When I was a kid, some of my friends had Easy Bake Ovens. This device is basically just a light bulb in a box, well now there is a grown up version of this concept except it is carefully engineered to work with the laws of thermodynamics and create a useful appliance. The version I have is called the Superwave Oven there are other brands but they operate under the same basic principle of providing heat from a high wattage halogen bulb, and convection currents inside the oven enclosure using a fan.

This recipe will show you how to make hard boiled eggs without water, and I'll explain some of the concepts of thermodynamics along the way.

First, go out to the chicken coop and gather some eggs. My sister has some Amerucana chickens so their shells are pretty pastel colors when they are laid.

Step 1: Wash the Eggshells

Since the eggs were removed directly from the chicken coop there are a bit messy, so the first task is to carefully scrub the shells to remove any dirt and bacteria that may be on the shells.

Egg shells are semi permeable membranes, so do not wash your eggs ahead of time and put them back in the refrigerator as you will have introduced material in your rinse water that will start to make the egg spoil as it sits.
FYI: size and temp of egg will effect cooking times. I was a bit disappointed to find when I went to crack my first egg that it was merely soft boiled (glad I only did six). We had soft boiled eggs for breakfast so no big deal. I used EXTRA large eggs that came out of the fridge(not the coop...LOL). I would recommend adding a note to the above instructions. Next time I'll leave eggs cook for another 1-2 mins.
Theyre not hard boiled-thery're hard broiled! Budum-chhh!

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