I stumbled upon this site months ago - early June, probably. It was about 90 degrees here - at night - closer to 110 degrees during the day. I couldn't see cranking up the oven - even if only to 212 degrees - especially not for five hours.
Well, last week-end we had a cold-wave, it was down to 80 degrees in the early morning and the sun seemed a little less bright and I decided it was finally time to crank up the oven and I salivated at the thought of these delicious eggs - the nutty flavor I read about. Mmmm - it was hard to wait the whole five hours.
Finally, I got to taste one of these long-awaited eggs. They were a fairly nice brown color, but I'm not really all that visually oriented, so that was not all that important. (Well, it is BROWN - now if they came out RED, okay, I might be more impressed.)
Then, I finally took a bite. I spent five hours making hard boiled eggs. I like eggs - they are one of my most favorite foods. Eggnog, poached, fried with no added fat all - from sunny side up to hard fried, fried in butter, fried in olive oil, omelettes, soft-boiled, hard-boiled - to name just a few ways I really like eggs.
Maybe it is my old, jaded taste-buds, but I will never spend 300 minutes to make hard-boiled eggs again. For me, it isn't a bad recipe, it is just a waste of time and heat. shrug