" the eggs in the oven is great when you already have the oven heated from some other baking that you are doing.

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How to hard boil eggs may seem like a simple thing to do, but did you know you can cook them in the oven too? Easy to make lots this way, enough for a crowd.


Ingredients: dozen eggs,

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