|Hard cooking eggs in my solar oven.|
I learned how from a video at the Sun Oven website. We have a lot of eggs so I hard boil a lot of eggs and had to give it a try. Eggs are placed in a cardboard egg carton and put inside a preheated solar oven. That's it. It takes about an hour or so, but they come out perfectly hard cooked.
The video states that even fresh eggs are easy to peel and I found this to be pretty much true. Mine apparently have a pretty tough membrane, so fresh solar eggs don't peel without a few bits pulling off, but I no longer have to wait until eggs are "aged" to hard boil them. And I no longer have to hang around the stove so I won't forget they're on! (Don't ask.)
Besides being a novelty, so what? I have to say that the Sun Oven folks bring up several good preparedness points in regards to solar cooking. Besides being able to cook for free, it also conserves on two precious storage items - fuel and water. Eggs aside, solar cooking a moist heat method of cooking, so less liquid is needed for cooking most foods.
I use my solar oven almost every day because it has become one of my primary cooking tools. If there's sun, I'm cooking.