Hard cooked eggs in the oven

Asked March 28, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

Our educators across the state have been asked about the new way to cook eggs that is all over Facebook and Internet. Mini muffin pans, lay eggs on and bake at 325 for 30 minutes. My concern was them blowing up in the oven and the food safety. What do we tell them?

Centre County Pennsylvania food safety

1 Response

From a food safety perspective, as long as the internal temperature reaches 160 F, it should be safe.
http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html

While heating in the microwave is more likely to cause eggs to "blowup", I don't suspect that will be the case in oven cooking.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Martin Bucknavage
Penn State Department of Food Science
mwb124@psu.edu