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This hack will change how you boil eggs forever

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We've always boiled eggs in, well, boiling water. It seemed like the logical solution, right? Turns out, it's not!

There is actually a much simpler way to cook up some hard or soft-boiled eggs, particularly if you want to make a big batch of them (think egg & lettuce sandwiches for days, yum).

We just discovered an egg hack we've never encountered before: cooking hard-boiled eggs in the oven *mind explodes*.

It's really simple and from here on in you won't need to waste time watching the stove to make sure the water doesn't boil over. Plus you can bake over 12 eggs at once!

 

So how do you make boiled eggs in the oven?

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC.

Step 2. Grab a muffin baking tray, and pop an egg in each section.

Step 3. Bake for 20 minutes if you like runny soft-boiled eggs or 30 minutes if you prefer solid hard-boiled eggs.

 

Eggs to be baked

 

What about having to peel those stubborn suckers?

Once the eggs are baked to perfection, unless you're having egg and soldiers, you'll still need to do that wretched thing that you always do when making hard-boiled eggs... peel them.

Fortunately, we've got a hack for that too!

Naturally, there are hundreds of nifty solutions around peeling the shell off eggs, but we think Food52's solution takes the cake.

Simply take your egg when its still hot and add it to a glass of cold water. Here's the kicker, cover the glass and shake it like a polaroid picture - like go nuts! Once the 'shake it, sh-sh-shake it' is done, the cracked egg should "release easily from its shell like when a snake sheds its skin."

If you're cooking up a batch of boiled eggs, we suggest trying another method whereby you crack the bottom of each egg and let them sit in a bowl of ice cold water for five minutes before attempting the stress-inducing-peel action.

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Do you have any egg hacks? Let us know about them in the comments.

Image Credit: Hippopx & RawPixel