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Old 11-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Exploding eggs

I have read on a few posts that eggs can be hard cooked in the oven. I tried it today..and after about 20 minutes, some of the eggs exploded. Fortunately, the eggs were already cook. Is there some way to stop the exploding part? I think I was cooking at around 360 degree. If I lower the temperature will this be less likely to happen? I really like the idea of not having to use water to cook the eggs.

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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I have read on a few posts that eggs can be hard cooked in the oven. I tried it today..and after about 20 minutes, some of the eggs exploded. Fortunately, the eggs were already cook. Is there some way to stop the exploding part? I think I was cooking at around 360 degree. If I lower the temperature will this be less likely to happen? I really like the idea of not having to use water to cook the eggs.

You could try putting a pin hole in the blunt end of the egg to allow pressure to escape.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have read on a few posts that eggs can be hard cooked in the oven. I tried it today..and after about 20 minutes, some of the eggs exploded. Fortunately, the eggs were already cook. Is there some way to stop the exploding part? I think I was cooking at around 360 degree. If I lower the temperature will this be less likely to happen? I really like the idea of not having to use water to cook the eggs.
After much cogitation, I can't think of one reason why anyone would want to cook eggs in shell in the oven!

Boiling them in a saucepan is
a) quicker
and
b) cheaper

than baking them in the oven (and kinder to the nerves, too).

As a matter of interest what do you have against cooking them in water?
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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I have read on a few posts that eggs can be hard cooked in the oven. I tried it today..and after about 20 minutes, some of the eggs exploded. Fortunately, the eggs were already cook. Is there some way to stop the exploding part? I think I was cooking at around 360 degree. If I lower the temperature will this be less likely to happen? I really like the idea of not having to use water to cook the eggs.
Just thought. You aren't confusing cooking eggs en cocotte in the oven with hard cooked eggs in shell, are you?

Eggs en cocotte are eggs removed from the shell and baked in individual ramekins with cream and various additions.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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After much cogitation, I can't think of one reason why anyone would want to cook eggs in shell in the oven!

Boiling them in a saucepan is
a) quicker
and
b) cheaper

than baking them in the oven (and kinder to the nerves, too).

As a matter of interest what do you have against cooking them in water?
Mad, you beat me to it. I was wondering the same thing.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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I'm thinking the same thing as Mad Cook and Rocket J Dawg. Why? What is the benefit of avoiding water to cook an egg in the shell? You would have to use some water to clean up the mess.
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I'm thinking the same thing as Mad Cook and Rocket J Dawg. Why? What is the benefit of avoiding water to cook an egg in the shell? You would have to use some water to clean up the mess.


It might make sense if one were cooking something else in the oven at the same time.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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I have read on a few posts that eggs can be hard cooked in the oven. I tried it today..and after about 20 minutes, some of the eggs exploded. Fortunately, the eggs were already cook. Is there some way to stop the exploding part? I think I was cooking at around 360 degree. If I lower the temperature will this be less likely to happen? I really like the idea of not having to use water to cook the eggs.
Well I'll be darned. I couldn't figure out why in the world someone would want to do this so I googled it. Apparently it is quite common.
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Well I'll be darned. I couldn't figure out why in the world someone would want to do this so I googled it. Apparently it is quite common.
Baked Eggs : Alton Brown
I may be a little suspicious but the date on this link is very close to April Fool's Day
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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I may be a little suspicious but the date on this link is very close to April Fool's Day
This one is from November I think. I googled "baked eggs in shell" and a whole bunch came up.
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