Easy Way To Make Hard Boiled Eggs Outside

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Have you tried making hard boiled eggs outside? This is my favorite way to make them. I don’t have to wait and watch for the water to come to a boil on my conventional stove. I normally bring my boiled eggs to a rolling boil, turn off the kitchen stove and let them sit for about 20 minutes. This time I baked them in my Sun Oven.

Today, I put six eggs in a 12 cup cupcake/muffin tin.  I didn’t put any water in the cupcake pans, just fresh eggs.

Preheat Your Sun Oven-To Bake Hard Boiled Eggs:

I preheated the Sun Oven to about 350 degrees. The way you preheat a Sun Oven is by opening up the shiny reflectors and facing the oven towards the sun. Just close the oven lid and lock it in place to keep the heat inside. It takes about 20-30 minutes to preheat to 350 degrees. This time period will depend on when you have ideal sun shine in your location for using a sun oven. Typically I say between 10:00 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. The pans must be dark, not shiny or it will reflect the sun and heat away from the Sun Oven. My favorite Sun Oven: All American Sun Oven Dehydrating and Preparedness Accessory Package

I decided to add an extra 10 minutes to be safe. I “baked” the eggs for forty minutes. The eggs get “speckles”…no worries. Those spots are normal, they look weird the first time you see them. I call them baking spots. I like to use hand/finger heat resistant gloves when using my Sun Oven because the glass door is very hot. The gloves are easier to use than hot pads, in my opinion. Heat resistant gloves: #1 Oven Gloves – Extreme Heat Resistant EN407 Certified – 1 Pair – Use As BBQ Gloves, Oven Mitts or Pot Holders – Enjoy Complete Safety When Cooking or Grilling – 3 Sizes Available

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I removed the eggs after baking and plunged them into ice cold water like you do when you use your kitchen stove. I waited another 10 minutes and peeled them. Yes, you will see a few tiny brown specks caused from “baking” them, but……wow this is so much easier! One HUGE deal is the fact they peel easier! I love saving money on my power bill too! I really like, and suggest you try, to use the items I have available for emergencies. This gives me confidence that the process will actually work when I’m under pressure to perform.

Picture trying to use your Sun Oven for the first time when the emergency has caused the power to go out. We always try new appliances, food supplies, and other preparedness items right when we get them so we have some experience under our belts. Again, picture trying to bake bread or prepare some other vital food item at the time of the actual emergency without ever testing things first.

I hope you try making hard boiled eggs in your Sun Oven. If you don’t have one I highly recommend saving your money to buy one of these to save on your utility bills and be ready for any unforeseen disaster.

Pressure Cook Boiled Eggs: Recipe by Food Storage Moms.

P.S. My daughter, Heidi bakes her eggs in her conventional oven following the same directions above-350 degrees for only 30 minutes-plunge in cold icy water-10 minutes, but I really love using my Solar Sun Oven!

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6 thoughts on “Easy Way To Make Hard Boiled Eggs Outside

  • August 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I’m really anxious to try this–thanks!

  • August 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • September 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    That is so cool!

  • September 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, solar oven sounds ideal in FL!

  • June 9, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I have been using my sun oven for years and It cooks boiled eggs fine and easy, but if you don’t have a
    Sun oven any heat source will do. I put my eggs in any pot with a vegetable steamer pan and a lid.
    I steam them for 20 minutes using any fire that is handy. I then cool them in tap water until they are cool enough to handle. I crack them by putting them in a plastic container with a snap on lid and shacking them until the shells crack. This works best if the container is not over half full. The eggs peel easy hot or after a week in the frig.

    • June 10, 2020 at 8:09 am

      Hi Gene, oh I love this trick about “shacking” them! Great tip on steaming the eggs, not everyone has a Sun Oven. Thank you, Linda


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