One of the biggest uses I get out of my Instant Pot when I am not making dinner is making hard boiled eggs. I use the 5/5/5 method where I cook them for 5 minutes with a cup of water, let the pot naturally release steam for 5 minutes, then put the eggs in an ice bath for 5 minutes.
The shells fall off and the eggs are cooked beautifully! When I make them on the stove I always end up with gray rings around my yolk. No more gray rings!
- 6-8 eggs
- Add trivet to pot and pour in 1 cup of water to Instant Pot.
- Place eggs on trivet.
- Cook eggs on high pressure for 5 minutes.
- Let the pot naturally release steam for 5 minutes. Then quick release to release the rest of the steam.
- Remove eggs from Instant Pot and put them in an ice bath for 5 minutes.
I have to laugh! With all the great Instant Pot recipes out there, nothing delighted me more than the Instant Pot Boiled Eggs. I have *never* been able to make boiled eggs without losing half of it to the shell, no matter how many methods I tried. My husband and I both love egg salad, so I had resorted to buying already boiled and peeled eggs in the grocery store. A friend who makes a lot of deviled eggs told me about it, and I was thrilled! Now I can get back to using organic eggs for my egg salad.
The older the egg the better it peels. Really fresh eggs don’t usually peel nicely.