How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs 4 Easy Ways

Hard Boiled Eggs 4 Ways Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

Hard boiled eggs…convenient and pretty easy to make, right? How about we keep them easy to make but make them 4 different ways? Here are 4 unconventional methods to making hard boiled eggs even easier (or the same)!

We’ll start with…

The Electric Kettle Method. If you don’t have one of these you can buy one nowadays for like 10 bucks and it’s worth it just for hard boiled eggs! All you do is add your eggs in (however many you want or that you can fit), pour in some water so it sits around an inch over your eggs, and turn your kettle on. Once it comes to a boil close your lid and let the eggs sit for 10-12 minutes. Pour your water out and toss them in some ice water after that.

Cheap Electric Kettle: https://amzn.to/2TSTFLv

The Slow Cooker Method. This way is great for making them in bulk, especially if you’re making deviled eggs. Fill your slow cooker up with as many eggs as you want, add in enough water to cover your eggs, and then sprinkle in some salt. Turn that on high and you’ll be good to go in 2 1/2 hours. Follow with an ice bath.

My Slow Cooker: http://amzn.to/2fgw93y

The Microwave Method. No, your microwave isn’t gonna blow up and your eggs aren’t gonna explode but you do need to throw them in a microwave safe bowl with some enough water to cover them and a little salt. Depending on how powerful your microwave is, you should microwave them for around 5-7 minutes. After the bell goes off and your house is still standing go ahead and throw them in some ice water!

The Oven Method. This method is by far the easiest and you just need 1 item…a muffin or cupcake pan (use multiple for bulk). You could honestly just use a regular pan too, these just help prevent them from rolling around so unless there’s an earthquake or you’re really clumsy…you’ll be fine. Place your eggs in then put right into the oven on 325F/162C for 30 minutes. After the oven put them directly into some ice water.

All of these methods should produce an easily peeled hard boiled egg as long as you let them cool for enough time (10 minutes or so).

How do I check if my eggs have gone bad? Easy! Place them in a bowl filled with cold water and if they float (bad) play basketball with them into the trash can or find a neighbor you hate (no, don’t actually do that). If they sink, they’re fresh.

What is your favorite way to make hard boiled eggs and how do you usually peel them? Let me know down below!

Electric Kettle Method

  1. Add however many eggs you want or that you can fit into your kettle.
  2. Put enough water into your kettle so that it sits around 1’’ over your eggs.
  3. Keep your lid open and turn your kettle on.
  4. Close your lid once it comes to a boil and turn your kettle off.
  5. Let your eggs sit in the kettle for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Add however many eggs you want into your slow cooker.
  2. Fill it with enough water so that it covers your eggs.
  3. Sprinkle in some salt.
  4. Turn your slow cooker on high for 2 1/2 hours (this could take up to 3 hours if you’re really filling it).
  5. Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Microwave Method

  1. Add a couple to a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Fill it with enough water so that it covers your eggs.
  3. Add in a little salt.
  4. Microwave for 5-7 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is.
  5. Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Tip: Try this with 1 egg at first until you figure out you’re cooking time!

Oven Method

  1. Put your eggs in a muffin or cupcake pan (a regular pan will work too).
  2. Bake on 325F/162C for 30 minutes.
  3. Throw them in some ice water for at least 10 minutes.

Tip: Use multiple trays to make them in bulk!

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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