More Than One Way To Boil An Egg

Eggs all day everyday! As you can imagine, living on a farm we eat our fair share of eggs.

At least two of our meals a day consists of eggs somewhere in there. Our hens are free range meaning they are free to roam all over our little farm foraging for protein and minerals! Doing so makes for the most nutrient dense, delicious eggs!

We like our eggs cooked just about every way possible, but I always keep some hard boiled ones in the fridge for quick go-to protein.

Have you ever hard boiled farm fresh, free range eggs? If you have you know they are much harder to peel than store bought ones. This has something to do with the age of the egg and the space between the membrane. I won’t bore you with the science behind it, but I will tell you I set out on a mission to find the easiest or best ways to hard boil and peel fresh farm eggs.

I have some pretty awesome Instagram followers and friends who were kind enough to pass along their own methods to me and it turned into this nerdy farm girl egg experiment! Keep reading to find out one of the worst ways to boil eggs and one of the best!

Pinterest Inspired Hard Boiled In An Oven:

Whatever you do, approach this method with some caution. This was by far my least favorite method, and the eggs were barely edible. If your brave enough to give this one a try, I wish you much better luck than I had!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place one egg into each spot on a regular size muffin tin.
  3. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Cool eggs immediately in ice water before peeling.

I had so much hope for this method and I was crushed when it turned into a big fat fail. The eggs did peel pretty easy, probably because most of them cracked open before I took them out of the oven, leaving tiny egg shell pieces all over  for me to clean up.


Once peeled, I found brown spots on most of the eggs, almost burnt.

Ugh again!

The eggs were certainly done enough and tasted distinctively  like rubber!

NO GO on that one!

Don’t worry though, other methods brought success, one of which is the baking soda method. It’s a no fuss method that doesn’t require any fancy gadgets!

Baking Soda Method:

1. Boil water in a medium size pot with 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

2. Submerge eggs into boiling water using a slotted spoon. Boil for 14 minutes.

3. Chill eggs in cold water immediately after boiling. Once chilled enough to touch, peel eggs with ease.

This method truly works well y’all! The eggs peel easily, leaves no damage to the whites, and the yolks are perfect on the inside.

If your anything like me, I like to keep things simple and use little to no equipment. This no fail boiling method is great for the minimalist like myself and makes peeling farm fresh eggs easy as pie! Pie…another favorite subject of mine, but I’ll leave that for another day!

Have an eggtastic day!

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