Hard Baked Whole Eggs in the Solar Oven.
Sometimes I get so involved in thinking up something new for the solar oven, that I forget that cooking isn’t always about making something grand. Oftentimes, I forget that simple things can be made in the solar oven as well. Such as hard boiled or rather baked eggs. Hard boiled eggs become part of many other dishes – tuna & potato salads, deviled eggs, chef salads, etc. Recently on a message board that I belong to, Velda, one of the members was describing how easy it is to bake whole eggs in the solar oven. This really intrigued me. So I set out to see for myself. And the results were marvelous. No boiling water to watch. No cracked eggs with whites bulging out in the water. Easy to peel eggs.
I started with six raw eggs, placed in my pan, which I covered while cooking. I placed them into a cold solar oven, because I didn’t want the oven heat to bust my eggs. I took the first egg out at 30 minutes. It was still quite runny in the middle — not cooked. I took the second egg out after 1 hour. (I had intended to take it out after 45 minutes, but the time got away from me.) After 1 hour the egg was cooked perfectly, so I brought in the other four eggs. These eggs were extremely hot — way too hot to touch. It is interesting that they turned a spotted brown. Good thing Velda mentioned that they would. After the eggs cooled, they were easy to peel and I made tuna salad for lunch.
Thanks for the tip Velda.