How to Roast an Egg for Passover

Learn how to roast an egg for Passover without making a mess!

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The roasted egg has a brown hue and it is served with the shell intact.

The roasted eggs that are prepared for Passover are symbols of renewal and remembrance. At the beginning of Passover, family and friends enjoy a banquet known as Seder. The Seder plate consists of edible symbols that the head of household serves to guests. A roasted egg, otherwise known as Beitzah, rests on the plate along with shank bone, herbs, and other traditional foods.


Roasting an egg properly will help avoid a mess when you cook it and eventually dig in. With this tutorial, learn how to roast an egg for Passover.

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Things You'll Need

  • Saucepan with lid

  • Seder plate

1. Bring Eggs to a Boil

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Place the eggs in a saucepan on the stovetop. Cover the eggs with water and bring it to a boil.

2. Remove From Heat and Continue Cooking

Remove the saucepan from the stovetop once the water boils. Place a lid over the saucepan and allow the eggs to cook for 10 to 12 minutes.


Boiling the eggs before roasting them is key when roasting an egg for Passover. Otherwise, they might explode while roasting.

2. Stop Cooking Eggs and Preheat the Oven

Strain the hot water from the eggs to stop them from overcooking. Alternatively, you can fill a bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes and set the boiled eggs in the water to stop them from cooking.


While you wait for them to stop cooking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Roast Eggs

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Place the boiled eggs in the oven on a foil-lined sheet pan or directly onto the wire racks and roast the eggs in the shells until the shells appear charred or brown and have a crack or two, about six minutes.



A toaster oven will also work to roast an egg and will take about four minutes.

4. Remove and Serve

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Remove the roasted eggs from the oven. Serve the eggs inside their shells on the Seder plate.


Cooking eggs for too long will cause them to have a tough and rubbery texture. Eggs will often continue to cook after you remove them from the heat source, so avoid allowing them to cook for too long.


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