If you have laying hens you understand the continual frustration of getting a hard-boiled egg that will actually peel! I found the only solution was to use a pressure canner if I wanted an egg that would peel without tearing the egg apart. Now I have another method – the Sun Oven. I haven’t tried cooking them in a conventional oven, but have heard that is another option which would make sense. However, why use propane or electricity when you can achieve the same goal utilizing the free energy of the sun?
I started out by placing my eggs in a cardboard egg carton. It’s important to ensure that no part of the eggs are touching as it can cause a brown spot almost like a burn on the egg, a cardboard carton makes this easy to accomplish.
I preheated my Sun Oven ahead of time so when I was ready to cook them it was ready to go. I placed the egg carton in the oven and sealed the glass lid.
After about an hour (depending on the temp of your Sun Oven (this was a sunny day so it stayed hot, it it is a little cloudy you may want to keep it in about an hour and a half). You can always test it to see if it is fully cooked. I couldn’t help myself and ended up peeling two and sharing them with Hiro before I realized I hadn’t taken a video of it – oops! So I was left with one small one to show on the video, sorry about that.
I am including both my video and the video from the Sun Oven so you know exactly how to do it. It really is quite easy. I am really enjoying using the Sun Oven. It doesn’t heat up my house, doesn’t use propane, and it’s okay if I leave the food in a little longer because it doesn’t burn it. I’m not sure how the sun is so different than propane but it is!
Let me know if you cook your eggs in the Sun Oven and how they turned out!